As the health situation worsens in Lisbon we have decided to move our screening event
from July to September 4th, 2021.
The event will happen at Grupo Sportivo Adicense in partnership with the well-established Cinalfama Film Festival. Our selected films will be eligible and competing in Cinalfama Film Festival in July 2022.
Rules and Submissions
Rules and Terms
1) We only accept films produced iwith a budget value of less that 30.000€ (around 33.500$)
2) The entrant/submitter/moviemaker hereby certifies that he possesses the right(s) and all of the proper clearances to submit the movie, including, but not limited to image rights, talent releases, soundtrack and/or source music releases; and assumes all responsibility for their material. The MICRO & NO BUDGET FILM FESTIVAL (MNBFF) accepts no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any movie submitted to the festival.
2) Every entry/submission will be judged based on its directing, acting, technical, and artistic merits, as related to the submission. All decisions made by the judge(s) are considered final and incontestable.
3 We reserve the right not to give all of the possible awards if we don’t receive enough entries in a particular category or if none of the submissions meet our high judging standards.
4) The MNBFF only accept online screeners. Please submit them via FilmFreeway or any of our any of our suggested online platforms. We do not accept discs or any downloadable files.
5) Check specific submission prices in any of our suggested online platforms.
6) Entry fees are nonrefundable.
7) Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category.
8) Any entry will be considered eligible in the next edition only if the film was not awarded in the previous edition.
9) Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.
10) The english subtitles must be embeded in the film film. No aditional srt files will be accepted.
11) We accept every kind of film released after 2012.
12) We consider short films to be up to 30 minutes and medium or feature films to be 30 minutes or more.
13) MNBFF reserves the right to disqualify any film whose submitter might be in any way linked to illicit or criminal acts, proven or otherwise.
Rules and Submissions for the Script Competition
- All entries must be original and the writer(s) must be the sole owners of the intellectual property
- We accept any length.
- All ages are eligible
- The material submitted must be in English
- All material submitted to other competitions or contests is eligible
- There are no limitations or restrictions as to date of authorship
- The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, any third party prior to entering the competition
- Material should be submitted as a PDF file in standard screenplay format
- No limitations regarding title page content. Title and name of writer and contact information on cover page is standard
- All scripts are eligible for resubmission and each resubmission will stand alone in the screenplay contest and not replace the previous submission
Awards and Prizes
1) The selected, nominated and awarded movies promotional material will be announced and viewable in our site and in our social media pages.
2) The awarded filmmakers will receive a trophy
3) The awarded films rightful owners of the rights, in each category of every edition, hereby authorise the film’s live screening in MNBFF events. This authorisation is an indispensable condition for the inclusion in the festival’s official selection.
4) There can be, if the jury by its own quality so decides, two winners ex aequo in any of the categories.
5) The official selection is composed of winning films, the honorable mention recipients and a number of other offcially selected works.
6) There are six award categories: Best Medium or Feature Film; Best Short Film; Best Debut Film; Best Directing; Best Acting and Best Screenplay. There is a separate Script Competition.
Prizes for the Script Competition
- MNBFF will award 8 winning scripts.
- Winners will be announced and awarded in MNBFF in July 2021.
- All our winners will receive a trophy and a certificate
- The winner scripts will be announced and promoted in our site and social media
- Each of our 8 winners will be promoted in all of our partnered festivals.