Film Submissions

FILMS SUBMISSIONS FOR FEST 2020 OPEN ON THE 16TH OF SEPTEMBER 2019

The 16th edition of FEST  New Directors | New Films Festival is underway and it will take place from the 22nd to the 29th of June 2020.

We start the path to FEST#16 with the call for films. 

After the thunderous success of the 2019 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 2020.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

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.

Exceptions:

- Portuguese Productions - free of charge

- Partner School Students - free of charge | For more information about partner schools please email us to partnerships@fest.pt

 

The final deadline for submissions is the 17th of February 2020, at midnight (GMT)

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS

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

SUBMIT A FILM

 

 

 

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 films@fest.pt and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.