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Call for entries for IYL 2015 Film Festival at the IYL 2015 Closing Ceremony

Posted By Administration, 23 November 2015
Dear all,

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) will be brought to an official close with a ceremony to be held over three days from 4-6 February 2016 in the city of Mérida, Mexico. As a parallel event of the programme, we are glad to announce the organization of the IYL 2015 Film Festival to showcase videos/documentaries developed to celebrate the IYL 2015. A call for entries is open to select films for the festival. We would appreciate if you can disseminate this information as wide as possible using your own dissemination channels in your countries.

The art of cinema can show us the true nature of life but it is just an illusion. An illusion, at 24 frames per second, which fools our eyes into sensing motion when light is projected onto a big screen. Over the year, many people worldwide have decided to celebrate light and the IYL 2015’s themes and goals by creating several videos documenting IYL 2015 anniversaries, physics phenomena related to light or just IYL 2015 activities. With this festival we would like to get a glimpse of what have been produced around the world and pay homage to the creators of the videos.

Information about Submission Process

1) Any form: Films of any length. (Shorts and Features)
2) Films that were produced to celebrate the IYL 2015 or that fit the IYL 2015 themes and goals
3) Films that are in English/Spanish or suitably subtitled in English (films originally produced in any languages are welcome).
4) Entries for selection are required to be sent in digital (upload) format.

How to submit a film:

Please fill in the following form (

Deadline for submission: Tuesday 15 December 2015 at 23:59:59 CET.


For any enquiries, please contact
For more information:

Best regards,

Jorge G. Rivero González
EPS IYL2015 Outreach Officer

Tags:  call  film  International Year of Light 2015  IYL 2015 

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