Itabaiana International Film Festival (3)

Festival Internacional de Cinema de Itabaiana


25 Dec 2023
Call for entries

10 Jan 2024
Early deadline

20 Jan 2024
Standard deadline

25 Jan 2024
Late deadline

25 Feb 2024
Festival closed

06 Apr 2024
Notification date

30 Apr 2024
05 May 2024


Av. José Amâncio Bispo, 5419,  49503420, Itabaiana, Sergipe, Brazil

Festival description
Short film festival 40'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  40'<
 Any language
English Portuguese
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Festival start: 30 April 2024      Festival end: 05 May 2024

The Itabaiana International Film Festival was created with the aim of enabling and encouraging young audiovisual producers residing in Brazil and abroad to promote their work, thus promoting new productions and professionals in the regional, national and even international segment.

The Festival will feature films of all categories and film genres, through competitive and informative displays; in addition to the promotion of debates on the audiovisual with the lectures / round tables / workshops that will be held.

The Itabaiana International Film Festival returns for its second edition, from 23 to 29 May.

Best Sergipe Short Film
Best Brazilian Short Film
Best International Short Film
Best Video Clip
Best Short Film - Popular Poll
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Soundtrack
Best Sound
Best Film Editing

The exhibition will display and reward works launched between 2022 and 2024 on a national and international circuit. The exhibition will also offer workshops and thematic lectures. All the activities are free.

The 3rd Itabaiana International Film Festival will be held in person.

From April 30th to May 5th, 2024.

Short Film, Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video and Dance Video



The selection of films will be made through a guest curator who has no connection with the selected works.

The award will be given by a jury previously composed of invited members who have no connection with the selected works.

All films shown throughout the exhibition will be competing for awards according to the jury's election. And there will also be a category in which the public can choose the best film.

Films can be registered via the platform at Festhome.

The Registration Period is between December 25th and February 25th.

There is no limit to the number of films per director.

Films in a foreign language must be sent with subtitles in english or Portuguese (subtitles preferred).

Films must have been completed after 2022, and be a maximum of 40 minutes in length.

Still, country of production, technical data sheet are mandatory information for the film's registration to be validated

Films entered in the Sergipe category must have three directors born or resident in the state on their team. For the registration to be validated, in this category it is necessary to send proof of birth or residence of the Sergipe directors to the email:

The announcement of those selected will take place on March 29th.

The films will be divided into three official exhibitions: International Competitive Short Film Exhibition, National Competitive Short Film Exhibition, Sergipe Competitive Short Film Exhibition.

Informative displays may be created at the discretion of the festival organization.

The selected films must have a file in MP4/H.264, which must be sent to the event within 72 hours after the announcement of those selected, via a download link to the email address:

Screening copies of selected films in a foreign language must be sent without embedded subtitles and accompanied by a list of dialogues in english or Portuguese (preferably) in SRT format.

XI - Awards

The awards consist of these categories:

Best Short Sergipe
Best Brazilian Short
Best International Short
Best Video Clip
Best Short - Popular Pool
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best actress
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Soundtrack
Best Sound
Best Edition

The winners will receive a trophy.
All costs for sending the trophy will be borne by the winner who cannot be present at the awards ceremony.

The Itabaiana International Film Festival will select short films from the Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Fiction, Music Video and Video Dance genres.

After registering the film, the person responsible will be agreeing that the film will be shown free of charge throughout the exhibition on days chosen by the organizers.

The Itabaiana International Film Festival is exempt from any responsibility regarding the content of the films as well as the necessary licenses, authorizations and rights linked to their exhibition. Such issues are the sole responsibility of the participant.

I declare that I have read and agree with the regulations of the Itabaiana International Festival and that the information provided by me above is true and I expressly authorize:

1 – That the work entered through this document be part of the collection of the Itabaiana International Film Festival, and may be shown from April 2024;

2 – The dissemination of photos, sound and images on TV, CD-Rom, Internet, DVD and any printed or electronic media of excerpts from this work, or its entirety, in a non-commercial exhibition, to publicize the film and the International Film Festival of Itabaiana and other activities linked to the event.



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