PLANOS is an International Fiction Short-Film Festival that takes place annually in the city of Tomar. This event is the result of a partnership between the production company Tripé and the City Council of Tomar.

The idea of ​​this festival came from a great passion for cinema, bringing new films from around the globe to its audience, as well as providing the opportunity for new talent to screen their productions free of charge. Hundreds of films from several countries are submitted every year, which are subject to a careful selection based on a great diversity of cinematographic genres.

It's a must-see for movie buffs in order to keep up with new glimpses of filmmaking around the world. It takes place at Cine-Teatro Paraíso and the entrance, like the spirit of the festival, is free.

- Best International Short Film
- Best Portuguese Short Film
- Best Directing
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Editing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Original Music
- Best Sound
- Best Art Direction
- Audience Award

7th Edition - Rules and Terms

PLANOS - Tomar’s International Short Film Festival – aims to spread and promote new short films in the city of Tomar. We provide a vast yet eclectic selection in competition as also as films from special guests of the festival.
Promoted by Associação Cultural Espaço 0 - Artes Comunicantes in partnership with Tripé and with the support of Tomar’s County, this year’s edition will happen from November 22nd to 26th (stated dates are subject to change).

The act of submission implies the knowledge and acceptance of all the articles of this regulation.

Submitted entries must be fiction short films, up to 15 minutes long and with production date from January 2022 onwards. Non-fiction genres such as animation, documentaries, video art, music videos or others, will not be considered.

Each director can submit a maximum of two films. Production companies or others responsible for the distribution of their films, have no limit on the number of shorts they can submit, but must follow the rule of two films per director.

Submitted films that are not spoken in Portuguese must be subtitled in English for their evaluation. If selected, Portuguese subtitles must be available for screening.

Call for entries occurs from May 14th to July 9th 2023 and will be free of charge for all Portuguese produced short films. For international short films, a fee is charged according to the submission dates below:
May 15th to 25th: 3,00€ / film
May 26th to June 25th: 7,50€ / film
June 26th to July 15th: 15€ / film
The submission of short films takes place exclusively through FilmFreeway website:

The films will be selected for screening in PLANOS by the organization. Directors will be notified of the selection in September 2023.
If selected, it will be required to send the following information:
- Film in digital format, preferably on .mp4 or .mov (H.264) 1080p or 2k with no burned subtitles, and Stereo sound
- Stills of the film
- Plot synopsis
- Cast and crew info
- Screening authorization
- English subtitle .srt file compatible with the film (and Portuguese too, if available)

The director/producer is responsible for any use of images or music of others in their films or videos. All and any responsibility regarding issues with copyright will fall exclusively on the director/ producer of the work.

If your submitted film took part on the official selection, you’re authorizing its screening not only in PLANOS festival, but also in other possible extensions of the festival such as late screenings of the winners. You will always be notified when your film takes part in this special screenings of PLANOS.

In case your film is chosen as part of the official selection, you also authorize the use of images or small portions of your short for marketing and advertising purposes of the festival.

The winners of the competition will be chosen by the members of the jury. The jury is expected to be announced after the official selection.

The awards are:
- Best International Short Film - Best Portuguese Short Film - Best Directing
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Editing
- Best Cinematography - Best Original Music
- Best Sound
- Best Art Direction
- Audience Award

The jury may choose not to give some of the awards if the necessary conditions are not fulfilled. Furthermore there might be awarded honorable mentions within the categories above mentioned, with the exception of the Best Short Films (National and International)

The winners will be announced on November 26 during the Award Ceremony. This information will be available on the official site and social networks in the upcoming days.

The festival’s organization is entitled to cancel or postpone the festival or any of its events if for some reason the circumstances won’t allow it.
Any unforseen situations in this document will be determined also by the Organization of the Festival.

For any questions contact the following email:

Overall Rating
  • Mailuki Films

    Uno de los mejores festivales de cine de Europa.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Muchas Gracias, siempre es un placer recibir tus películas!

  • Luis Campos

    Loved it, I'm a big fan of the festival team and can't wait to be back!

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    It was so great to finally have you with us Luis. Please come back, anytime, every time!

  • A total joy of a festival. High-quality programming, brilliant hospitality, very friendly staff and team. Tomar is a beautiful town and it was amazing to attend the film festival in person. The screenings were in a large prestigious cinema and the guests were treated with respect and dignity (hotel, gorgeous meal). We would really recommend submitting to this brilliant festival in the hopes of having your work screened here.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure meeting you, this being your second film in competition, and we were delighted that it gather so good appreciation between jurors and audience. Your film and you being here highlighted the festival, and we can only wish great success for you, this film, and your next ones!

  • NN M

    After spending a short but memorable stay in Tomar, we brought a lot of good emotions, like the feeling of belonging, gratitude, admiration and hope. Planos Film Fest makes us believe, more and more, that the same cinema that feeds our childhood dreams is the same that makes them true. A very intimate, very well organized festival, with a great program, that will make any director/producer proud to have their film in it. (by Chico Noras, director of "Maria Jose Maria")

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    You're a poet, such amazing and touching words, thank you so much! It was undoubtedly a pleasure having you and your team here, they brought art and joy to our festival, and we hope our path crosses again as soon as possible!

  • Kai Bosse

    Thank you to Pedro, Paulo and all the other people involved in making this a Festival to remember!!
    Great people and great movies with a great cinema and good opportunities to get to know the artists behind the films and also see a wonderful little city in Tomar =)
    Hope to be there again soon!

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Kai and Shanice for visiting us and share not only your film but also the amazing human beings you are. We also hope to see you again in Tomar, you're always welcome!