FICBC - Festival Internacional De Cinema Em Balneário Camboriú (13)



07 Dec 2022
Call for entries

18 Apr 2023
Early deadline

22 Jul 2023
Standard deadline

02 Sep 2023
Late deadline

07 Oct 2023
Festival closed

31 Oct 2023
Notification date

01 Nov 2023
12 Nov 2023


Rua São Paulo, 581-1, Bairro dos Estados,  88339-025, Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
English Portuguese Spanish
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Festival start: 01 November 2023      Festival end: 12 November 2023

Registration is now open for the 13th International Film Festival in Balneário Camboriú, a complete event that presents the best of International and Brazilian cinema to the public.

Programers seek to present the work of new or consolidated directors, who stimulate different types of sensitivity, through feature films, medium format and short films. FICBC also seek innovative audiovisual works made in different production support aimed for different exhibition formats.

Filmmakers, professionals and artists participate in activities with the public and contribute to the development of cinephiles, new professionals and critical thinking.

The Audiovisual Market includes the Screenplay Contest, Co-production Meeting, Directors' Room, Country Focus and others.

The Audiovisual Residency provides workshops, lectures and public debates with artists and professionals.

"Each year FICBC is more complete, never forgetting to give visibility to each selected film. There were many meetings between the public and professionals and between professionals from different countries that made it possible to consolidate new co-productions ”, says André Gevaerd, founder and director of the festival. For the curator, Barbara Sturm, the objective is "to show the best of current art cinema in national and international productions and by placing directors to interact with the public and press."

It is a cultural event with an innovative format that has consolidated itself as an event of great importance. Several media outlets follow its development and place it as an official part of the annual calendar of major film festivals. In ten years, presented important guests such as directors Carlos Sorín, Frederike Jehn, Helene Klotz, Hanna Doose, Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca, Sérgio Machado, Rubens Velloso, Patrícia Moran, Francisco Garcia, Chico Faganello, David Schurmann, artist Hans Op Beeck, actresses Bianca Byington, Paula Braun, Djin Sganzerla, Christiane Tricerri, actors Marcos Azevedo and Ivo Muller, critic Rodrigo Fonseca, among many others, who were present and had direct contact with the public.


Internacional: shows films that make their international or national debut. Short, medium and feature films, from all around the globe, that participate in a competition.

Nacional: Especial for Brazilian productions. Short, medium and feature films.

Live: open to new manifestations of the audiovisual language through new means of production and different exhibition supports. Expanded cinema, live cinema, installations and formats that go beyond the possibilities of the dark room.

Catarina: projects films made by directors from Santa Catarina or who have a relationship - director, producer, cast, crew, location, others - with the state of Santa Catarina.

Nocturnal: opens a window to fantastic cinema at night sessions.

Little Owl: brings programming for all ages, training young film fans.

The selected films are evaluated by the Official Jury. At the International, they will be awarded the Golden Owl in the categories: Feature Film - Film, Screenplay, Director, Photography, Art, Editing and Performance / Medium Feature - Film, Aesthetics and Performance / Short Film - Film, Aesthetics and Performance. In Catarina, they will be awarded the Bilo do Cinema award, in a single category that combines long, medium and short films - Film, Aesthetics and Performance. Corujinha will award the Golden Owl in a single category that combines long, medium and short films - Children's Works and Children's Works. Vivo will be awarded the Vivo - Work, Innovation and Language Award. The Festival will be able to contemplate a feature film production with the Distribution Award that will guarantee the distribution of the film in the Brazilian commercial cinema circuit. The productions will also be awarded by the Audience Award and the Critics Award.

01- Only films finished on or after January 2018 will be accepted;

02- Brazilian movies will be accepted even if they may have been screened in other Brazilian festivals;

03- Films need to be submitted in their original version;

04- Films in languages other than Portuguese must be subtitled in Portuguese, English, Spanish or French;

05- Late submission or film materials will not be accepted;

06- All submitted material for selection will not be returned;

07- In order to protect the interests of the filmmakers and the producers, all films submitted will be archived in the reference collections of FILMOTECA for the sole purpose of onsite documentation and research, excluding any loan;

08- Selected films will be announced in the;

09- All material of selected films will be used for promotional purpose (TV, site, others);

10- Programming is at the sole discretion of the curatorship of each festival section and their decision is final and irrevocable;

11- Each film may be screened during the festival according to grade definition and for festival itinerancy;

12- Films selected as première should preserve its status until official presentations at the festival;

13- No film selected may be withdrawn from the festival program after its confirmation;

14- The responsible for submission must provide the dialog list in .srt to the festival when asked for;

15- The festival will not confirm by email the receipt of the DVDs and application forms. Please do not send emails asking this confirmation;

16- Participation in the festival requires the unconditional adherence to its regulations as set out here;

17- Just be accepted in festival projects that followed and be in accordance with this Regulations;

18- The submission to the festival confirms the agreement with all rules and conditions of the present regulation.



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