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Delphinus® and the Universidad Anáhuac Cancún, in context with the 11th Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean®, wish to invite all university students to participate in the “Second Contest of Cineminutes for the Ocean”.

The goal of this contest is to promote the dissemination of short audiovisual messages to sensitize the public about the importance of knowing about and caring for the ocean.


Participation is open to all active students of any undergraduate degree from any university or institution of higher education, public or private, from anywhere in the world.

All audiovisual works submitted to the contest must be original and unpublished and be the exclusive intellectual property of the participant. In case of using external audio, video or image sources, these must be in the public domain or royalty free.


The participating cineminutes will focus on caring for the ocean in a positive and purposeful way in ways revolving around the following themes:

  • Climate change

  • Overfishing

  • Plastic pollution

  • Invasive species

  • Conservation of the vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus)


  1. Participation will be individual.

  2. The short films must have a duration of one minute, including a bumper provided by the organizers. If credits are included, they must go after the bumper and they will not be counted as part of the stipulated time.

  3. The cineminute must present one of the five themes, and include a proposed solution to the problem posed.

  4. The short films can be recorded in any language. The transcription of dialogues and background voice in the source language must be included in a Word file and include a translation into Spanish and/or English.

  5. Participants may submit a maximum of two (2) short films, but only one of them may win a prize.

  6. The cineminute can be recorded with any device or camcorder and can be edited with external tools.

Video format:

The cineminute must be delivered in .MP4 format with a resolution of 1080p (Full HD) - 1920 X 1080 pixels and be in landscape format.

Receiving Submissions:

Participants must register using the following form:  filling in with your full name, date of birth, country and city of residence, as well as the study center to which you belong and the title of your cineminute(s).

Likewise, participants must prove their status as an active student by means of a certificate, current student ID, student transcript or any other document that serves as evidence. This document will be attached to the registration form.

The short films must be sent between the issuance of this call and until 23:59 hours on May 31, 2023 (GMT -5). Late work will not be accepted.

The organizers presuppose that the participant owns the rights to the work presented, so it does not assume any responsibility derived from the contestants in this case.

Participants will declare to accept the processing of personal data necessary for the management of the contest.

Prizes and Awards:

First place: A scholarship for a one-week film production course (5 active days) at the Anáhuac  University Cancún, includes a round-trip flight for one person for up to 700.00 USD (seven hundred US dollars), stay for eight nights during the production of the course at an all-inclusive hotel in Cancun, Quintana Roo, and an interaction with PRIMAX dolphins in a Delphinus habitat.

Second place: Round trip to Cancun for TWO people, includes round trip for up to 600.00 USD (six hundred US dollars) per person, three nights stay in a double room in an all-inclusive hotel and a double PRIMAX dolphin interaction in a Delphinus habitat.

Third place: Round trip to Cancun for ONE person, includes round trip for up to 600.00 USD (six hundred US dollars), 3 nights stay in an all-inclusive hotel and an interaction with PRIMAX dolphins in a Delphinus habitat.

Prizes may not be exchanged for any other good, service or cash. The prizes must be redeemed or used between September 1, 2023 and February 29, 2024, with excluding dates of high seasons (school holidays in Mexico) or long weekends (dates included in the Federal Labor Law in Mexico). In case they are not used within the timeframe, they will be lost without responsibility for the organizers.


The works will be evaluated by a qualifying jury made up of the convening institutions and members from the Mexican film industry.

This is a contest in good faith, for all controversies and aspects that are not expressly declared in these bases, Delphinus, through its executives, reserves the right to make the necessary decisions to resolve any situation.

The mere participation in this call implies the total acceptance of the present bases of this contest. The participants accept that Delphinus® (Operadora Xuna S.A. de C.V.) and any of its companies affiliated or allied with the Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean® may use the short films for their publication with or without profit, as well as their transmission and retransmission by any means of communication known or to be known and that none of these uses will imply economic or other remuneration, present or future.


A selection of the best works will be presented and the winners will be announced during a virtual event on June 14, 2023, during the 11th Mexican Caribbean Ocean Festival. All the works received will be published through the Festival's social networks.

For more information, as well as to know our personal data privacy notice, please consult the Festival of the Oceans page:

For more information visit the official site of the Festival of the Oceans

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