Ojo de Pescado celebrates cinema from around the world


After three years alternating between virtual and in-person activities, the Ojo de Pescado Int’l Film Festival for Children & Youth in Chile has a strong ambition for its 12th edition: to strengthen its ties with the communities of Valparaíso.



The Ojo de Pescado Int’l Film Festival, founded in 2012 in Valparaíso, Chile, returns with an interesting calendar of activities for children and young people. In 2023 the goal is to promote work with the communities and territories of Valparaíso, a major seaport city and world heritage site, but also a vivid educational centre, where the active participation of young audiences is guaranteed. The subscription call for the festival is now open, until the 8th of May.


Every year the festival presents more than one hundred movies (including features, shorts and TV/web series in competition) to an audience of more than 5,000 children from different schools. As a prelude to the festival (26 August-2 September) there will be audiovisual creation workshops for children in different places and schools in Valparaíso, and a series of film screenings with a prominent role for European cinema.

These activities will take place throughout the year, with free access and a strong social and inclusive character. “The Festival will be a meeting point for filmmakers, professionals and global institutions, as directors from different parts of the world will be present with their feature films in competition,” explains Alejandra Fritis Zapata, Artistic Director of Ojo de Pescado.


The call for submission to all the festival’s categories is open until 8 May. Check it out on the Ojo de Pescado website.