All non-English films must have English subtitles, except films in Portuguese language.

At this time, we are only requesting online submissions and all materials must be viewable online, as we want to remain as green as possible.

By submitting to the festival, you agree to allow your film (or other artistic work) to be screened by the festival during the festival run, for which you are submitting, at no charge to the festival. If there are to be any additional screenings, we will come to a mutual agreement between the filmmaker and the festival.

All media selected by the festival will be asked to provide promotional materials, but we ask that no promotional materials be sent until selection.

By submitting to the festival you are admitting copyright ownership of everything submitted.

The festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time, if there is any question of ownership, copyright infringement or any sign of disrespect (in any form of media) to the festival or its representatives.

The festival venue will be in the town of Teresopolis - Rio de Janeiro and selected films will be screened according to the festival schedule.

The festival´s venue:
Espaço Higino (Awards Ceremony)
Av. Oliveira Botelho, 365 - Alto
Teresópolis (City on Rio de Janeiro Hills)
Municipal Theater of the City Hall of Teresópolis (Screening Sessions)
Festival dates: 23 to 26th of May 2018.

The winners who not attend to the award ceremony will receive an online version of the certificate.


Trophy and Award Certificates:

Best Short Film
Best Short Film in Portuguese Language
Best Documentary
Best Documentary in Portuguese Language
Best Feature Film
Best Feature Film in Portuguese Language
Best Student Short Film
Jury Special Award
Best Animation
Best Web Series
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature

BRIFF has continued to grow and develop into an important screening opportunity for filmmakers. We screen documentary, feature and short films of every genre. We are no longer accepting submissions via DVD.

We make the process simple, you can submit to our festival through FilmFreeway and send us a link to your film. We prefer streaming services such as Vimeo or YouTube.

Overall Rating
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    Ana Carolina Resende

    It was incredible! I had a great experience and I am very grateful of being part of the festival.

    August 2017
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    Luiza de Andrade

    It was a great festival :)

    June 2017
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    Matt Campagna

    An incredible team that gives a high-touch, collaborative experience to filmmakers, and amazing hospitality.

    June 2017
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    Fabio Miranda

    Very good Festival! Thansk very much for everything! :)

    June 2017
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    Alexander Baghdasaryan

    the festival was amazing , thank you very much Brazil film international festival ❤️

    June 2017