Film Submissions

The 15th edition of FEST  New Directors | New Films Festival is underway and it will take place from the 24th of June to the 1st of July 2019.

We start the path to FEST#15 with the call for films. 

After the thunderous success of the 2018 edition's Film Program, where alongside breaking the record for film submissions, we were delighted with the overall quality of the submitted films and selection, we intend to do even better in 2019.


We are accepting films under the following formats:

A) Fiction and Non-Fiction feature films (minimum length is 55 minutes) from directors who are on their first or second feature-length project, regardless of age.

B) Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and Experimental Short films (up to 54 minutes of duration) from directors up to the age of 35 (including) at the end of the production.

All the submissions, except for Portuguese films, are subjected to a submission fee of: 10 euros for features and 6 euros for shorts. Submissions will only be considered complete upon payment of the mentioned fee.


- Portuguese Productions - free of charge

- Partner School Students - free of charge | For more information about partner schools please email us to


The final deadline for submissions is the 25th of February 2019, at midnight (GMT)



Direct Submission

1. Register in Eventival (link below)

2. Choose the appropriate form for the type of film being submitted

3. Fill in the above mentioned and proceed with the respective payment

(Portuguese Filmmakers should fill the specific form for Portuguese films) 



Alternative Platform submission

As an alternative, it is possible to submit a film through one of our partner platforms (just press the desired platform below).

Portuguese Filmmakers should select Portuguese film category when filling the form)


We highly recommend reading the rules and regulations before submitting a film. If you have any doubts please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.