Dear Producers and Directors:
In an effort to prevent spreading the COVID-19 virus, a number of concerts, festivals and other events have been canceled, rescheduled, or modified all over the world.
Although the organization of Brazil Cine Fest had the intention to maintain the scheduled dates of the festival from April 29th to May 2nd, these dates had to be postponed to new dates. We'd like to inform you that we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and heed all recommendations of the Departments of Health, while making an effort to have available dates at the same venues as soon as the world situation is normalized.

Prezados Produtores e Diretores:
Devido à pandemia de COVID-19, as autoridades recomendaram o fechamento de diversos locais e eventos onde haja concentração de pessoas.
Por isso, informamos que foi necessário o adiamento do festival de 29 de Abril a 02 de Maio, para nova data que ainda sera agendada.
Informamos aos produtores que já estamos nos movimentando de forma a garantir que o evento aconteça nos locais agendados e com a estrutura prevista, assim que forem liberados, não apenas a realização de eventos populares na cidade do Rio de Janeiro,
como também o deslocamento entre fronteiras dos envolvidos no festival.
Enquanto aguardamos a normalização da situação mundial, a organização do Brazil Cine Fest coloca-se à disposição de todos os produtores para quaisquer esclarecimentos que se façam necessários, através do email:

NEW CATEGORY - BEST MUSIC VIDEOCLIP (Official, Youtube, Vimeo, etc)



Brazil CineFest and Macaé Cine Int´l Film Festival presented national and international screenings with competition and non competition categories, always showing the best in the world of film productions, thrilling at opportunities to honor up-and-coming filmmakers and industry veterans, winners and new talents, side by side. Now is time to move on, cause a good movie is one of the most powerful and potential product to news midia and electronic devices and always needs more. Today is realized at Modern Art Museum ( Cinemateque of MAM) in Rio de Janeiro, city of natural beauties and great producers and studios. We’re seeking new global perspectives on the modern day movies and expressions. Qualify your project today! Every edition, a selection of the most promising films are send to the best producers and studios of America, Europe and Latin America.

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"Do Petroleo e do Cinema" short movie about festival nominated to Great Prix of Brazilian Cinema:

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Awards & Benefits
- Money Prizes to each category* (when presented)
-Show your work to lots of latin and american producers and industry insiders as curators, ditributors, merchants, directors and publishers trought film market.
-Be included in a package of films send to the best festivals, competitions, producers and curators and distributors. Get the opportunities for filmmakers gain massive global exposure and career-changing recognition.
18 million people watched foreign films in Brazil
Brazilian cinema occupied in 2012, only 10.6 % of the market range
89.4 % of the public left the house to see foreign films.
According to the National Agency of Cinema 2017 have had more than 38.5 million people, the biggest audience in 33 years.

Brazil Cinefest value the quality of all selected films with careful curation.
Most winners of the festival were selected for the greatest festivals in the world such as Cannes and Berlin and Grand Prize of Brazilian Cinema such the oscar nominated" Sweet Cocoon" and "Do Petroleo e do Cinema", "Alegria - A humanitarian Expedition", "Poverty, Inc.", "Laura", "O Filme de Carlinhos" (Charle´s Movie), "I Am Sami" and "Flirt".

Trophy to the winners and certificates to everyone in the competition and non competition screening. Other prizes, money prizes and Awards could be published later.

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1.1. To qualify to enter the competition, you must be over 18 years of age and international ( foreign language) SHOULD HAVE PORTUGUESE SUBTITLES TO AUDIENCE SCREENING.
1.2. By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.
1.3. Entries must be submitted no later than the deadline of listed on the competition URL: (updating)
1.4. The competition is open to EVERYONE, 18 years and older, professional and amateur filmmaker alike.
1.5. By entering the competition, you agree and acknowledge that Brazil Cinefest is permitted to receive and review your registration data. Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering this photo competition. At any time, participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data by sending an email to the following address:

