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submissions for cinelatino 2017 are closed.


Cinélatino 29èmes Rencontres de Toulouse invites directors and producers from Latin America to submit their films for selection for the XXIX edition of the festival, which will take place in Toulouse, France, from March 17th to 26th, 2017. Entries are open for fiction, documentary, art and experimental films in all full-length, medium-length and short films.

Films produced on 2015 and 2016 can be submitted to be selected on the CATEGORIES described below.  To be considered for the FIction or Documentary Competition, the film must be unreleased in France on March 2017.

Films related to Latin america directed by non-latinamerican directors can also participate to be selected for the out of competition sections.


Submission Deadlines :

  • Registration will be open until the 12th DECEMBER 2016.
  • To be selected for the JEUNE PUBLIC section, for young audiences between 6 & 12 years old, films must be submitted before November 15th 2016.

Submission are free, and must be made trough the online form, available in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.



OFFICIAL Competitions

The prizes and endowments are likely to be modified from the date of publication of  call for entries and the event. Its final version will be published in the catalog of the 2017 edition .

(In order to participate in the competitive categories of feature films, fiction or documentaries, the film must be unreleased in France and directed by a latinamerican director)

Feature films competition

12 feature films unreleased in France are competing for:

- The Jury’s Crush Prize. The jury is made up of cinema industry professionals. This prize attributes a grant to encourage the french distribution of the awarded film in France. This sum includes:
> 3000€ in cash for the french distributor
> technical support : subtitling or DCP services for about 2000€ by Le Joli Mai.

- The Public Prize:  the local daily newspaper, “La Dépêche du Midi, : following your emotions”, will support the film that was best received by the public when it was released in Toulouse by offering it an advertising campaign in Toulouse and its region.

- The FIPRESCI Prize, International federation of film Critics, for a first work. The jury is made up of 3 journalists from the international press. The FIPRESCI guarantees a journalistic presence in 60 countries and awards the “International Review Prize” in more than 50 festivals every year, including Cannes Festival.

- The Prize “Découverte" of the French Film Critics, for a first feature film of the director. The jury is made up of 3 journalists members of the French Union of Film Critics.

- CCAS Prize (Caisse Centrale d'Activités Sociales du Personnel des Industries Electriques et Gazières) : A jury made of beneficiaries of Toulouse CMCAS votes for their favorite film. The movie should be suitable for a family audience in order to enable the discovery of a continent through its cinematography. The winner will receive a trophy in partnership with EDF SA and the film will be the screened during the summer 2014 at the CCAS vacation centers.

The Rail d’Oc Prize: Given to a first film by the railway workers who enjoy cinema, “Ceux du Rail”.

- The "Lycéen" Feature Film Prize, given by a jury composed by high school students, after participate in a residence by María Isabel Ospina. Supported by DRAC and DRAAF Occitanie - Pyrénées Méditerrannée.

documentaries official competition

> 7 documentaries unreleased in France are competing for:

The Documentary Prize Rencontres de Toulouse "sous l'égide des Médiathèques de Occitanie - Pyrénées Méditerrannée", awarded by a jury of 2 European and Latin American film professionals, and 3 librarians from the region. The price endow the director an amount of 2000€ given by the Municipality of Toulouse (€ 1500) and the Library Terra Nova (500 €). The winning film will be proposed to the Commission of Documentary Film Images en Bibliothèques association, responsible for the distribution of films in French media libraries through the network of BPI (Bibliothèque Publique d'Information), the CNC (Centre National du Film and Moving Image) and ADAV (Ateliers Diffusion Audiovisuelle). The librarians from the Region will be invited to purchase the film to integrate it in their collections.

- The SIGNIS Prize. A jury made up of professionals from the cinema gives this award. SIGNIS is the World Catholic Organization for Communication.


short films competition 

Short films will compete for:

- The Revelation Prize : a jury composed by a member of ACREAMP, Art Cinema Network of the regions Aquitaine, Limousin y Midi-Pyrénnées, and two professionals form Europe and the region, choose the "revelation" short film. It will be screened in different theaters in the region during the next edition of Cinélatino, on March 2018. This award aims to offer a new window to broadcast films in cinemas and facilitate the encounter with the public.

- The Courtoujours Prize: a jury made up of university students from Toulouse, in collaboration with the CROUS, gives this award.

- The SIGNIS Prize short film: a jury made up of professionals from the film industry gives this award.





Selection of fiction feature films from the current and the previous year, unreleased in Toulouse. The Panorama brings together new directors’ films as well as recognized directors’ films.

Selection of documentary films from the current and the previous year, unreleased in Toulouse.

Selection of short films from the current and previous year.



JEUNE PUBLIC (Children Program)

Selection of films (short films and feature films of fiction, animated films, documentaries, and others) adapted to the 6/12 years old. To be selected in this category, films must be submitted before November 15th.

Selection of films presented by Toulouse's associations related to Tango.

Carte Blanche to diferent associations presenting films accompanied by activities and discussions.


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