Call for Entries

Call for Entries

We are delighted to announce the launch of the film submission period for the 12th edition of FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival, which will take place between the 20th and the 27th of June 2016, in the Portuguese seaside town of Espinho.

The deadline for submissions is the 28th of February, 2016.

We are currently accepting feature films, Fiction and Documentary, from directors who are on their first or second production, regardless of age. We are also accepting short and medium length films (of up to 54 minutes) for our fiction, documentary, animation and experimental competitions, from directors up to the age of 30 (including). The award sections are as follows:

Golden Lynx for Best Fiction Feature Film

Golden Lynx for Best Documentary Feature Film

Silver Lynx for Best Fiction Short Film

Silver Lynx for Best Documentary Short Film

Silver Lynx for Best Experimental Short Film

Silver Lynx for Best Animation Short Film

Audience Award for Best Short Film

Audience Award for Best Feature Film

Grand prize for Best Portuguese Film

Submissions can be made via post, online via our own website (Online Entry Form) and our partner platforms:

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!

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