The RIMA (Rio de Janeiro International BI-Monthly Awards) it’s a online
Brazilian Festival and it’s main purpose is to provide space to short film
makers to show their most relevant work in all its diversity, fiction,
documentary and animation, captured in any format, with a maximum
duration of 40 minutes (including credits).


1. Every two months the selected, nominated and winners will be revealed.

In all, there will be 20 categories:

- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Script
- Best Cinematography
- Best Costume Design
- Best Production Design
- Best Makeup and/or Hairstyling
- Best Soundtrack and/or Song
- Best Film Ediction
- Best Sound Design
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Animation
- Best Documentary
- Best Foreign Film
- Best Poster
- Best Music Video


1. Requirements:
1.1 Genres such as fiction, documentary and animation, captured in digital
format, with a maximum duration of 40 minutes (including credits).
1.2 The short films must have been finalized as of January 1st, 2010.
1.3 Short films with institutional and/or advertising contents will not be
1.4 Foreign Short films must have subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish
or English.

2. Enrollment:
2.1 Enrollment will be done online, through the digital platform FilmFreeway,
2.2 All of the enrolled films, national or foreign, must pay an enrollment FEE
trough the FilmFreeway plataform.
2.3 If any registration is withdrawn, the registration fee will not be refunded.

3. Selection:
3.1 The judging committee will be aware of the following selection criteria:
a) Technical and artistic quality;
b) contribution to strengthening cultural diversity;
c) relevance of the film to the development of audiovisual language;
d) creativity and eloquent narrative.

3.2 Brazilian and foreign films compete in all categories, together.
3.3 Each categoty will have between 2 and 5 nominees.
3.4 There will be no means on the decisions of the curatorship committee or
from the jury.

4. Awards:
4.1 A winner of each category will be awarded, and there may be a draw or
honorable mention, according to the votes of the specialized jurors.
4.2 If any category does not reach a minimum of 2 (two) nominations, there
will be no prize for such a category.
4.3 All winners each month will receive online certificates and will
automatically be competing for the BEST OF THE YEAR, in december.

5. Image Rights:
5.1 The selected authorize the use of their names, images and texts about the
work, for display in print and electronic media, in institutional materials,
internet, television and radio, exclusively for dissemination of exhibitions and
calls, (non-profit).

6. Copyright:
6.1 The selected assumes full responsibility for all elements or any type of
work used in the production of the registered project, ensuring that images,
music, tracks and melodies do not infringe any copyright, related or owned by
third parties.

7. Final Provisions:
7.1 Questions can be clarified by email at:

Overall Rating
  • Honoured to receive an honourable mention in your great Festival.

    May 2022
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team

    January 2022
  • Great festival! A honor be part!

    January 2022
  • Lovie Johnson

    To the RIMA Film Festival TEAM...

    Thank You RIMA for my OFFICIAL SELECTION plus being recognized for multiple awards.

    YES...being an award winner makes me ridiculously biased in my review but...isn't that the point?

    YES...truth is that we live in very strange times which can make it very difficult to keep your focus on the BIGGER picture but if this was easy then EVERYONE would be doing it!!!


    Until then...

    Stay Sane...

    Stay Vigilant...

    Stay Blessed...

    Warmest Regards...
    Lovie Ray Johnson Jr.

    January 2022
  • Christiane Quinan

    Experiência incrível para o nosso filme 'Olho Morto'. Obrigada!

    December 2021