6 July,2020






The main objective of the Short Film contest is to promote the biological natural heritage, namely the natural regions, the ecosystems, the habitats, and the species of wild fauna and flora, through the selection and classification of cinematographic works related to this subject. It also aims to promote cinematography of nature and promote its growth and development, as well as launching the debate and reflection of society on the need to knowing, promoting and conserving the biodiversity and the environment.

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This competition is part of the International Nature Image Festival (FIIN). The Competition is an initiative organized by the Municipality of Vila Real. After the selection and classification of the competing cinematographic works, a Biodiversity Short Film Festival will occur as an event integrated into the International Festival of Nature Image (FIIN).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Filming

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • The Organizing Committee will inform the producers of the selected films for the contest until September 30, 2020, through the submission platforms.
  • Until November 2, 2020, the Organizing Committee of the Contest will communicate through the official website of FIIN (, the list of films that will take part of the 5 program of exhibition at the Festival of Short Films that will be held between 16 and 22 of November, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Participation in the Biodiversity Short Film Contest is free of charge.
  • To participate in the Short Film Contest, an electronic registration must be done on the form available on the official website of the Festival (, as well as the inclusion of all elements and files requested on this platform.
  • Failure to complete the registration form mentioned in the previous point is a reason for exclusion from the Contest.
  • The cinematographic works are submitted through the external platforms Festhome, Click For Festivals, Movibeta, FilmFreeway, and FilmFestivalLife or through platforms with Vimeo and Youtube viewing link.
  • Competitors must provide the necessary authorization for the downloading of archives of the cinematographic works in contest.
  • It is the responsibility of the competitor all the costs associated with the participation and submission of works in this contest.
  • The competitors undertake to assign to the organizers the right to exhibit, publish or reproduce part or all of the works, always safeguarding the indication of the author, according to article 40 of the CDADC – Code of Copyright and Rights Related.

Opportunity Cost


  • A prize of € 4,000 (four thousand euros) will be awarded to the Short Film best classified by the Jury of the Contest.
  • For more information click here.

How to Apply

First Step: An electronic registration must be done on the form available on the official website of the Festival (

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This Scholarship Published by:
Fatma Sayed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mohamed Sayed/Egypt 
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MARJ3 Scholarships Team