FRONTEIRA - International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival is a hybrid and expanded broadcasting platform , training , creation and reflection of the diversity of audiovisual forms nowadays. It is a film festival in the city of Goiânia , state of Goiás , which , with a free program , believes itself, in the limit, as a social and artistic intervention in an urban environment .

As an international film festival, Fronteira seeks to intervene in the dissemination of the film experience today, taking it as an experience of freedom, opportunity, power and becoming, to some extent, acting as a counter-flow to the processes of hardening of relations between expression and market, art and industry, and consumer freedom.

Thus, seeking an encounter with whatever is on the border of cinema (whether of language, geographic, political and social boundaries), the Festival holds annually an international competitive exhibition for films produced in any format, theme or duration, seeking to interact and confront the inumerable ways, possibilities and visions proposed by cinema held today around the world . It is the attempt to bring together all those movies that stands above all on the edge of the world and life.

Since it's first edition Fronteira have exhibited films from the greatest filmmakers form avangarde film, including all forms and genres of cinema. Retrospectives from Harun Farocki, Andrea Tonacci, Abigail Child, Rui Simões, Khavn de la Cruz, Travis Wilkerson, Bruce Baillie, Sylvain George, Gianikian e Ricci Luchi, Rita Azevedo Gomes, Vincent Carelli, and many others. It has also been helding some world, latin and brazilian premieres of films from all the globe.

Trophys - Feature Film International Competition
Best Film-Official Jury.
Special Jury Prize - Official Jury
Best Film – Popular Jury.

Trophys - Short Film International Competition
Best Film -Official Jury.
Special Jury Prize - Official Jury.
Best Film - Popular Jury.




1.1 FRONTEIRA has as its objective the diffusion and reflection of documentaries, experimental
films and all those films that defy the limits of genre and propose new manners of perception
and apprehension of the world, understanding cinema as a political and artistic practice.

1.2 FRONTEIRA’s fourth edition wil be held in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil from abril 12 to 21, 2018, helding the main retrospective, competition sections, special screenings, Filmmaker on Border Programme, Cadmo and the Dragon section, within debates, masterclasses and workshops.


2.1 Film submissions shall be registered at using the entry form,
between October 26, 2017 and January 04, 2018.

2.2 The International Competition for Shorts will accept films with a maximum of 59 minutes
of duration and the International Competition for Features, films with a minimum of 60
minutes of duration.

2.3 National and international films compete in the International Competition for short and
feature films.

2.4 The films must have been produced after January 2017.

2.5 Each filmmaker can submit as many films as wanted, as long as they are in accordance to
the Festival regulations.

2.6 All films shall be sent using private links for visualization on Youtube, Vimeo, or any other platform, with their passwords, available for download, and activated for viewing until February 20, 2018.

2.7 Films not spoken in Portuguese shall be sent with subtitles in English or Portuguese.

2.8 For submissions, work-in-progress version of the films will be accepted.

2.9 There will be no submission charges.


3.1 All works will be submitted to a preliminary selection, under the responsibility of a
commission in charge of choosing the films for the Short and Feature Films
International Competition.

3.2 The Selection Comission is chosen by the Artistic Direction of the Festival

3.3 Submitted films may participate on non-competitive sessions, within the Festival

3.4 The official selection of the In Competitive Sections will be presented on march 16,
2018, which might be extended according to the criteria of the Festival’s organization.

3.5 The selected films should send their exhibition copies and other materials (poster,
postcards, presskit, etc.) until March 05, 2018.

3.6 Those responsible for the selected films produced in foreign language must send the
exhibition copy subtitled in English or Portuguese, and send separately subtitles in .srt or
.html(FCP) format, in English or Portuguese, until March 05, 2018.

3.7 Filmmakers with selected films must forward the technical details, synopsis and photos of
the film via e-mail to the Festival production until february 20, 2018. In case this information is
not sent until that date, the Festival may look for information elsewhere.


4.1 The Fronteira Award will be given to the following categories:

Feature Film
Best Film-Official Jury.
Special Jury Prize - Official Jury
Best Film – Popular Jury.

Short Film
Best Film -Official Jury.
Special Jury Prize - Official Jury.
Best Film - Popular Jury.

4.2 Honourable Mentions will happen at the discretion of the juries.

4.3 The organization may distribute awards from partners and sponsors. This information will
be available on the website in the near future.

4.4 There will be no cash or goods distributed to awarded films.


5.1 The filmmaker states in this document, for selection purposes, that they hold dues to
submit and authorize the exhibition of the work, being the only and exclusive responsible for
the regulation of the copyrights and related rights, image rights, industrial property rights and
computer program rights, concerning intellectual works of any nature, artistic interpretations,
musical interpretations and performances, as well as images, included or synchronized in the
film(s) presented, exempting the Festival of any claims arising in that manner.

5.2 If there are third-party questionings about the exhibition rights of the work by the Festival,
the filmmaker agrees to provide the Festival with the assistance necessary to ratify and ensure
the exhibition rights granted by this regulation.

5.3 Once submitted and selected, the films cannot be withdrawn from the programme of the

5.4 The members of the jury are forbidden to submit their works to the festival, including their
spouses or partners in stable relationships, ascendants, descendants and relatives, by blood or
the like, to the second degree of kinship.

5.5 The Festival organization is not responsible for devolutions, losses and other expenses
arising from sending submission materials.

5.6 By submitting the work(s) to the Festival, the proponent exempts the festival from the
payment of fees and other charges referring to their exhibition rights.

5.7 The Festival reserves the right, whenever necessary, to extract frames from the films or
images it has access to, to use in the catalogue and other promotional material of the Festival.

5.8 By submitting to the Festival, the filmmaker will make the trailer of the work available,
when there is one, or will authorize the edition of an extract of up to 2 minutes of the film for
promotion purposes on the website and in TV programs about the festival.

5.9 The filmmaker will receive a message, through electronic mail, confirming their submission
in two working days. If the filmmaker does not receive this confirmation, they shall contact the
production through the addresses in the end of this regulation.

5.10 The Festival will not withdraw any material, film or document from the Post Office,
presenting payments or reimbursement of devolution, as well as it will not make any
reimbursement or postage indenisation of the submission copies.
5.11 The cases not covered herein will be solved by the organization of the Festival, which will
manifest itself on the issue.

5.12 The submission of the film implies full knowledge and acceptance of every item of the
present regulation.

5.13 The present regulation shall enter into force on the date of its publication.

Goiania, October 26, 2018