The first Cinema Mundi International Film Festival took place in late February, early March 2010 in Brno, Czech Republic up until 2016 when it was paused and is now back and better for its 7th edition in 2023. The inspiration for the festival came from the tradition of Brno Exhibition Centre, which was established in 1928 and since then has been attracting international exhibitors to Brno. Josef Čadík, a film fan who has been operating mobile open-air cinemas in the Czech Republic and Central Europe since 1991, established the festival in the desire to create in Brno a similar platform for the world of film. The main partner of the festival is the South Moravian Region whose administrative body is seated in Brno
Cinema Mundi in Brno aims at screening movies that represent the contemporary national cinema of Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Up until our last edition in 2016, the festival features the films that have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in the United States for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category. These movies then go on to become a part of the main competitive section of the Cinema Mundi International Film Festival. We have since grown to accept independent productions made by brilliant filmmakers from all over the world.
Feature Film Category (International and National)
1. Best Narrative Feature Film - Plaque and a cash price of $3000 Plaque and a cash price of $3000 awarded to the director/producer
2. Best Documentary Feature Film - Plaque and a cash price of $3000 awarded to the director/producer/producer
3. Best Animation Feature Film - Plaque and a cash price of $3000 awarded to the director/producer
International Short Film Category (International and National)
1. Best Narrative Short Film - Plaque and a cash price of $1500 Plaque and a cash price of $3000 awarded to the director/producer
2. Best Documentary Short Film - Plaque and a cash price of $1500 awarded to the director/producer
3. Best Animation Short Film - Plaque and a cash price of $1500 awarded to the director/producer
4. Best Student Short Film - Certificate and a cash price of $1000 awarded to the director/producer
Jury Mention for the Best documentary feature/short film
Audience Choice Award
By submitting to the Festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film and you agree to allow your project to be shown by the Cinema Mundi International Film Festival. Your name and information about your project may be used for promotion.
Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category or different Category.
We accept all kind of films however, film must be atleast a 2021 production.
The festival has the right to disqualify or remove any winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
The festival authorities will have the right to retain film copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotion, awareness & non-commercial purposes.
The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all.