Madeira Film Festival


8th edition

Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2020
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Open Call Aug 16, 2018 - Mar 01, 2020  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy

Mission / description Held at the prestigious Municipal Theatre in Funchal, MFF can boast unequivocally that it is the festival staged in a most beautiful and central theatre..
“The Madeira Film Festival is non – competitive. As opposed to awarding filmmakers a prize each delegate will receive the ‘Laurissilva Ambassador Award’ thus helping to create awareness and recognition of Madeira’s endemic forest. Thanks to the coveted locations and unique atmosphere, MFF has become the key annual film event on the island, with the 7th edition concluding in May 2018 the odyssey continues yet the remit remains: To screen films whereby the predominate content venerates Madeira’s Laurissilva Forest. To inspire & nurture local talent. To challenge & stimulate the audience by virtue of audio – visual communication. Filmmakers personally present their work at the majestic Municipal Theatre in Funchal. The Madeira Film Festival has been privileged to screen such filmic repertoires such as Beasts Of The Southern Wild, The Hunt, The Hunter, Chasing Ice, Le Quattro Volte, Post Tenebras Lux amongst others plus musical concerts from The Kyle Eastwood Band, Maria de Medeiros, Escondido & Phamie Gow.”

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Description SELECTED FILMS Exhibiting filmmakers will be offered 3 nights hotel accommodation on Madeira during the festival. Exhibiting filmmakers will receive a full festival pass granting access to all films, panels and workshops. The Selection Committee will at its own discretion select the exhibiting films. If a film is selected we must receive a DIALOGUE LIST in English, an exhibition copy in either BLU RAY, DVD or .MOV file before April 1st 2019. It is imperative to understand that MFF hereby reserves the first right to announce the list of films included in its Final Lineup. The submitter shall in no case, prior to the announcement by MFF of its Final Lineup, publicly confirm that the submitter’s film is part of MFF. The final MFF programme selection will be announced on April 2nd 2019. If a film has not been selected, MFF will inform by email within one week of the announcement of the final MIFF Programme selection. For the avoidance of doubt, MFF will not in any way whatsoever provide any justification and/ or comments regarding the reasons for non-selection of a film.
Dates Open call: Aug 16, 2018

Early bird deadline: Jan 01, 2020
Regular deadline: Mar 01, 2020
Late deadline: Mar 01, 2020

Notification date: Apr 02, 2019
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Early bird deadline    33.34 EUR    34.84 EUR    36.34 EUR    30.35 EUR
Regular deadline    41.55 EUR    43.05 EUR    44.55 EUR    38.56 EUR
Latest deadline    49.75 EUR    51.25 EUR    52.75 EUR    46.76 EUR
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Restrictions Premiere status is not required


a) Films must have been produced after September 1, 2018

b) Films are eligible from every country in the world.

c) If a film is selected we must receive a DIALOGUE LIST in English, an exhibition copy in either BLU RAY, DVD or .MOV file before April 1st 2019.