• 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 CINALFAMA LISBON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any movie submitted to the festival.

  • Every entry/submission will be judged based on its directing, acting, technical, and artistic merits, as related to the submission. All decisions made by the judge(s) are considered final and incontestable. We reserve the right not to give all of the possible awards if we don’t receive enough entries in a particular category or if none of the submissions meet our high judging standards. 

  • The Cinalfama Awards only accept online screeners. Please submit them via one of the following online platforms: Film Freeway; Withoutabox; ClickforFestivals, Fest Home or Movibeta. We do not accept discs or any downloadable files.

  • The average entry fee is 8€. Check specific prices in any of our suggested online platforms.

  • Entry fees are nonrefundable.

  • Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category. Any entry will be considered eligible in the next edition only if the film was not awarded in the previous edition.

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

  • The english subtitles must be embeded in the film film. No aditional srt files will be accepted.

  • We accept every kind of film released after 2012.

  • We consider short films to be up to 30 minutes and medium or feature films to be 30 minutes or more.

  • Access to ECU Paris International Festival. Our winners will deserve a privileged selection viewing in ECU. Several Cinalfama awarded films were selected and awarded in ECU.

  • Access to LFR - Lisbon Film Rendezvous. All of our submited films are eligible and to be recommended for this important Lisbon film event.

  • Cinalfama reserves the right to disqualify any film whose submitter might be in any way linked to illicit or criminal acts, proven or otherwise.

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  • The selected, nominated and awarded movies promotional material will be announced and viewable in our site ( and in our social media pages. 

  • The awarded films rightful owners of the rights, in each category of every edition, hereby authorise the film’s live screening in Cinalfama events. This authorisation is an indispensable condition for the inclusion in the festival’s official selection.

  • There can be, if the jury by its own quality so decides, two winners ex aequo in any of the categories.

  • The official selection is composed of winning films, the special mention recipientes and a variable number of other officially selected works. 

  • There are four anual Cinalfama events: the Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn editions.

  • There are  six award categories in each of our 4 annual editions: Best Medium or Feature Film; Best Short Film; Best Debut Film; Best Directing; Best Acting and Best Screenplay

  • Two films will be award the City in Film Award, bestowed in our Spring Edition.

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