Festival de Cine Entre Largos y Cortos de Oriente

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Festival de Cine Entre Largos y Cortos de Oriente
ELCO fest logo.jpg
GenreFilm festival
Years active8
Next event20-22 September 2019

The Festival de Cine Entre Largos y Cortos de Oriente, better known as ELCO, is a Venezuelan film festival.


The festival is run by the ELCO Foundation, which aims to promote and distribute national cinema as a means of encouraging new artists into the industry.[1] Its first edition was in September 2011.[2]

It accepts entries in all style of film,[1] from anyone anywhere in the world,[3] and was said to be "one of the fastest growing film festivals in Venezuela" by director Vadim Lasca in 2016.[1]

The festival is judged by many famous writers, directors, and producers of the country,[4] and the ELCO Grand Prize "represents one of the most important statuettes in Venezuelan cinema".[3]

The 2019 edition will be held in Venezuela and Ecuador.[3]

Award Categories[edit]

There have been different awards throughout the festival's span. The awards as of the ninth edition are:[3]

Margot Benacerraf Feature Film Awards[edit]

  • ELCO Grand Prize
  • Best Fiction Feature Film
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Animated Feature Film
  • Audience Award

Román Chalbaud Short Film Awards[edit]

  • Best Short Film ELCO
  • Best Fiction Short Film
  • Best Documentary Short Film
  • Best Short Film Animation
  • Best University Short Film

Past categories[edit]

The categories awarded at the third edition were:[4]

Feature films

  • Margot Benacerraf Award
  • ELCO Grand Prize
  • Best Film
  • Best Fiction Film
  • Best First Feature
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Regional Feature
  • Best Feature of New National Cinema
  • Best Director
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Writing
  • Best Sound
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Production
  • Audience Award
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Advertisement

Short films

  • Román Chalbaud Award
  • Best Short Film
  • Best National Short Fiction Film
  • Best National Short Documentary
  • Best National Animated Short
  • Best National Student Short
  • Best Regional Short Fiction Film, from Eastern Venezuela
  • Best National Fighting for Freedom Short Film
  • Best New Cinema Short Film
  • Best ELCO National Challenge Film
  • Best Community Short
  • Best Video clip
  • POSA Award for Best Editing (winner receives a free course in using Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro editing software)
  • Escuela Nacional del Cine Award for ELCO Challenge winner (winners receive a scholarship)
  • Xenón Films Award for production


  1. ^ a b c "ELCO film Fest". FilmFestivalLife.com. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  2. ^ Films, Iribarren. "El Blog de IRIBARREN Films: Ganadores del Festival ELCO 2011". El Blog de IRIBARREN Films. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  3. ^ a b c d Festhome. "Festival de Cine Entre Largos y Cortos Oriente". Festhome. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  4. ^ a b "5yacción. Especial Aniversario. ELCO 2013". Issuu. Retrieved 2019-09-01.