“The Madeira Film Festival is non – competitive. As opposed to awarding filmmakers a prize each delegate will receive the ‘Laurissilva Ambassador Award’ thus helping to create awareness and recognition of Madeira’s endemic forest. Thanks to the coveted locations and unique atmosphere, MFF has become the key annual film event on the island, with the 6th edition concluding in April 2017 the odyssey continues yet the remit remains: To screen films whereby the predominate content venerates Madeira’s Laurissilva Forest. To inspire & nurture local talent. To challenge & stimulate the audience by virtue of audio – visual communication. Filmmakers personally present their work at the majestic Municipal Theatre in Funchal. The Madeira Film Festival has been privileged to screen such filmic repertoires such as Beasts Of The Southern Wild, The Hunt, Of Horses And Men,The Hunter, Chasing Ice, Le Quattro Volte, Post Tenebras Lux amongst others plus musical concerts from The Kyle Eastwood Band, Maria de Medeiros, Escondido & Phamie Gow.”

All delegates attending will receive the 'Laurissilva Ambassador' award in recognition of Madeira's endemic forest thus helping to create awareness and conservation.

The Submission Fee is 30 / 40 / & 50 Euros depending on submission date and irrespective of genre and duration. Exhibiting filmmakers receive three nights complimentary hotel accommodation in Funchal. This accommodation is NOT at Reid's Palace but rather at other noted and prestigious hotels on Madeira.

Overall Rating
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    Carolyn Saunders

    Pros about Madeira were the lovely organizers and volunteers and the excellent communication. Hospitality was good, as we were lodged in a very nice hotel. The screening venue was truly spectacular, as is Madeira itself. There only downside is that the locals don't seem too interested in the festival and that meant there were some empty seats - hopefully this will change, as the quality of films is high and I think they don't know what they're missing.

    May 2017
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    Ilina Perianova

    Very friendly and hospitable! Thank you for having our short musical film Eat me!

    May 2017
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    Jim Wilmer

    This was our first year at this festival and could not have been a better experience. Sandra (festival organizer) did a fantastic job of communications before and during the event. The venues were spectacular and the tours very interesting. Meals and group events were extremely enjoyable. it was delightful to see old friends and make new acquaintances. Best wishes for another ten years!

    April 2017