Years running: 28 (since 1994)

Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival

International short film festival.


The most popular and famous brazilian short film festival, which awards cash prizes for national and international productions.


  • International Competitive Exhibition,
  • Brazilian Competitive Exhibition,
  • Animations Exhibition, 
  • Children and Youth Audience Exhibition.


  • Official Jury Award for the Competitive Exhibitions;
  • Audience Awards for all selected films for screening at the festival regardless of the exhibition/program, except for those screened at the Child Exhibition,
  • Additional awards might be created.
  • Award prizes will be granted in cash, to be paid by Instituto Cultural Sérgio Magnani – ICSM, through cultural project, incentivated or not, and the amount will be later determined and informed in the Festival’s website.


  • Short movies with final editing in 2019-2021 can apply; 
  • Participation is eligible to any natural person over 18 years old, or legally emancipated, in good standing;
  • The festival will accept short movies with maximum running time of 40 minutes (except advertising or institutional movies).

The submission form is available at the website

The proponent must choose to send a copy online through the service provided by the site or sending a copy of the DVD movie directly to the Festival office.

Subtitles language: English or Portuguese

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



Belo Horizonte

Official website



Gerência de Cinema
19th Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival
Av. Afonso Pena, 1.537 – Centro
Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais – Brazil | Postal Code: 30.130-004

Phone: +55 (31) 3236-7367

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    February 12, 2021
  • Deadline
    March 30, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    April 19, 2021
  • Notifications
    June 19, 2021
  • Event dates
    14 — 23 August 2021
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