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 2022 and 2023 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
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)
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