Frequently asked questions

What is the FICM?

The Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) is a film festival founded in 2003 in the city of Morelia, capital of the state of Michoacán, Mexico. It aims to promote new talents in national cinema, increasing the cinematographic offer for Mexican and international audiences and to contribute to the promotion of cultural and tourist activities in the state of Michoacán.

Who can participate in the FICM competing sections?

Only works directed by Mexican citizens or legal residents in Mexico can compete. Works registered in previous editions of FICM, filmed for promotional purposes, that have been presented on television, commercially exhibited, distributed on DVD or on the Internet for free are not accepted. It is okay if they have been shared over online with a restricted user code.

What is Impulso Morelia?

The Impulso Morelia section of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) presents an exclusive program of Mexican feature films in post-production in order to offer international visibility to the proposals and create a space for the exchange of ideas between Mexican filmmakers and professionals from the film scene world.

What is the Online Mexican Short Film Selection?

All works registered in the Mexican Short Film section (with a maximum duration of 40 minutes) can be considered for the Online Mexican Short Film Selection, as long as the director authorizes it at the time of submitting their work to the festival. The works that are part of this selection can be seen online during the week of the festival. The winning short film will receive the Online Short Film Award, which consists of a financial incentive and a diploma.

What kinds of films are shown at FICM?

The competitive sections of Short Film, Documentary, Mexican Feature Film and Michoacan Section represent the essence of the festival, which has become one of the most important forums to promote emerging filmmakers in our country. The program is complemented by a selection of Mexican and international premieres, retrospectives by various directors, films from the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Festival, conferences and special screenings.

What kind of tickets are available and how do I get them?

The purchase of tickets can be done through

Take into account that:

  • The cost of the ticket is $ 71 pesos for performances at Cinépolis Morelia Centro, and $ 77 pesos for performances at Cinépolis Las Américas.
  • To avoid crowds of people and lines, tickets will be assigned to numbered seats. The place you choose during your purchase is the place you should use during the show.
  • When making your purchase online, the electronic ticket with a QR code will be sent to you by mail that you must present on a mobile device at the entrance of the room.
  • During the festival there will also be ticket sales at the box office; In any case, to avoid lines, we recommend that you make the purchase through digital channels.
  • The performances at Cinépolis Klic will be free with a limited number of virtual tickets / viewings and will be available only for Mexican territory. These functions will be released on the day and time indicated in the schedule.

The functions on Canal 22 (MX) will be freely accessible through televisions on the day and time indicated in the programming.

The Online Mexican Short Film Selection will be available for free playback on the sites Selecció and from October 28 to 31.

How can I attend the festival?

Anyone can attend the festival. Those who do not have accreditation can access the screenings by purchasing a ticket at the box office or online.

Do virtual screenings have a cost?

No. The screenings on Cinépolis Klic, Canal 22 and FilminLatino are free. Screenings at Cinépolis Klic have a limited number of virtual tickets / viewings.

How can I access the virtual screenings?

You’ll be able to find the schedule in the programming section of the website; screenings will be available on Channel 22, FilmLatino and Cinépolis Klic .

To watch the screenings on on Channel 22, tune into Channel 22 on your television on the day and time of the screening.

To see the screenings in Cinépolis Klic, enter the Programming section. Then, choose the day of your preference, check the schedules and click on the one you want to see. Once you’ve chosen the movie, follow the instructions on the Cinépolis Klic app.

To see the screenings in FilminLatino, go to and register.

What is FICM Presents?

FICM Presents consists of a series of screenings throughout the year. The goal of the project is to continuously promote cinematographic culture and to consolidate the creation of an audience eager for new proposals. FICM Presents is divided in three regions: Michoacán, National and International. You can check out the venues and screening times here.