Curta Cinema


Years running: 33 (since 1991)

Curta Cinema

International Short Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro.


Having always worked for the diffusion of Brazilian and International shortfilms, Curta Cinema has become an important meeting point for screening and discussing the audiovisual production. Besides the exhibition of the recent Brazilian and International production in the short film format, the Festival presents retrospectives and several other parallel activities, such as workshops, debates and lectures.


  • International Competition,
  • National Competition,
  • Latin-American Panorama,
  • Rio de Janeiro Panorama,
  • Special Programs,
  • Retrospectives,
  • Focus on the works of an invited country, with the objective of exhibition, distribution and production of short-length audiovisual works.


  • Grand Prix of the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema – and qualification to compete for a nomination for an Oscar
  • Special Jury Prize
  • Best Director
  • Public Award
  • Latin American Panorama Public Award


  • Films should be no longer than 30 minutes in length,
  • The date for the finished production should be in 2021 or 2022.

Submission is to be done via Shortfilmdepot.

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type: DCP, H264

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



Rio de Janeiro

Official Website



Festival Curta Cinema 2018 - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival
Associação Franco Cultural
Att: Aílton Franco, Jr. – Festival Director
Avenida Beira Mar, 242/502 - Centro
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil – Zip Code 20021-060

Phone: (55 21) 2553 8918

Email: (for information only)

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    August 04, 2022
  • Deadline
    September 04, 2022
  • Notifications
    October 24, 2022
  • Event Dates
    1 — 5 December 2022
Categories & Fees

Short Films (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline — €5

Brazil Short Films (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline — free
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