Short Film Day

Créditos: João Brites

Credits: João Brites

Call for Entries 2023

Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festiva is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Portugal, reaching its 31st edition in 2023. Curtas Vila do Conde will be back from 8th to 16th July 2023, in Vila do Conde, for a new edition.

Assuming as the main objective the promotion and diffusion of cinematographic and audio-visual works, selected according to quality criteria, Curtas Vila do Conde focus on the discovery of new films and filmmakers and also on the recognised legacy of Cinema.

Short film competitions with animations, documentaries, fiction films, experimental films, and music videos, produced in 2022 or 2023, no longer than 60 minutes (exception made, under 30 minutes duration limit, for Curtinhas – youth and children; My Generation - competitive section aimed for teenagers; Take One! – student films; and music videos), preferably with subtitles in Portuguese or English, are admitted to the various competitions.

Side programs, to be progressively announced, will highlight not only a selection of worldwide contemporary short films but also the relations between shorts and features, music, and film or art and cinema.

OSCAR® Qualifying Film Festival

Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival is an OSCAR® Qualifying Film Festival. The International Competition Grand Prize and the Portuguese Competition Best Film Award are eligible for consideration in the Academy Awards® Best Animation/ Best Fiction (Live Action) categories.

Vila do Conde Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards

One of the films awarded by the jury will be chosen as a candidate for the nominations in the best short film category of the European Film Awards. held annually by the European Film Academy.

Deadlines and submission fees

International Competition, National Competition, Experimental Competition and Music Videos

The deadline for film submissions at the festival is April 30th, 2023. 

- Submissions completed and paid by December 31st, 2022 - 12 EUR;
- Submissions completed and paid from January 1st to February 28th, 2023 - 14 EUR;
- Submissions completed and paid from March 1st to April 30th, 2023 - 16 EUR(*)

Take One! Competition:

- Deadline: 30th April, 2023
- Free Submission

(*) Except Curtinhas (April 8th, 2023)

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