Rules and Terms Festival Icaro 2019

The Icaro International Film Festival has been a key element in the creation of a Central American audiovisual movement, where the cultural integration of the region becomes a reality.

Its execution is through the International Network of Icaro Film Festivals with representation in each Central American country from Guatemala to Panama; in Cuba and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean; in New York and Los Angeles in United States; Bogota and Buenos Aires in South America and in Barcelona, ​​Spain. Between July and October, ICARO National Film Festivals and Icaro Film samples take place in each country, in preparation for the International Film Festival that takes place on the full moon of November, in Guatemala. In 2019 the main headquarters will be in the towns of Atitlan Lake.

The Icaro International Film Festival opens its call to participate in the XXII edition. The registration period is from April 8th to June 30th, 2019, exclusively through

Submit your film project

Participate only projects made during the period 2018 - 2019, Central American and foreign countries in the categories of FEATURE FILM AND SHORT FILM in:


In addition to the statue that recognizes the best work in each category, technical-artistic recognition is given to Central Americans:

  • Best Director
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Script
  • Best Production
  • Best Sound
  • Best Editing
  • Best Art Design
  • Best Female Performance
  • Best Male Perfomance

Each of the Central American countries will select during the celebration of the Icaro National Film Festivals, between July and September, the works that will represent them in the International competition in November in Guatemala.

The feature films and short films selected should send a link in high quality digital file to

  • The failure of the juries is unappealable.
  • ​​The Organizing Committee of the Icaro Film Festival does not interfere in the decision of the juries.
  • The jury of the XXII Icaro Film Festival will be integrated by internationally recognized filmmakers.
  • On September 30th, 2019 the list of the Official Selection of the XXII Icaro Film Festival will be available at
  • For works in Spanish they must have English subtitles, for works in other languages ​​they must have Spanish and English subtitles.
  • The nominees and winners (with the exception of feature films) from both: Central American section and the International section, will be part of the Icaro National Film Festivals in Central America and the International Traveling Exhibition in the countries where it is held.
  • The inscription to Icaro Film Festival supposes the license for noncommercial exhibition for these windows.
  • Feature films may be part of the Icaro National Film Festivals and the Itinerant international Festivals  if they express this in writing to the Icaro Organizing Committee, International Film Festival in Central America.
  • Shortfilms may participate in the platform in the special edition of the Festival.
  • The Icaro Film Festival does not have a budget for exhibition fee license.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to withdraw from competition during any phase of the process works that, with intention, omission or error, have provided incorrect information in the registration of their work or do not meet the technical requirements necessary for its projection and dissemination