Brazil Cinefest International Film Festival ()



27 Dec 2018
Call for entries

01 Feb 2019
Early deadline

01 Aug 2019
Standard deadline

25 Oct 2019
Late deadline

01 Nov 2019
Festival closed

17 Jan 2020
Notification date

03 Mar 2020
07 Mar 2020


MAM - MODERN ART MUSEUM - CINEMATHEQUE Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85 - Parque do Flamengo,  22081032, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Festival description
Short film festival 25'<
Feature film festival >71' 100'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  25'<
 Feature Films  >71' 100'<
English Portuguese
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Festival start: 03 March 2020      Festival end: 07 March 2020

NEW CATEGORY - Entries to BEST MUSIC VIDEOCLIP (Official, Youtube, Vimeo, etc)

FESTIVAL agent of SMG FILM to distribution of independent content worldwide.

IMDB: Upload informations about your movie (Please, all filmmakers, upload info about official selection or awards) at IMDB Brazil Cinefest:
Atualize suas informações no IMDB caso seu filme tenha feito parte de seleção oficial ou seja ganhador em qualquer categoria de alguma das edições do Brazil Cinefest, Macaé Cine ou Noite Contemporânea.

Cinemateque of MAM - Rio de Janeiro

Brazil CineFest is a circuit created with lot of categories and options of screening and Awards. During five years, it was realized at Macaé City as Macaé Cine Int´l Film Festival and presented national and international screenings with competition and non competition categories, all free, always showing the best in the world of film productions, thrilling at opportunities to honor up-and-coming filmmakers and industry veterans, winners and new talents, side by side. Now is time to move on, cause a good movie is one of the most powerful and potential product to news midia and electronic devices and always needs more. Today is realized at Modern Art Museum ( Cinemateque of MAM) in Rio de Janeiro, city of natural beauties and great producers and studios. We’re seeking new global perspectives on the modern day movies and expressions. Qualify your project today! Every edition, a selection of the most promising films are send to the best producers and studios of America, Europe and Latin America.

Partners: MAM - Museum of Modern Art, Cinemateque of MAM, Ancine, Revista de Cinema, CIARIO, Chicago for Ribs - Redondo Beach, Rio Film Comission, Federação de Conventions & Visitors Bureau do Estado do RJ, Rio Film Commission, Brazilian Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts (Academia Brasileira de Cinema)

Festival at Cultural Map of Rio de Janeiro State by Brazilian Government-
Documentary about festival, nominated to Great Prix of Brazilian Cinema -

Awards & Benefits
-Show your work to lots of latin and american producers and industry insiders as curators, ditributors, merchants, directors and publishers trought film market.
-Be included in a package of films send to the best festivals, competitions, producers and curators and distributors. Get the opportunities for filmmakers gain massive global exposure and career-changing recognition.
- Money Prizes to each category* (WHEN SPONSORED)
18 million people watched foreign films in Brazil
Brazilian cinema occupied in 2012, only 10.6 % of the market range
89.4 % of the public left the house to see foreign films.
According to the National Agency of Cinema 2017 have had more than 38.5 million people, the biggest audience in 33 years.

Brazil Cinefest value the quality of all selected films with careful curation.
Most winners of the festival were selected for the greatest festivals in the world such as Cannes and Berlin and Grand Prize of Brazilian Cinema such the oscar nominated" Sweet Cocoon" and "Do Petroleo e do Cinema", "Alegria - A humanitarian Expedition", "Poverty, Inc.", "Laura", "O Filme de Carlinhos" (Charle´s Movie), "I Am Sami" and "Flirt".

Trophy to the winners and certificates to everyone in the competition and non competition screening. Other prizes, money prizes and Awards could be published later.

*looking for sponsor

1.1. To qualify to enter the competition, you must be over 18 years of age.

1.2. By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.

1.3. Entries must be submitted no later than the deadline of listed on the competition URL: (updating)

1.4. The competition is open to EVERYONE, 18 years and older, professional and amateur filmmaker alike.

1.5. By entering the competition, you agree and acknowledge that Brazil Cinefest is permitted to receive and review your registration data. Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering this photo competition. At any time, participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data by sending an email to the following address:

2.1. To enter the competition, participants must also pay the entry fee(s) and complete the submission form in order to be considered for the competition.

3.1. All entries will be reviewed and pre-screened by Brazil Cinefest Stuff. Screened entries will then be reviewed by the internal jury of experts. Open Jury will choose the winners. The decisions of the jury are final.

3.2. Winning may be included in the future in and/or screenings and projections at arts institutions and festivals worldwide with non profit or comercial propouse. Brazil Cinefest will always notify the owner of the movie before such an inclusion is made and wait for authorization. Each filmmaker retains copyright of his or her works, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each one if exhibited or screened anywhere.

3.3. Cash prizes (IF PRESENTED) will be paid by wire transfer or other electronic methods. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers will be deducted from the winning amount.

4.1. Brazil Cinefest reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any movie that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the movie appears on the website.

4.1.1. You are the copyright owner or producer.

4.1.2. You have the right to enter the movie in this competition.

4.1.3. To the best of your knowledge, the movies do not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.

4.1.4. To the best of your knowledge, the movie do not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.

4.1.5. The movie does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity.

4.1.6. You agree to fully indemnify Brazil Cinefest in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.

4.2. You confirm that each person depicted in the works has granted permission to be as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.

4.3. All entrants agree that all trailers submitted to the competition may be reproduced (with woner copyright credit) and used to conduct and promote Brazil Cinefest competitions.

4.4. Any trailer or spotligth used by this festival shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as Brazil Cinefest uses its reasonable endeavors to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.

4.5 You acknowledge that Brazil Cinefest and its event partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.

4.6. Brazil Cinefest assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the competition, and Brazil Cinefest assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the competition. Brazil Cinefest assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. Brazil Cinefest is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to Brazil Cinefest on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition. If for any reason a contestant’s photograph cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, Macae Cine assumes no responsibility.

4.7. In no event will Macaé Cine, its members, event partners or its officers, directors, employees, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the website and participation in the competition. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement.

4.8. You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of your name and winning images for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity for Macaé Cine and the competition without additional compensation. Such requests will not be unreasonably withheld.

4.9. ALL WORKS of International Screening should have dialog list original language or subtitle in portuguese.



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