Valparaiso Amateur Film Festival is a unique opportunity for amateur filmmakers to share their work with a wide audience and learn from others in their field. We hope to see your work there!

This year's Valparaiso Amateur Film Festival is sure to be an exciting and diverse showcase of talent, with a wide range of styles and genres represented. Whether you're a fan of drama, comedy, animation, or something else entirely, there is likely to be something for everyone at the festival.

Overall, Valparaiso Amateur Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work and for audiences to discover new and exciting short films. I hope you have a great time at the festival!

Anatoly Cheremukhin


We are pleased to announce that all the short films selected for our festival will receive an electronic diploma. In addition, in each category the best short film will be determined, which will be awarded with a trophy (Right now we are designing and creating medals, using recycled metals.)

Best Feature Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Animation
Best Children Film/Animation

We hope you enjoy the experience of participating in our festival and we are excited to see your films. Good luck to you all!

Requirements and Rules:

  • Films must not be longer than 30 minutes.
  • Any film with a language different from Spanish must provide subtitles in English or Spanish in SRT format.
  • We are pleased to announce that each selected work will receive a diploma of honor in recognition of their outstanding achievement.
  • The organization assumes that the persons or groups that register the works have the exhibition rights of the same, as well as the authorization to collect the award in the case of collective authorship. In any case, the organization disclaims any responsibility that may arise from the infringement of this database
  • Participants are required to maintain communication with the festival organizers and stay informed about updates and notifications. The festival may request additional materials for films in specific cases. In the event that a participant does not respond or fails to provide the requested materials, the festival reserves the right to exclude the selected film from the program.
  • Registration Fee: There is a 15$US(Regular DeadLine) registration fee for each submission .All money received from registration will be used to cover costs involved with the organizing of the Valparaiso Amateur Film Festival.
  • Participants under 14 years in the Best Children Film/Animation category are free to pay the fee. The only condition is that the work must be carried out by a child/children under 14 years of age.

    PLEASE NOTE: The registration fee is non-refundable and, it doesn´t guarantee the selection of the film.
  • We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.
  • The festival does not provide participants with any financial rewards, compensation, or payment for the screening of their films or any other circumstances. Participation in the festival is voluntary, and participants are not entitled to any financial benefits from the festival, except for awards and prizes established by the festival organizers in specific categories.
  • We reserve the right to change or update festival rules
  • By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receive marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties

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