The Make Art Not Fear aims to bring independent cinema to the foreground while supporting emerging filmmakers from all walks of life.

Taking place since 2022 in the beloved Gato Vadio, MANF has become a yearly meeting point for cinephiles, filmmakers and industry professionals. Attracting a young audience of Porto and foreigners.

Films run the gamut of genres from fiction films and documentaries to music videos and animated movies. We welcome all filmmakers whether experienced or beginners to show us their artwork and become part of our diverse screening programme.

The MANFIFF is organised by Ramaldar Productions, a pioneer organisation that runs Film Festivals and other events showcasing and championing ideas of diversity. We work also with Anthologies and Book editions to promote the interaction between the new emerging talents in Art. Through our global series of film Festivals we open the path to voices with a compelling story to share. Our main mission is to honour independent cinema and establish a network of artists eager to join forces and spread their work across all nations.

This Festival is an IMDB qualifier
Best Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Animation Film
Best Action Film
Best Horror Film
Best Drama Film
Best Music Video
Best Mistery Film
Best Silent Short
Best Black and White Short
Best Documentary
Best Fantasy Short
Best Director
Best Original Ideia
Best Poetry Short
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Sountrack
Best Artistic Short
Best Inspirational Short
Best VFX Short
Best LGBT Short
Best Edition

selected films are rewarded with certificates. Winwers obtain trophies.

Rules & Terms:

1- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.

2- The Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.

3- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.

4- All fees are non-refundable.
5 - Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.

6 - We can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate. If you have any question regarding this decision you might contact us at our email address

7 - The applicants (submitters) must accept Rules and Terms.

8 - Submitting your movie, you authorize to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.

9 - Maximum length allowed is 30 minutes.

10- All films can have their certificate.

Winners can have their certificate and trophy

Overall Rating
  • Daniel Marx

    My film was the winner of the festival and I paid for the trophy. I also sent the poster artwork to be displayed on the website and the payment receipt, but I haven't received any further responses. It's been almost 6 months since I started following up, and no one has responded.

    (meu filme foi o vencedor do festival e eu paguei pelo troféu. Também enviei a arte do cartaz para expor no site e o comprovante de pagamento e não obtive mais respostas. Já faz quase 6 meses que estou cobrando e ninguém me responde. )

    April 2024
  • Tanks for selecting my film as the winer awards in your festival. I'm heally happy with it .

    November 2023
  • Benedykt Zasadzki

    Amazing festival! Thank you so much!

    October 2023
  • A name that should be a way of living. Thank you for your engagement. Thank you for the selection.

    October 2023
  • Pélagie GALANAKIS

    I have no time to see it but sure obviously wicked 🤪

    October 2023