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Funchal International Film Festival 2023
March 5th - 9th, 2023

The FUNCHAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an award winning indoor and outdoor film festival hosted on the beautiful Madeira Island, Portugal. The festival is sponsored by the Regional Government of Madeira, to promote the films and the various events around them considering the new forms of thinking; viewing and communicating, as well as to promote Madeira Islands and the capital city of Funchal. Original films made by the talented independent filmmakers from all over the world are screened in a 5 day event while enjoying the hospitality of the people as well as the beauty of the island.

Film Regulations

1. The selection of films to participate in FIFF will be conducted by the Festival's Selection commission
2. Only Feature and Short films which were produced in 2021 and 2022 can participate in the competition programme of the Festival
3. The minimum runtime of feature films is 60 minutes
4. The maximum runtime of short films is 30 minutes
5. Foreign films must be subtitled in English

Film can be submitted via Filmfreeway.

Feature Film Awards
a. “Funchal City Golden Award” for the Best Film.
b. "Funchal City Silver Award” to award a film whose artistic and/or technical aspects and cinematographic quality present a high level of originality, content and form).  
c. 3rd runner up best fiction feature film
Best animation 
Best documentary

Short Film Awards
a. FIFF-Madeira Best Short Film Award  
b. 2nd runner up best fiction short film 
c, 3rd runner up best fiction short film
Premiere Madeira Award (for the best short produced in Madeira) 
Best animation 
Best documentary

Other Awards
FIFF-Madeira Best Actress Award
FIFF-Madeira Best Actor Award 
Best director (feature film and short film)
FIFF-Madeira Audience Award (attributed by the Festival’s spectators). 
Sponsors’ and partners’ awards


R. Antonio Jose Almeida,
nº 25 - 1º, 9000-062, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal


P: +351 962 874 097
F: +351 962 984 737