Years running: 16 (since 2006)


International SocioEnvironmental Film Festival of Nova Friburgo.


The International SocioEnvironmental Film Festival of Nova Friburgo, FRICINE SOCIOAMBIENTAL, was founded in 2006, inicially called Muri Cine Video Ambiental, with the purpose of promoting films, capable of stimulating the public´s perception of environmental questions, and stressing the urgency of preserving nature and the ecological, cultural and touristic values of the Atlantic Rain Forest in the region of Nova Friburgo. 


The Festival will include competitive screenings, special programs, and parallel activities.

There will be three different film and video competion sections in the festival:

  • International (open to filmmakers and works from the whole world, including Brazil);
  • Regional (only to residents in the Atlantic Rain Forest Mountain Area of the State of Rio de Janeiro);
  • Socioenvironmental Science (only to scientific films/videos produced in Brazil with public funds).


  • Best film (official jury): Alcantarea Imperialis Trophy;
  • Best feature film: Alcantarea Imperialis Trophy;
  • Best Medium length film: Alcantarea Imperialis Trophy;
  • Best short film: Alcantarea Imperialis Trophy;
  • Best film (popular jury): Alcantarea Imperialis Trophy.

Other prizes such as cash, audiovisual services and honourable mentions from national and/or international organizations will be awarded, as long as previously approved by the Festival organizers. The institutions that offer such prizes, will be responsible for their choice and distribution.


To participate in the international competition, socio-environmental films must have the following characteristics:

  • Produced anywhere in the world after 1 January 2019
  • Produced in any genre (documentary, fiction, experimental and animation)
  • Produced in any format
  • FEATURE FILM: from 70 mins — to maximum 130 mins running time
  • MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM: from 26 to 69 mins running time
  • SHORT FILM: up to 25 mins running time

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • The registrations are free and must be made through the Filmfreeway

Subtitles: English, Spanish or Portuguese

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Pedro Luiz Cavalcanti

Brian Moore Sewell



Rio de Janeiro

Official Website



Estr. Mury - Macaé de Cima 
s/n- Nova Friburgo 
Rio de Janeiro 


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    July 05, 2020
  • Deadline
    August 10, 2020
  • Notifications
    October 20, 2020
  • Event Dates
    18 — 22 November 2020
Categories & Fees

At least 70 to 120 minutes long

  • Deadline — free

Up to 25 minutes long.

  • Deadline — free

From 26 to 69 minutes in length.

  • Deadline — free

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