Rio Mountain Festival (18)

Mostra Internacional de Filmes de Montanha


01 May 2023
Call for entries

27 Aug 2023
Final deadline

22 Sep 2023
Notification date

25 Oct 2023
29 Oct 2023


Rua Barão do Bom Retiro, 2655,  20540-341, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films  120'<
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Festival start: 25 October 2023      Festival end: 29 October 2023

Accepted films will be short, medium and feature length films produced in digital video; categories in documentary, fiction, experimental or animation; movies about mountain sports, adventure or expedition; films that contribute to knowledge and protection of the environment; films about mountain culture or outdoors lifestyle.

The Rio Mountain Festival Film Competition awards are:

“Cidade do Rio” Award – Best Film

“Terra Brasilis” Award – Best Brazilian Film

Best photography

Best short film

Audience award


1. 9d Produções (hereby referred as 9d Productions) is responsible for the creation and organization of the Rio Mountain Festival;

2. The Rio Mountain Festival’s goal is to show the best mountain, expeditions, and adventure films. It also aims at spreading the word about the productions of this type of films;

3. The Rio Mountain Festival 2023 - 18th International Mountain Films Festival will be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


4. Films that are available online are not accepted.

5. Entries can be of any duration – short, medium and feature length films – in digital format. The Festival accepts entries in the following categories: documentary, fiction, experimental-art or animated; mountain sports, adventure or expedition films; films that add knowledge or promote the preservation of the environment; mountain culture or outdoor life style.


6. The film submission is free of charge;

7. For applying, sign in to the Festhome website (, register your film and then submit it to the Festival’s page at Festhome. You have to search for the Festival’s page and then submit the film.

8. Entry deadline: july 28th, 2023;

9. Any cost, including Festhome fees and costs after the selection process are the entrant’s responsibility.

10. The films’ promotional materials (photo, trailer, and poster) may be used by 9D Productions for promotional purposes of the Festival or the film in the Festival’s website or in any printed or electronic media with no costs;

11. The Festival Organizing Committee is not responsible for the images or music used in the submitted films. Any charges and/or copyright problems are the film director’s and/or producer’s responsibility.

12. All foreign films must be accompanied by the script in english with time codes. The Festival will pay for the translation and subtitling costs.


13. The results of the selection process will be announced on august 21th, 2023 at An email will also be sent to the Entrants;

14. The Organizing Committee invites professionals and athletes with no connections to the submitted films to be part of the Selection Committee. They choose the films that will compete at the International Festival;

15. The following criteria will be evaluated during the selection process:

a) Theme and technical quality;
b) If the production line is in agreement with the Festival’s.

16. The Selection Committee will select the films for the International Festival. It also has the autonomy to disqualify those films that do not follow the regulations.

17. After the results are out, those selected will be required to provide a copy of the film in codec h264 and in Full HD maximum resolution, by uploading it to Festhome. The file submitted must follow the specifications that will be described to those selected.


18. A Jury of up to five people will judge and award the films at the International Festival.

19. The Jury may include directors, producers, athletes, critics, journalists, photographers, and other professionals – all of them with no connection to the selected films.

20. The 2022 International Festival (Rio Mountain Festival Film Competition) awards are:

“Cidade do Rio” Award – Best Film
“Terra Brasilis” Award – Best Brazilian Film
Best Photography
best short film
Audience Award

21. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony at the end of the Festival. The winning films will be awarded the “Corcovado” trophy.

22. As an option, the possibility is offered for the work registered at the Rio Mountain Festival 2023 Competitive Exhibition to be exhibited on the GEAR TIPs + streaming platform, and also during the event "Jornada Cultural e Científica de Montanhismo 2023" (Cultural and Scientific Journey of Mountaineering 2023), with the registrant granting for both authorizations for GEAR TIPS BENEFÍCIOS, COMERCIO E PRODUCAO DE EVENTOS LTDA, company registered with the CNPJ under no. 33.597.967/0001-51. In this case, the registrant must contact us directly through the e-mail for the signing of the assignment term for the use of image and sound

23. The Festival producers may invite up to two people of each selected film to the public screening of the film and to participate at the award ceremony.

24. In relation to # 23 of this document, all travel and hotel costs to the Festival are the responsibility of the film’s director, producer, or copyright holder.

25. 9d Productions may alter, reduce, or add to the application process described in this document if there is a need of adjustment of the show’s schedule. In that case, 9d will notify entrants by email no later than 30 days before the event.

26. For more information, contact us by email:, phone number: +55 21 96624-9410 (whatsapp), or at

27. The Rio Mountain Festival production / 18th International Mountain Film Competition will evaluate and deal with other issues not described here.

9d Productions



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