Amazon Short Film Festival in Porto Velho, Brazil

Deadline: 30 April 2014
Open to: any filmmaker from across the globe
Award: Blue Macaw trophy and the possibility to attend the event


The Fifth Amazon Short Film Festival will be held June 1 – 7 in Porto Velho, state of Rondonia. It is organized by a commission created by the General Curator of the Festival. The event will feature competitive and non-competitive exhibits, as well as debates, seminars, panels, conferences, publication releases, concerts and professional training activities.

In this edition, the Festival brings the “Film Look in the Amazon” concept, the proposal to consolidate, disseminate and promote the Brazilian cinema. Nevertheless, filmmakers worldwide can participate in this festival.

There are five main categories:

  • animation
  • documentary
  • fiction
  • experimental
  • clip


Either Brazilian and foreign productions can take art in this Festival with free themed films in the formats of long, medium and short.

Competitive films must have been produced after January 1st, 2010, in long, medium or short formats in the genres of animation, experimental, documentary or fiction. There is also a videoclip category. It is not mandatory to include Portuguese subtitles if the movie is in another language.


The winners of the competitive exhibits will receive the “Blue Macaw” trophy, which pays homage to an endangered bird of the Amazon forest.

The Organizing Committee may invite further critical, sponsors, officials and others connected to the films to participate in the event, providing them lodging, food and transportation.

All films will receive certificates for participation in the 5th Curta Amazonia Film Festival.


The application deadline is April 30th, 2014.

The application form (in Portuguese) of the Festival and must be filled out, printed, signed and sent before the deadline to the following address:

Associação Curta Amazônia – 5° Festival de Cinema Curta Amazônia
Rua Raimundo Cantuária, 712-B,  Bairro Baixa União, CEP: 76.805-862 , Porto Velho-RO.

For registration and selection, the copies of movies on DVD, PEN DRIVE OR-HD (Formats mp4, avi)  should be accompanied by the following materials:

  1. Application form (required);
  2. Original photo and identified with the name of the director and the film to a digital file (CD with TIFF or JPEG files) to disclosure and memory materials (not mandatory).

For more information (in Portuguese), please visit the official website.

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