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Young Curso Film Festival

XLV Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO)

Young Curso Film Festival

Young CURSO Film Festival

Join us at our first surgical video contest for young ophthalmologists (up to 40 years of age).
Enjoy a fun “Calle 8” style happy hour, where the best videos will be discussed and awarded.

Date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (ET)
Location: MACC 1, 2ND Floor, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center
Submission Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2023
*Please note, you must be 40 years old or younger to attend this event.
To attend the film festival, please select the “Young Curso Film Festival” session when registering for Curso. To register for Curso, please click here.
If you are already registered for Curso, and you would like to attend the film festival, please e-mail:

*All participants must be registered for Curso

Video Submission Instructions

  1. Submit interesting surgical videos, including novel techniques, complication management, challenging cases, or educational cases
  2. Using the button above, upload files adequately marked with your name and last name as title
  3. Five (5) minutes maximum, including opening and closing credits and financial interest statement
  4. Opening credits must include financial interest statements shown on the 1st or 2nd slide, as relevant to your film. If no financial interest, this must be stated on a slide, e.g., “The authors have no financial interest in this presentation.”
  5. The approved title should appear in the opening credits
  6. English and Spanish narration (title, subtitle, and soundtrack) is accepted
  7. Please make sure background music does not interfere with narration
  8. All formats must be encoded into one of the formats below for acceptance:
  9. • HD (High Definition) 720p format (1280 x 720 resolution at 29.97, 24, 25, 30 or 60 fps) [best balance of quality and file size]
    • HD 1080p format (1920 x 1080 resolution at 29.97, 24, 25, 30 or 60 fps) [best quality but very large file size] HD video should be encoded with H.264 or MPEG-4 codecs.
    • SD (Standard Definition) 480p format (720 x 480 resolution at 29.97, 24, 25, 30 or 60 fps). SD video may be encoded with H.264, MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 codecs.
    • Apple users: Do not submit your video in AIC format. Your .mov files should contain H.264 or MPEG4.
  10. Aim for the highest possible cinematic quality
  11. Proof your video carefully before uploading
  12. The best 8 videos will be discussed in the live event and judged by our guest panel
  13. The final 3 best videos will win free registration for Curso 2024, among other surprises