The International Film Festival of Figueira da Foz -Film Art, FICFF-FA,is an independent film festival, committed and dedicated to showing the works of new and established national and international filmmakers from the world of independent cinema. The organization is proud of its independence and ethics in the selection of films it presents in its Official Selection.

General rules and conditions

All films completed after 1 Mars2019, whatever their genre, in the following categories and with a duration which must comply with the following criteria, shall be admitted for selection:

Feature film fiction – more than 60m; Feature film docu-fiction – more than 60m; Short film (fiction) – less than 60m; Children’s Cinema – 50m to 70m; Schools – any duration Video Clip – less than 5m;

Only one category per film will be valid, and the submitter is free to choose the category of entry, with the organization reserving the right to change it. Although premiere status is not required, special attention will be given to films that have their first public screening at FICFF-FA 2020, or at least in Portugal. Films with public dissemination on social networks will not be accepted in the competition, exceptions are allowed for the “Schools” and “Video-Clips” sections.


2nd December 2019 to 29th February 2020.
Applications will be open from on the “Filmfreeway” platform (the organization reserves the right to open applications on another platform at its discretion).

By 30th April 2020
Those responsible for registration will be notified that their film(s) have been admitted to the Contest.

Until May 31st
All those notified must send, under penalty of not being part of the finalists lot, the following material:

Film in digital format,
Photo(s) of the Director(s),
Film frame,
.srt file with the subtitles in Portuguese or English.
Student card, for the section “Schools”.

16th June 2020.
Finalist films will be announced.

From September 3 to 13, 2020
Screening of the finalist films.



•Best Feature Film
•Best Feature Film Docu-Fiction
•Best Fiction Short Film
•Best Schools
•Best Children’s Cinema
•Best VideoClip


▪Best Director
▪Best Screenplay
▪Best Photo
▪Best Assembly
▪Best Director
▪Best Photo
▪Best Assembly
•Short Fiction
▪Best Director
▪Best Screenplay
•Children’s Cinema
▪Best Director
▪Best Screenplay
▪Best Director
•Video clip
▪Best Director

General agreement for participation in FICFF-FA 2019

By submitting my film I declare that I have read and accept the general rules and conditions of FICFF-FA 2020. I am willing to provide the festival with all the necessary additional information according to these general rules and conditions. I authorize the organization of FICFF-FA 2020 to exhibit my film, and if selected, I confirm that a screening copy will be available in digital format for exhibition during FICFF-FA 2020 until June 15. I certify that I hold all rights necessary for the presentation of this film / video to FICFF-FA 2020 and that all rights and authorizations have been obtained. This film is not subject to any litigation, nor is it threatened by any litigation, and assumes all legal responsibilities. By agreeing to these terms, I transfer to FICFF-FA 2020 theright to use excerpts of the submitted film and its images, for advertising and marketing purposes of the Figueira da Foz International Film Festival – Film Art 2020, and for other non-commercial uses related to the promotion of the 2020 edition, as well as the projection thereof between 3th and 13th of September 2020.