For submission: 15 February 2019.

The final works will be received: From 11 March to 21 March 2019.


Submission: Online.

Festival: Hidalgo, Mexico.



The International Image Festival FINI 2019

The Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH) and its Board of Trustees are fully committed to the promotion of culture and arts, For that reason they call students, artists, professors, researchers, and experts to participate with their ideas and proposals in the IX Edition of FINI which will be held on May 2-10, 2019 having as main topic “Populism”.

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The contest is organized by the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo (Mexico) and its Board of Trustees.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Photography (analogue and digital)
  • Alternative techniques (digital art, photo montage or college)
  • Documentary (short / feature-length film)
  • Poster (free technique)

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • The Jury will be the only authorized body and will have their discussion on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to decide the places of the finalists for each genre in the two established categories.
  • The awarding ceremony will take place on May 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • This Call for Entries is addressed to students and professionals of photography, design, visual arts and documentary films.
  • The former must be students from bachelor programs related to visual arts, design or cinematography gave at Mexican or foreign universities, or students from other schools, that in spite of not granting any bachelor degrees, give courses in those disciplines that are recognized by education authorities or academic, artistic and professional certified institutions or organizations.
  • The latter must be image professionals in any of the genres included in this Call for Entries.
  • The ones who register in the Contest have the responsibility to guarantee that they own the intellectual property rights of their submitted work, or, if applicable, that they have the authorization of the individual person or legal entity that hired their professional services to do the work.
  • Individual persons of any nationality can participate, The minimum age for registration is 18 years old at the time of the closing of this Call for Entries.
  • The participants can take part in only one of the two categories, however, they can register in more than one of the four genres already established.
  • The works submitted for this contest should have been made within the five previous years to the closing of this Call for Entries.
  •  Administrative personnel of the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo, the members of the Board of Trustees and the organizers of the International Image Festival cannot participate.
  • The disregard of the Terminology and Requirements hereof will be a motive for disqualification.
  • Type of Content must send :
    • Photography and Alternative techniques : HD images, The images must be on TIFF format, RGB or greyscale, 8 bits, a resolution of 300 DPI and with a weight of approximately 60MB.
    • Documentary : Three final copies of their full-length film and short film in a DVD format, NTSC system, with Spanish or English subtitles (as needed).
    • Poster : Digital files with the following specifications 175 DPl, TIFF format, RGB and a size of 120 X 170 cm.

Opportunity Cost



  • Photography, Alternative techniques, and  Documentary
    • 1st prize: 4,500 USD
    • 2nd prize: 2,500 USD
    • 3rd prize: 1,500 USD
  • Poster
    • 1st prize: 4,500 USD


  • Photography, Alternative techniques, and  Documentary
    • 1st prize: 2,200 USD
    • 2nd prize: 1,200 USD
    • 3rd prize: 750 USD
  • Poster
    • 1st prize: 2,200 USD

How to Apply

First Step: Fill out the registration form available in the following web site.

Second Step: Receive the acceptance mail.

Third Step: (photography, alternative techniques, and poster) upload the digital images in any of the genres included in this Call for Entries,The documentary participants must include the link and password (if there is any) to visualize the work, Once the system verifies that the information and the submissions have been correctly registered, you will get a generating number as a reference.

The POSTER participants selected as finalists must send their digital files of their posters in any of the genres included in this Call for Entries by Wetransfer to the e-mail : Also, they must send brief CV infor- mation (half a page).

The finalists of the DOCUMENTARY category will send their work to the addresses:

Office of the International Image Festival
Torre Administrativa, second floor.
Abasolo 600, Col. Centro, C.P. 42000; Pachuca de Soto,
Hidalgo, Mexico.
Tel: 52(771) 717-2000 ext. 1021

Note : The schedule for admissions will be from 9 am to 5 pm on working days.

For More information about registration, Please click Here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Shorouk Nasser / Egypt and Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt
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