The Cinephiles Choice Awards is a semester competition festival to be celebrated in the heart of Brazil 🏆
We are enthusiastically dedicated to promoting new filmmakers' projects and showcasing their films to international audiences. Our mission is to screen independent films of all genres from all around the world! Are you going to miss out on being a part of such an awesome event?
Our Live Screening Event will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase your short film or feature and get the chance to network with other colleagues from the industry. Be prepared to have an incredible time! All official selection films will be screened at our live event.
Our Judging Team is made up of juries from different fields of the film industry who have no ties to the films in competition. Each Season we invite judges from all around the world who will select the best films and artists in all categories.
Awards & Prizes
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 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.
We make the CINEPHILES CHOICE AWARDS Trophy available to the winners who wish - the costs of making and shipping are the applicants.
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 English subtitles (unless the spoken language is Portuguese)
Art. 5 - Films must have been produced after January 1, 2018.
Art. 6 - All filmmakers will be notified by email.
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 media.
Art. 8 - Short films must not exceed 35 minutes in length, including credits.
Art. 9 - Feature films must be at least 50 minutes long.
Art. 10 - Applications in the Students category must be accompanied by an identification document proving student status.
Art. 11 - All official selection films will be screened at our live event.
Art. 12 - Films that contain 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 - Cinephiles Choice Awards will not be responsible for any unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted and/or trademarked content or material 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 infringement and/or trademark infringement, trademark dilution or unfair competition. It is the Sender's sole responsibility to secure 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 circunstances will we make your film available online.
Art. 16 - They grant full and unrestricted permission for Cinephiles Choice Awards 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 Horror Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Animated Short
Best Music Video
Art. 20 - Subcategories included:
Best Make-Up & Hairstyling