Festival Internacional de Cinema da Fronteira (11)

Fronteira International Film Festival


24 Mar 2019
Call for entries

14 Apr 2019
Festival closed

20 Apr 2019
Notification date

23 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019


Av. Antônio Nunes de Magalhães s/n,  96400100, Bagé, RS, Brazil

Festival description
Short Films 15'<
Feature Films >50' 150'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
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Festival start: 23 April 2019      Festival end: 27 April 2019

The 11th Festival Internacional de Cinema da Fronteira takes place annually in Bagé, a city located in the border of Brazil with Uruguay. A place of cultural exchange, where there is an authentical identity, which can be noticed through its ritual acts, myths, language, popular festivals, body expression and religiosity. Bagé, despite its recent modernizing politics, still holds its original elements, oneiric values which bring us closer to a former feeling, a vague memory of its ancestors, a mixture of tradition and modernity. There, the travellers meet a resort amid the Pampa and the beauty of the old southern houses. Being in Bagé is like having the feeling of clearly understanding that all the cultural demonstrations are expressions of an intangible heritage which wakes a sleeping imaginary. Bearing this in mind, the several cultural demonstrations need to be taken into account when alternative ways of development are projected. Therefore, cinema turns up not only as an economical, cultural and social development factor for the region, but also and specially as a stimulator of another economy, other ways of narrating a story, or rather, other ways of socialization, which engages in an enlargement of the boundaries and an appreciation of the region’s diversity.

International Feature Film:
- Best Film;
- Honorable mention;
- Best Film by popular vote.

International Exhibition of Short Films:
- Best Film;
- Honorable mention;
- Best Film by popular vote.

Regional shorts:
- Best Film;
- Honorable mention;
- Best Film by popular vote.

The Festival has a cultural identity, being competitive in four exhibitions:

a) "International Competitive Exhibition of Short Films";
Show films with a maximum duration to 15 minutes of any nationality - spoken or subtitled in portuguese

b) "Regional Competitive Exhibition".
The competition in this category short films up to 15 minutes in duration, carried out in the border region Brazil / Uruguay / Argentina.

c) "International Competitive Exhibition of Feature Films"
Films with a minimum duration of 50 minutes, spoken or subtitled in portuguese.

a) Applications must be held april 21th to april 14th, 2019. More information on the website https://www.facebook.com/festivaldafronteira

b) The films will be selected by curators, among registered productions, performed in any medium.

c) The short films and feature films registered may not have been shown in previous editions of the Festival Internacional de Cinema da Fronteira.

d) Entries may be held by a representative of the work, either individual or legal entity.

e) Each applicant may submit as many titles as wanted.

f) The decisions of the judges shall be final and the committees will be dissolved as soon as performed the ceremony of trophies and announcement of winners.

g) previously enrolled film that have not been shown in previous editions of this festival can be entered again, provided they are in accordance with this Regulation.

h) participation in the 11th Festival Internacional de Cinema da Fronteira implies acceptance and compliance with all terms and conditions set out in this Regulation.

i) To make the registration responsible must fill out the online form (click here) agreeing to the rules, and send link the film.

Bagé, October 2018.



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