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Madeira Film Festival /Call For Entires.

Submissions now open. The festival with greatest view in the world! The submission fee for each film is 30 Euros irrespective of genre and duration. Exhibiting filmmakers will receive complimentary accommodation in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Funchal for the duration of the festival. We prefer receiving film previews via an online link however if you do submit DVD please send only via regular mail and NOT UPS or FEDEX ( we will not receive them ) Films must have been completed after Jan 2010. ...

Madeira Film Festival, Reid's Palace, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

Accommodation provided for exhibiting filmmakers during the festival on the magical island of Madeira, Portugal. ...

Madeira Film Festival Call For Entries.

The Madeira Film Festival to be staged at Reid's Palace, Funchal, Madeira has opened its call for entries. ...

Madeira Film Festival

The Madeira Film Festival intends to be Europe’s most exclusive and independent festival. Held at the prestigious Reid’s Palace Hotel The Madeira Film Festival serves as a platform to showcase independent feature, short and documentary films from directors around the world. Indicative of Madeira’s continued commitment to preserve the Natural History, flora and fauna of the island, the festival will present a special environmental category screening worldwide nature orientated films. The aim of the Madeira Film Festival is to encourage creativity in all aspects of film production, not dependent on financial and physical restrictions, gender, geographical location, age or ability. We acknowledge and encourage film making through diversity and ‘out of the box’ thinking and we pay special attention to films ( shorts, docs and features ) pertaining to the environment and it’s relevance and importance in the world we live in today.

The world’s largest Laurissilva forest is located on the island of Madeira. In 1999 the 15,000 hectare indigenous ‘living relic’ was awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Through the medium of film MFF intends to enhance education and global awareness of the Laurissilva and its importance to the ecological balance of Madeira thus sustaining the endemic flora and fauna.

The Madeira Film Festival recognizes the integrity of filmmakers around the world and consequently will present the ‘Laurissilva Award’ to the best documentary, short, feature and nature oriented film judged by an International Jury. MFF acts as a service to the local community and audience as a launchpad providing an attractive slate of films.

We are a festival with cultural aspirations. We are both a public and a pilgrimage festival. One of our roles is to discover talent and support, not necessarily financially. Although we aren’t in the business of film distribution we believe festivals play an ever increasing role in distribution due to the advent of new technology. MFF has a small yet critical role to play in this formula by helping the viewer at home decide what to watch i.e. Who is in it? What’s the film about? What have I heard about it? Basically festivals can help push the right button.

Madeira Film Festival 2012.

Submissions now open online for the 2012 Madeira Film Festival to be held at Reid's Palace, Funchal, Madeira. ...

Funchal International Film Festival - Madeira Islands

The FUNCHAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - MADEIRA ISLANDS will explores new trends in art films produced during the last two years. Films will compete for the "Funchal city award", in the "Pearl of the Atlantic".

Funchal festival prize

Funchal festival prize

Bliss wins big at Funchal, Madeira, Festival

On Saturday November 10 Funchal festival closed a blissful 10 day event with a gala ceremony at the large convention center in front of a 700 crowd.The laser Man show launched the evening.The prize list came with many surprises and moments of emotion from the selected talent.The jury was composed of Elisa Tolomelli (producer), Bruno Chatelin (co founder of and, Malu de Martino (director), José António Santos (Director of photography) and José Vieira Mendes (jour...

Another cool-fest-news from Funchal

Another good surprise in my jury duty in Funchal Fest: the quality of the films in compettion, I cant comment yet of course but watch out for some excellent surprises.            Can't resist to share with you the beauty of the pool at Pestana Casino Park, Madeira...

Ain't it cool news : wifi breakfast

2 good news in my first day at Funchal fest as a jury member: Air Portugal found my luggage: no need to buy a lousy toothbrush               Second good news: I get wifi in my room and balcony  at the Casiono Madeira, enough for a power breakfast with my laptop.Got to do the newsletter for, watch a movie from the competition, and attend a few outlook tasks this morning.Film session start at 3pmBruno Chatelin...

Jury duty at Funchal Festival

Funchal Festival takes place (Nov 4 to 11) at Funchal, capital of lovely island of Madeira one of the pearls of Portugal, lost in the atlantic ocean, about 45 minutes off Canaries islands, 700km off african coasts...The island is about 50 by 25 km, takes a day or to visit by car, has about 300 000 inhabitants of which one third live in Funchal.The weather is mild and sunny all year round (yes you read me : coats are totally useless)Funchal hosts its festival for the 3rd time., through the initia...

Henrique Teixera

The Funchal Festival Director welcomes me at the hotel Casino Madeira @ Funchal

Its live Funchal Fest started in warm Madeira Island

Jury members for the 2007 edition of Funchal/madeira Isalnd Festival are very eclectic in origins.Elisa Tolomelli, Bruno Chatelin, Malu de Martino, José Vieira Mendes and José António SantosIn fact almost everything it would take to make a movie: a producer, a director, a cinematographer, a former distributor, and journalist !JURY 2007  Elisa Tolomelli (see Bio) Bruno Chatelin(see Bio) Malu de Martino(see Bio)    José Vieira Mendes(see Bio) José António Santos(see Bio) ...

Bruno Chatelin Jury member at Funchal Festival

Bruno Chatelin will perform Jury duties as member of forthcoming Funchal International Film Festival Madeira Islands November 2 to 10 ...

A Tour on the Islands of Madeira

In November you're welcome to take part the 3rd Funchal International Film Festival and enjoy your visit to the Island.

In Cannes wih Bruno Chatelin (, Mario Dorminsky (Fantasporto), Henrique Teixera (Funchal), Malo Girod de l'Ai

From left to right: Bruno Chatelin (, Mario Dorminsky (Fantasporto), Henrique Teixera (Funchal),  Malo Girod de l'Ain (, 

funchal at night




Funchal prize winners

Funchal prize winners

Funchal Film Festival promotion in Cannes

Two interns invited the Cannes festival community to learn more about the Funchal Film Festival on the island of Madeira, Portugal. The Funchal festival is sponsored by the Regional Government of Madeira and its main category is the "Atlantic Films Official Section." The festival will take place on November 2nd through the[img_assist|nid=4562|title=Funchal Film Festival promotion at Cannes|desc=|link=node|a

Film Festivals Destination Tourism and Business

As the director of the Funchal International Film Festival I must say there are clear benefits to the local economy derived from visitors coming to the venue. The concept of cultural tourism resides essentially on the fusion between the cultural proposals (including arts and entertainment) with the social components (from its historically richest till night life…) in an attractive tourist destination. A film festival that takes place in such a location it’s easier to promote since the necess...

Victoria Abril at the Funchal International Film Festival

The spanish actress Victoria Abril and the festival director Henrique Teixeira, in a typical and original toboggan sledge at Madeira


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