Caminhos Film Festival


Years running: 35 (since 1988)

Caminhos Film Festival

The only festival dedicated to Portuguese cinema in all its areas.


Caminhos Film Festival has been, since 1988, one of the main references in the cinematographic panorama of Portugal. Presenting itself as the only festival dedicated to Portuguese cinema in all its areas (final projects of schools of cinema, animation, documentary, short film and motion picture), it is the ultimate showcase of the cinematographic works produced every year in Portugal.

This event is the opportunity to gather creators and audience in a single space of artistic interaction, a place where one can accompany in firsthand the evolution of the cinematographic industry in Portugal.

The event is open to Juniors, Juveniles and Seniors, of the Schools of Cinema and even students and onlookers, inviting all the Portuguese population to know the most recent cinematographic production of Portugal, providing a space of union of the arts for Cinema, which is celebrated in each one of our editions.



Official Awards: 

  • Festival Grand Prize 
  • Best Fiction Feature Film Award 
  • Best Short Film Award 
  • Best Documentary Film Award 
  • Best Animation Film Award 
  • Revelation Award 
  • Don Quijote Award - IFSS Jury
  • Press Jury Award 
  • Audience Award 

Technical-Artistic Awards: 

  • Best Actor 
  • Best Supporting Actor 
  • Best Actress 
  • Best Supporting Actress 
  • Best Artistic Direction 
  • Best Artistic Direction 
  • Best Wardrobe 
  • Best Director 
  • Best Characterization 
  • Best Editing 
  • Best Sound 
  • Best Original Screenplay 
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 
  • Best Original Soundtrack 
  • Best Communication and Promotion



  • Submit via Filmfreeway. 
  • Caminhos Film Festival considers that the duration of a short-film is inferior to 60 minutes.
  • Films completed in 2021 and 2022. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



Rua Padre António Vieira, Ed. AAC
1º Piso
Coimbra 3000-315



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 01, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    July 31, 2022
  • Notifications
    October 22, 2022
  • Event Dates
    5 — 19 November 2022
Categories & Fees
  • Regular Deadline — €58
  • Regular Deadline — €29

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