Arouca Film Festival


Years running: 10 (since 2013)

Arouca Film Festival

Portuguese International Film Festival.


The Arouca Film Festival constitutes himself as a unique event, a dynamic and innovative project that fights relentlessly towards a decentralization of culture. The aim of this festival is the stimulation of film production, the support and promotion of the recent works with recognized quality in the world circuit, as well as works of independent productions. This Festival also try to attract and build audiences, promote and enhance the exchange of experiences and knowledge among movie's lovers or professionals, and promote and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Arouca.


  • Best Film of the Festival - «Gold Slate»
  • Second Best Film of the Festival - «Silver Slate»
  • Best Fiction Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Animation Film
  • Best Experimental Movie
  • Best Video Clip
  • Best Ethnographic Film
  • Best Accomplishment 
  • Best Argument
  • Best Photography
  • Best Editing
  • Best Acting
  • Long Film Award
  • Short Film Award
  • Shortie Award
  • Audience Award


The registration of any film / video will have to obey to the following stages:

  • To fill the online entry form in the festival’s website
  • Submit the movie/video, as a video file, as follows:
    • Online streaming video (Vimeo, YouTubeHD). Hyperlink and password should be written in entry form
    • Download (by e-mail), through an online file transfer service such as WeTransfer or WeSend
    • Send by post mail. The films/videos should be sent in DVD format
  • It should also be filled the “Cession of Copyrights” (available in the registration form). In case of selection, it should be filled and duly signed by the producer/distributor a document the allow the exhibition during the event. The document will be send after the announcement of the selected films. 
  • If for a reason you cannot be able to send the film or a cession of copyrights, please contact us through the email: or make a cell phone to: (+351) 91 247 47 37  

Immediately after the communication of the selection of the film/video for the competition should be sent:

  • List of dialogues (in portuguese and/or english),
  • Picture (at least) of the film, in high resolution
  • EPK (electronic press kit)

Screening format: MPEG-4 (.mp4) · Compression codec: H.264 · Bit rate: 3000 (min) A 5000 (max) · Coding mode: multipass · Recommended dimensions: 1280x720 (720p) Second): 25 fps · Optimized for: Streaming. A file of up to 40 minutes does not exceed the maximum size of 1.5 GB (1500 MB).

Subtitle: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



Arouca Festival of Cinema,
Rua Dr. Joaquim de Pinho Brandão,
no9 4540-139
Arouca – Portugal 

Phone: +351 91 247 47 37  


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  • Deadline
    June 10, 2022
  • Event Dates
    9 — 18 September 2022
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