• The entrant/submitter/moviemaker hereby certifies that he possesses the right(s) and all of the proper clearances to submit the movie, including, but not limited to image rights, talent releases, soundtrack and/or source music releases; and assumes all responsibility for their material. The CITY IN FILM AWARD accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any movie submitted to the festival.

  • The City in Film Award only accepts online screeners. Please submit them via online platforms. We do not accept discs or any downloadable files.

  • Selected nominated films will be made public, notified and promoted in a clip on the website, on facebook and on the main event screening.

  • Every entry/submission will be judged based on its directing, acting and artistic merits, as related to the submission. All decisions made by the judges are considered final and incontestable.

  • Entry fees are nonrefundable.

  • Multiple entries are allowed.

  • Submissions in languages other that English must be subtitled in English.

  • Subtitles must be embeded in the film. We will not accept any srt files.

  • We accept every kind of film released after 2012. 

  • Prizes
  • The official selection is composed of the 2 selected awarded films.

  • All 2 winners will be screened on our Spring Edition and receive a trophy.

  • Promotional material of the 2 films will be viewable on our site ( and on our social media pages. 

  • The City in Film Awards is an integrant part of the Cinalfama Lisbon Film Festival.

  • The 2 winning films rightful owners of the rights, in each edition, hereby authorize the film’s live screening in the Cinalfama Sessions. This authorization is an indispensable condition for the inclusion in the festival’s official selection.

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