Madeira Film Festival

From May 14, 2018 until May 20, 2018


The Submission Fee is 30 / 40 / & 50 Euros depending on submission date and irrespective of genre and duration. Exhibiting filmmakers receive three nights complimentary hotel accommodation in Funchal.

Exhibiting filmmakers will be offered 3 nights hotel accommodation on Madeira during the festival.

Exhibiting filmmakers will receive a full festival pass granting access to all films, panels and workshops.

Exhibiting filmmakers will be offered the guided Laurissilva tour.

The Selection Committee will at its own discretion select the exhibiting films.

If a film is selected we must receive a DIALOGUE LIST in English, an exhibition copy in either BLU RAY, DVD or .MOV file before May 1st 2018.

It is imperative to understand that MFF hereby reserves the first right to announce the list of films included in its Final Lineup. The submitter shall in no case, prior to the announcement by MFF of its Final Lineup, publicly confirm that the submitter’s film is part of MFF.

The final MFF programme selection will be announced by the end of April 2018.

If a film has not been selected, MFF will inform by email within one week of the announcement of the final MIFF Programme selection. For the avoidance of doubt, MFF will not in any way whatsoever provide any justification and/ or comments regarding the reasons for non-selection of a film.

Laurissilva Award

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.


This Festival was founded in 2012

The Madeira Film Festival is non competitive, as opposed to filmmakers vying for the ‘best’ film, each attending delegate will become the Ambassador of the Laurissilva Forest ( an endemic species of trees found on Madeira. We attempt to screen impinging films to both a local audience and island visitors, should the exhibiting filmmaker be present the audience may have the opportunity to journey further into the film via a Q and A session. The festival has now completed it’s 6th edition with many previous guests returning. We are a small, intimate festival but relationships both personal and industrial are forged easily by virtue of the location. MFF also presents various events which compliment the week including fashion, plays, gala dinner and excursions to the Laurissilva Forest.

The Madeira Film Festival is staged at the Municipal Theatre plus other satellite venues within Funchal. The Municipal Theatre ( Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias ) is indeed a most aesthetically pleasing venue, we consider ourselves very lucky to present the films here in the centre of Funchal, the theatre holds up to 300 persons. We hope to offer both the audience and exhibiting filmmakers a memorable experience, virtue of location ought to sustain this remit and as MFF is indeed an intimate festival past editions indicate that both business and personal relationships are forged and maintained readily.


Madeira Film Festival / Creative Madeira
Atlantic Gardens 506
9000-246 Funchal, Madeira