We continue to accept submissions but please not your film will be submitted to the 2020 edition NOT 2019. This is due to Government elections on Madeira.

“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 7th edition concluding in May 2018 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.

Overall Rating
  • Carol M Burger

    First of all I want to say thanks to all the people who made this film festival possible, because although it’s small, I thought that the quality and the messages contained in the selected films very good and interesting! I am very happy and proud to have been among the shorts selected by this festival. I enjoyed meeting the staff and the other filmmakers, my only regret is that I could only stay for a very short time..... Thanks again Carol

    June 2018
  • Hugo Pinto

    One festival to remember. Excellent choice of movies, outstanding organization and a 5 star team.
    Inspiring and the screening venue is amazing.

    May 2018
  • Joaquim Haickel

    We love to partake of this important and prestigious festival!

    May 2018
  • Despite being a rather small festival compared to other european festivals, Madeira Film Festival is certainly one of the most important, hospitable and delicated film events of europe and perhaps the world!

    It's remit and concept is inspiring and the selection is amazingly chosen with films from Thailand to Hungary to Russia and many more!

    The STAFF is super nice and flexible and the various networking activities were one of the best experiences that we ever had.

    Thank you for your constant achievement of bringing the best of the 7th art to Madeira Island!

    May 2018
  • silvia Bizio

    Few films but carefully selected, great attention to films and filmmakers and wonderful location!

    May 2018