Call for Entries

Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for The 12th edition of FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival, being held from June 20nd to the 27th of 2015, will be open from September 29th 2015 until February 28th 2015.

The rules and regulations can be consulted here.

These are the competitive sections of the festival, that you can apply to:

Feature Length Films (feature films that are first or second productions,
regardless the director’s age):

Golden Lynx for Best Fiction / Documentary Feature Film

Short and Medium Length Films (section dedicated to filmmakers up to
30 years old):

Silver Lynx for Best Fiction / Documentary / Experimental / Animation Short Film

Best Portuguese film in competition (selected from all Portuguese films in competition):

Grand Prize for Best Portuguese Film

Film submission can be made online through our Online Submission Form. In this case, the film has to be sent via a link submitted to the form itself.

Another option ir to submit your film through traditional post, in which case you should fill the Entry Form, which has to be mailed, together with:

a) Three or more recent pictures of the movie (1920x1080px;.PNG);

b) Picture of the director (1024x1024px, .PNG);

c) Brief biography of the director;

d) Copy of the film;

e) Synopsis;

f) PayPal receipt of the Submission Fee; to the following address:




The deadline submission date refere to the arrival of the films at our headquarters, and not to the stamp date.

Film Submission in FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is subject to a submission fee of 2€ for short and medium length films and 5€ for feature length films. Fees are waived for all Portuguese entries, as an effort to promote national participation.

Besides these two options, films can be submitted through the following websites:

Click for Festivals

Click for Festivals

Film Festival Life

Film Festival Life

For questions about film submission, please contact us through

Thank you for sharing your work with us and we wish you the Best of Luck!

Document Download:
Rules and Regulations