MIFEC is a film festival organized by Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP), and aims to disseminate and award cinematographic productions of academic scope. The festival promotes the annual meeting of some of the most important film schools (national and international) through the exhibition and competition of films, workshops, masterclasses and debates between students and teachers of the various institutions involved.

Each session is preceded by a presentation of the respective films in competition. The jury is constituted by five elements from the most varied areas linked to the cinema (directors, critics, journalists, teachers, etc.)

Due to unfortunate circumstances regarding the global pandemic, and respecting the instructions given by the portuguese authorities, the festival organization decided to postpone the 17th edition of MIFEC to a new date yet to be confirmed.

Everyone stay safe, and we’ll be in touch with more information soon.


NATIONAL: Prize received annually by a filmmaker who has, for the merit of his career, a contribution to the dignification of the Cinematographic Arts. Some of the honorees in past years were: Manuel Mozos, Saguenail, João Botelho, Pedro Costa, João Mário Grilo, and as of last year, Margarida Cordeiro.

INTERNATIONAL: Annual prize that seeks to celebrate the cinematographic production of professionals with an international career of distinct relevance. This year the prize will be awarded to Samal Yeslyamova, winner of last year's Cannes Film Festival award for Best Actress.


- Grand MIFEC Award
- Grand Jury Prize
- Best Portuguese Film
- Best Screenplay
- Best Director
- Best Documentary
- Best Animated Film

- Fiction and Experimental films (running time up to 20 minutes)
- Documentary films (running time up to 25 minutes)
- Animation films (running time up to 15 minutes)

All films must be subtitled in English.

Each producer/director and each film school can send films in all genres whose total running time does not exceed 60 minutes.

If the film is selected the candidate should send to mifec.call@gmail.com, immediately after the communication of the selection, the following elements:

- Download link for the film
- Synopsis (400 characters maximum)
- 3 stills
- Biography, Filmography and 1 picture of the director