Call for entries
Deadline: 29 April 2013

AVANCA 2013 Film Festival
Submissions to the International Competition are now open

Entry form can be downloaded as .doc file

– Fiction and animation short-films;
– Fiction and animation feature films;
– Documentaries;
– Experimental videos;

Only films made after 1st of January 2011 are eligible to enter the competition.

AVANCA Film Festival is a space full of images, films, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, ideas and people around of the world.

Last year: 21 films in world premiere; 64 films in national premiere; films from over 69 countries; 18049 spectators; participants from 30 countries; 10 days of festival; 5 days of International Competition; 5 workshops; 141 conferences.

International Competition – April 29, 2013
World Premiere Competition – June 10, 2013
Free registration

1 – Objective
The objective is to trace a global perspective of the contemporary features in cinema, television, video
and multimedia.

2 – Conditions of Admission
Works admitted for selection must join the following conditions:
– Be produced after January 1, 2011;
– Unreleased in Portugal.
– Not available on the web.
Registrations in the following categories are admitted:
CINEMA: short and feature films in fiction and animation;
TELEVISION: documentaries;
VIDEO: experimental videos of less than 20 minutes;

3. Submission
The works should be registered until April 29
, 2013 (stamp date) with the registration form, sent by email
or post. The registration form must be sent along with a CD with pictures of the film and of the
director, synopsis and text or list of the dialogues (in one of the following languages: Portuguese, English,
Spanish or French). This documents can also be sent by email or using
For the selection, each candidate must send a preview on a DVD or a Blu-ray.
4 – Selection for competition
The organization committee carries out the selection of the submitted works and informs the applicants
with selected works.

5 – Prizes
A prize will be attributed to the best work of each category: Cinema (feature film), Cinema (short feature),
Television and Video.
Prizes, among others, will also be given to the best Animation, the best Actor/Actress and the best
Cinematography Direction.
In the Cinema category (feature film), since only a maximum of 4 works are selected, all of them will
automatically receive a special mention.
The international jury is composed by cinema professionals invited by the organization.
The selected films may be object of acquisition proposals for the Portuguese market (cinema, television
and video).

6 – World Premiere Prize
Films that have their world première in the AVANCA 2013, independently of the submitted category, are
also candidates to the World Premiere Special Prize.
The candidates to this prize, while submitting their works, should contact the organization by e-mail
informing it of their purpose.
The organization will set deadlines for the delivery of screening and display material.

7 – Transport and Insurance of Works
The organization will inform the candidates with selected works and will give out instructions for the
shipment of final copies.
The delivery of the works is of the candidates’ responsibility.
The organization is responsible for the insurance of the copies from their arrival to their return.
Note: The preview DVD and Blu-ray copies will not be sent back, for they will become part of the Festival
Mediateque Archives. We guarantee they will not be used for commercial purposes.
The selected works may be object of non-commercial exhibitions for the festival’s promotion.

8 – Others
Festival languages are Portuguese and English.
Any possible doubt or questions that may arise will be clarified or solved by the Organization Committee

Entry form can be downloaded as .doc file


International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia

Cine-Clube de Avanca
Rua Dr. Egas Moniz, 159
3860-078 Avanca
Tel/fax +351. 234.880658