Brazil New Visions Film Festival is a unique international film competition.

BNVIFF is an awards program for short and feature films, devoted to supporting filmmakers around the globe by recognizing excellence in filmmaking.

This film festival still provides the perfect environment for the cultural, communal celebration of cinema, and that is why our mission is to support the film industry by showcasing the best films from all over the world and thus create the possibility of networking between authors and producers / distributors.

We believe in the power of cinema and we support it!

An expert jury made up of internationally awarded directors, screenwriters and editors will carefully evaluate each project and award the best filmmakers!

The event includes the private exhibition of the best short films of all categories, among which will be proclaimed: “Best Short Film”, “Best Student Short Film”, “Best Director”, “Grand Jury Prize”, “Best Screenplay”, “Best Cinematography”, “Best Makeup and Hair”, “Best Actor”, “Best Actress” and others.

All winners, official selections and finalists will be contacted and will receive laurels and certificates. Everything will also be listed on our website and social media.

Art. 1 - Filmmakers from all over the world are invited to submit films.
Art. 2 - Applications are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.
Art. 3 - Registration fees are non-refundable.
Art. 4 - Films MUST include subtitles in English (unless Portuguese is spoken)
Art. 5 - Films must have been produced after January 1, 2018.
Art. 6 - All filmmakers will be notified by email through FilmFreeWay.
Art. 7 - All winners, official selections and finalists will be contacted and will receive laurels and certificates. Everything will also be listed on our website and social networks.
Art. 8 - Short films must not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits.
Art. 9 - Feature films must have a minimum duration of 50 minutes.
Art. 10 - Applications in the category of Students must be accompanied by an identification document proving their status as a student.
Art. 11 - We will hold closed exhibitions for the Jury at a place and date to be arranged, in the city of Recife, state of Pernambuco, Brazil.
Art. 12 - Films containing pornography, incitement to fascism, advertising material or propaganda are not allowed.
Art. 13 - There is no strict rule for premieres. All works are accepted.
Art. 14 - BNVIFF will not be responsible for any unauthorized inclusion of any content or material protected by copyright and/or trademark within or related to the submitted project, including any content or material that is or may become the basis of any claim of third parties for copyright and/or trademark infringement, trademark dilution or unfair competition. It is the sole responsibility of the uploader to obtain permission from the rights holders of any and all copyrighted and/or trademarked content or material included in the film.
Art. 15 - The festival reserves the right to use excerpts from it (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) for promotional purposes only. Under no circumstances will we make your film available online.
Art. 16 - They grant full and unrestricted permission for BNVIFF to screen the film/video at times of the festivals.
Art. 17 - The director, or producer, accepts and understands that the festival will do everything possible to present the video in the best possible manner.
Art. 18 - By submitting your project you declare that you have read, understood and accepted all rules & terms.
Art. 19 - Main categories:

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
best Short Doc
Best Student Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Animated Short
Best Music Video

Art. 20 - Subcategories included:

Best Short Film
Best Student Short
Best Sound
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Make-Up & Hairstyling
Best Soundtrack
best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay

Overall Rating
  • Um festival excelente e muito bem organizado. Parabéns a toda produção!

    March 2023
  • Great Festival! I totally recommend it!

    March 2023
  • Luis Beires Fernandes

    An online festival with very high standards and several first class winners.
    Very honored to be among them with our Award in Art.

    March 2023
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    March 2023

    Very well organized festival. I'm glad to have participated

    March 2023