Years running: 7 (since 2012)

Madeira Film Festival

International film festival for nature oriented films.


The Madeira Film Festival is Europe's most exclusive and independent festival and as the organisers call it, "The festival with the world's greatest view". Held at the prestigious Reid's Palace Hotel the Festival serves as a platform to showcase independent feature, short and documentary films from directors around the world. It evolved due to a need to recognize the Laurissilva forest, the 15,000 hectare indigenous 'living relic' which in 1999 was awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Therefore special attention is payed to films pertaining to the environment and it's relevance and importance in the world we live in today.


  • Best Documentary,
  • Best Animation,
  • Best Short,
  • Best Film By A Portuguese Director,
  • Audience Award.


  • Films made within the last 2 years.
  • Festival accepts short films, up to 30 minutes. And feature films over 30 minutes. 

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Pay submission fee,
  • Send a note including the title of the film,
  • Complete the online submission form,
  • Include an online link to the film in the submission form or send two preview DVDs to the festival's address via regular mail.

Selection Media Type:  DVD, online

Screening Media Type: DVD, Blu-Ray, MOV

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official website



Madeira Film Festival
Rua do Ornelas, 1 6E
Funchal, Madeira 9060 -208

Phone: 00351 91 374 7592
00351 91 0809203


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    July 10, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 01, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    March 01, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    May 01, 2018
  • Notifications
    May 02, 2018
  • Event dates
    14 — 20 May 2018
Categories & Fees

Festival accepts short films, up to 30 minutes. And feature films over 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €30
  • Regular Deadline — €40
  • Late Deadline — €50
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