• March 25: Official announcement at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara -FICG29
• April 1 – May 10: Application period
(In the event that 25 qualified applications are received from each country before the deadline, the application period ends at that time)
• May 12 – May 30: Evaluation period by the Selection Committee.
• June: Announcement of the five finalists from each country and one first-place winner from Mexico and one first-place winner from the US.