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45th Mostra – São Paulo International Film Festival

São Paulo, Brazil, October 21 to November 3, 2021


(Full-length narratives and documentaries)

The São Paulo International Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2021 edition.

 Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  •  Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: NO


  1. All films must have been completed as November 2020 (NEW FILMMAKERS COMPETITION), as January 2020 (PERSPECTIVE – INTERNATIONAL SECTION).
  2. Be the first or at most the second feature film by the director(s).
  3. Hold a minimum of 70 minutes.
  4. Have at least one digital copy (preferably a DCP – link or in a HD format) available throughout the Festival period.
  5. The projection format must be DCP or HD files (ProRes).
  6. All films must be screened as Brazil Premieres.



The São Paulo International Film Festival is a competitive festival with an emphasis on independent works. The festival features an international selection reflecting the diversity of contemporary filmmaking and revealing new talents.

NEW FILMMAKERS COMPETITION – Competitive section for new directors of fiction or documentary feature films, national or foreign.

PERSPECTIVE – INTERNATIONAL SECTION – An overview of the most important and representative world cinema production of 2020 and 2021. Full-length film, documentary and fiction submissions will be accepted, regardless of theme or nationality.


Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in the Festival for application to its International Festival participation Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890