Dear filmmakers, partners and friends

The Brazil Cinefest Int'l Film Festival team continues to work hard to keep the 10th edition and we would like to thank you for the great support that you all give to our festival during this pandemic period.

Since the beginning of 2020, the world, including us, related to film and cinema festivals, has been affected by the Corona Virus outbreak: cinemas and cultural spaces close their doors, film festivals was canceled or postponed and many film productions and TV has been delayed.

A special online edition for 2020, with great short films from past editions, is the best way to make it work now and keep selected films from the 10th edition and their screenings in 2021 as well. All selected movies from 10th eduton woll be automatic automatically transferred to 2021.

The direction of BRACIFF is choosing a security and good streaming platform to do the best for all filmmakers and audiences.

BRACIFF would like to invite everyone to enjoy the exhibition online when the dates are announced in the press, on the official website and on social networks.
Thank you very much and
Best regards!


Caros cineastas, parceiros e amigos

A equipe do Brazil Cinefest Int'l Film Festival continua trabalhando duro para manter a 10ª edição do festival e gostaríamos de agradecer pelo grande apoio que todos vocês nos ofereceram durante este período de pandemia.

Desde o início de 2020, o mundo, inclusive nós, relacionados a festivais de cinema, fomos seriamente afetados pelo surto do Corona Virus: cinemas, teatros e os espaços culturais fecharam suas portas, sem previsão de reabertura. Festivais de cinema cancelaram suas edições e muitas produções de cinema e TV adiadas.

Uma edição especial online para 2020, com ótimos filmes de curtas-metragens de edições anteriores, atualmente, é a melhor maneira manter a agenda anual e salvaguardar os filmes selecionados da 10ª edição que serão automaticamente transferidos para as novas exibições em 2021, com datas e espaço ainda a serem confirmados. Inicialmente, o festival será no mesmo local: Sala Municipal Baden Powell.

A direção do Brazil Cinefest está verificando e escolhendo uma plataforma online de streaming, com máxima segurança e boa transmissão, para fazer o melhor para todos os cineastas e público.

Nesse contexto, o Brazil Cinefest gostaria de convidar a todos para curtir as exibições on-line quando as datas forem anunciadas na imprensa, no site oficial e nas redes sociais.

Agradecemos a compreensão de todos.

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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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 and selected movies may be included in the future in and/or screenings, projections at arts institutes, Cultural Venues and festivals worldwide with non profit or non comercial propouse; and/or ONLINE exibitions with NON PROFIT AND NON COMERCIAL propouse. Brazil Cinefest will always notify the director or producer of the movie before such an inclusion is made. 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, Brazil Cinefest assumes no responsibility.

4.7. In no event will Brazil Cinefest, 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 Brazil Cinefest 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
  • Barbara McVeigh

    Thank you for this honor!

    October 2020
  • 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!