2.1. To enter the competition, participants must also pay the entry fee(s) and complete the submission form in order to be considered for the competition.
3.1. All entries will be reviewed and pre-screened by Brazil Cinefest Stuff. Screened entries will then be reviewed by the internal jury of experts. Open Jury will choose the winners. The decisions of the jury are final.
3.2. Winning may be included in the future in and/or screenings and projections at arts institutions and festivals worldwide with non profit or comercial propouse. Brazil Cinefest will always notify the owner of the movie before such an inclusion is made and wait for authorization. Each filmmaker retains copyright of his or her works, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each one if exhibited or screened anywhere.
3.3. Cash prizes (IF PRESENTED) will be paid by wire transfer or other electronic methods. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers will be deducted from the winning amount.
4.1. Brazil Cinefest reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any movie that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the movie appears on the website.

4.1.1. You are the copyright owner or producer.

4.1.2. You have the right to enter the movie in this competition.

4.1.3. To the best of your knowledge, the movies do not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.

4.1.4. To the best of your knowledge, the movie do not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.

4.1.5. The movie does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity.

4.1.6. You agree to fully indemnify Brazil Cinefest in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.

4.2. You confirm that each person depicted in the works has granted permission to be as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.
4.3. All entrants agree that all trailers submitted to the competition may be reproduced (with woner copyright credit) and used to conduct and promote Brazil Cinefest competitions.
4.4. Any trailer or spotligth used by this festival shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as Brazil Cinefest uses its reasonable endeavors to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.
4.5 You acknowledge that Brazil Cinefest and its event partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.

4.6. Brazil Cinefest assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the competition, and Brazil Cinefest assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the competition. Brazil Cinefest assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. Brazil Cinefest is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to Brazil Cinefest on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition. If for any reason a contestant’s photograph cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, Macae Cine assumes no responsibility.

4.7. In no event will Macaé Cine, its members, event partners or its officers, directors, employees, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the website and participation in the competition. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement.

4.8. You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of your name and winning images for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity for Macaé Cine and the competition without additional compensation. Such requests will not be unreasonably withheld.
4.9. ALL WORKS of International Screening should have dialog list original language or subtitle in portuguese.

Overall Rating
  • DVF Films

    Very friendly people, who love film as an art form, and who are extremely collaborative and helpful.

    May 2020
  • Javid Farahani

    Hello Dear 

    I was so happy to be at your good festival 

    I have the great honor

    Thank you

    Javid Farahani 

    Producer and director of the film Under the Blade

    May 2020
  • Russell Emanuel

    Wonderful festival that treated us very well, thank you so much!

    May 2020
  • I had the honor of having my music video, "The Letting Go", selected for the festival.

    January 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Natalie! Thank you so much! Music videos are welcome! See you at next edition with new works! Happy New Year!

  • Mary Lou Belli

    Although I did not attend, I was thrilled that the composers for my film, who live in Brazil could attend! Prior to the fest, my communication with Joao was warm, specific, and enthusiastic. Composers Max and Lucas Drux wrote: "The venue was fantastic, Day 1 was at the modern art museum in downtown Rio. America ran at a beautiful catholic university called Santa Urszula in the burgeoning Botafogo district and the audience was definitely engaged in the story- there was a palpable buzz in the room when the explosion went off into the credits. It was very well received.
    In terms of the curation, there was definitely a noticeable theme, with a number of dark and polemical films tackling issues like race, gender identity, xenophobia, technological dependence , mortality, etc."
    Thanks so much to Brazil Cinefest for such a wonderful experience. I have already recommended this festival to colleagues!

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    Dear Mary, You´re very kind! We received your review with great joy and we were very grateful at all. It was a difficult edition without sponsorships and we worked very hard to make it happen. The greatest gift was the audience who congratulated selection of films and indicated the festival for friends, a good press coverage and the sicerely recognition of all who participated. It is these things that give us the energy and joys to do better and accept all the challenges and to show our great art of the cinema to everyone. Thank you so much and be welcome always.