Florianópolis Children’s Film Festival

Known for its beaches, Florianópolis, in southern Brazil, hosts the most important event in the country when it comes to movie and children. Aimed at social inclusion and citizenship building through the cinema, Florianópolis Children’s Film Festival is moving forward each year and already is a reference in other continents.

The Florianópolis Children’s Film Festival exhibits films from Brazil and other different countries, which “increases the tendency of the event to be a window of the world cinema made for the children’s public”, according to Luiza Lins, director of the film festival.

Subscription Rules and Registration to the Internacional Competitive Exhibition 2020 – 19th Florianopolis Children’s Film Festival ☛ 


Latin America net

In Latin America, the event in Florianópolis has a close relationship with festivals that encourage children and adolescent films. Since 2008, the festival is part of Rede Ciniño, Association of Latin American film festivals for children and young people. The association joins the events that consider the movie an art capable of dealing with the diversity of language appropriate to children and young audience, combining education, culture and leisure.


Social Cinema with junior jury

Around 140 thousand children from schools shall be free to share Florianópolis Children’s Film Festival. The consideration of social accessibility is part of the purpose of the event. “It is a unique chance for these children know, first, the feeling of going to the movies, and also watch good films that are not available in any movie theater,” says Luiza Lins. To strengthen the children’s role, this year Best Film of Competitive Exhibition, which this year presents 72 short films from Brazil, will be chosen by a jury consisting of children and adolescents.


Florianópolis Children’s Film Festival opens registration for 2020

Registration is now open for the 19th Florianópolis Children’s Film Festival, which takes place at Governador Pedro Ivo Theater, from June 27 to July 4. National and foreign productions of all genres and formats in short films can participate in the selection. Registration is until March 22.


The “Best Foreign Film”, selected by the public, will receive a trophy and will be shown in a special session, with live dubbing.

For national productions, the Festival will offer, in partnership with the Videocamp platform, 01 (one) cash prize for the category of Best Film, voted by an Official Jury, which will receive the amount of R $ 3,000.00.

The other categories will receive a trophy and certificate from the 19th Children’s Film Festival in Florianópolis; Best Film, chosen by the Popular Jury, voted by the public during the weekends and the Special Children’s Prize, voted by a Child Jury.

At www.mostradecinemainfantil.com.br it is possible to access regulations and registration form. The entire process is online, including sending the films. The list of those selected will be announced in mid-April. 

For more information, contact us by e-mail inscricoes@mostradecinemainfantil.com.br or by phone +55 48 3065-5058.

In addition to competitive shows, workshops and concerts, the festival features short and feature film sessions invited from various countries, and also holds the National Meeting of Children’s Cinema and the Forum on Cinema and Education. Held 19 years ago, the Children’s Festival is one of the main windows for launching films dedicated to childhood and youth and is decisive for the development of the sector.

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