FESTIVAL RULES


¡GoyaQueer! The Mexico International LGBTQ+ Film Festival
October 26-30, 2022, Ciudad de Mexico

By submitting your film to The Mexico International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, you acknowledge having read all of the following, and you accept all the conditions listed below.

We only accept LGBTQ+ Films.
Submission MUST be made on our FILMFREEWAY page.

We only accept HQ submissions in .mp4 or .mov films with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080. Then screeners in DCP (if film is selected).
No encoded subtitles. Separated .srt files only.
Subtitles must be sent separately, in Spanish (or at least in English if Spanish is not available).
We do not accept DVD nor Blu-Ray screeners.
We do not accept unsecure links nor links from an unknown website (FilmFreeway or Vimeo links preferred).

The submitter is responsible for the submission.
If the submitter is not the author of the film submitted to us, he/she is obligated to provide a written agreement from the author.
The screeners' links and passwords must stay active at least until June 30th, 2022, as we logistically can't stock all DCP video-files on our servers.
In the event of a change of password or URL, please advise us immediately, as your participation will be terminated otherwise.

Once your film is selected, for your registration to be fully validated and your film to be added to our program, your submission must include all the following elements:
- your application-form signed by hand (it will be sent to you if we select your film).
- a final HD screener version of the film (minimum 1920p or 4k) WITHOUT ANY SUBTITLES ENCODED (subtitles must be provided SEPARATELY),
- the synopsis,
- a PUBLIC Vimeo or YouTube link to the TRAILER (mandatory even for very short films),
- some good quality stills (minimum 200dpi) that you authorize us to use at no cost for the promotion of both your film and our event (which include our advertising promotional mediums such as posters, flyers, articles…).
It is the submitter's responsibility to make sure that these requirements are met: only the submissions that contain all the necessary materials will be validated.

ALL FILMS (even Spanish-speaking) MUST provide proper Spanish (or at least English) subtitles, in a SEPARATE .srt file (meaning NOT encoded on the film).
Failure to provide working .srt subtitles in an external file, before the submission deadline, will result in disqualification.

The (only) deadline to submit your film is May 22nd, 2022.
The downloadable links must be available permanently until October 30th, 2022.
Should your film be accepted, you grant us the right to use an excerpt from your film for promotional purposes (only) on any support and in any media promoting the festival.
Each accepted film may be shown more than once during the festival, as we grant the audience the possibility of an "encore screening".

Scheduling is purely at the sole discretion of the our staff.
Once your film is officially selected, you immediately grant us the right to show your film as many times as necessary to journalists and partners (only), before, during and after the festival, in order for us to promote your film and the festival.

WE DO NOT PAY for the screenings, neither film director, nor producer/distributors, nor any member of the team/crew/cast...: by submitting your project, you acknowledge that we will not pay to select, advertise and show your film publicly.

We will NOT PAY for transportation, nor accommodation, nor will we pay for any other expenses that film directors or other film-staff will encounter by coming to Mexico for the festival. Your presence at the festival is at your own cost.

By entering your film for consideration, you acknowledge that your work is cleared for public screenings, and that you, the submitter, own the full legal intellectual property of the film you are submitting.
Once your film is selected by our team and you have agreed to our terms and conditions, neither the submitter nor those associated with the project will have the possibility to refuse us the authorization to show the film publicly, meaning we will be able to show the film at the festival without any compensation what so ever.

We can NOT be held responsible for any claim, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including, but not limited to, attorney's fees and court costs) which may occur for any reason involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, loss of or damage to the film submitted to us.
If a film is illegally registered for the festival by a third party who does not hold the rights to the film, that person will be solely responsible, and will have to answer alone in court for this fraud, we won't be held responsible.

Festival Internacional de
Cine LGBTQ+ de MexicO