Rules & Terms


Annual application period: December 18 2023 to June 15, 2024 (00:00 GTM)
Notification of Selection: September 30, 2024
Festival Dates: October 15-19, 2024


- Documentary, experimental, fiction or animation genre;
- Films using found footage;
- Family records and home movies;
- Self-portraits or works about identities;
- Films around intimacy, privacy and family ties;
- Social or community landscapes;
- The family as problematic;
- Private spaces and familiar landscapes;



- Submission should be done by FilmFreeway

It is mandatory, in the submission process, that the following information be made available through the platform:

- Synopsis (max. 250 words);
- 3 photos from the film in high resolution (minimum 300 dpi; jpeg);
- 1 movie poster (if any);
- 1 photograph of the director;
- Biography of the director (max. 250 words.);
- Trailer (link);
- Link with password for viewing the film.

Alternatively, the aforementioned contents can be sent to the following email address: registration@familyfilmproject.com.

Incomplete proposals and/or that do not comply with the requirements established in this regulation will not be considered.


If the film is selected, the author/producer will be notified by email by September 30th.
The authors/directors or producers will be contacted to send a version of the film with the highest quality. The film must be accompanied by the following:
- Letter of authorization for exhibition.

If the film is not selected, the author/producer will be notified via Filmfreeway by September 30th.
Submission fees are non-refundable.
The Family Film Project is not obligated to provide feedback, comments or justifications regarding the selection process.


- DCP version + MOV or MP4 version (with PRORES or h264 compression, in maximum quality);
- Movie subtitled in English (embedded subtitles).



Fragments of selected works may be used to promote the festival via TV, radio or internet.
The selected films will be able to integrate extensions organized within the scope of the festival.
The festival does not pay screening fees for films selected for competition.
The submission of films to the FAMILY FILM PROJECT presupposes knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.


- Grand Jury Prize (best film in competition - €1200)
- Memory and Archive Prize (800€)
- Lives and Places Award (€600)
- Honorable mentions

The Memory and Archive award is only intended for films that are part of competitive screenings in the "Memory and Archive" section. These are films that tend to resort creatively to archives and found footage or that explore the theme of memory.

The Lives and Places award is only intended for films that are part of competitive sessions in the "Lives and Places" section, dedicated to films with a focus on the aesthetic approach to everyday life, habitats and biographies.

The Grand Jury Prize is awarded to the best film in competition, regardless of genre, theme or duration (films from the "Memory and Archive" and "Lives and Places" sections are also included).

In addition to the above-mentioned prizes, the jury may also award honorable mentions.

There is no merit distinction between short and feature films.