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New FEST Dates 2021

FEST has new dates!

The current situation in Portugal regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has forced FEST to reevaluate the plans for the festival. Much like last year, the priority remains ensuring the best possible conditions, safety and health-wise, while sticking with a mainly physical format.

As such, we would like to announce that FEST’s 17th edition will now take place between the 4th and the 11th of October 2021.

Once again, the format of the event will be exceptionally different from usual, starting off with the fact that the festival will be taking place in different cities, all across Portugal. After last year’s successful experience with film screenings taking place simultaneously in Espinho, Porto and Lisbon, 2021’s edition will once again spread its program throughout different host cities.

These new circumstances also result in the extension of the film submission period. The new deadline is the 11th of June 2021 at 23h59 GMT.

As such, we are still looking for:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 last day of production.

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See you at FEST!