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47th Mostra – São Paulo International Film Festival 

São Paulo, Brazil, October 19 to November 1, 2023


(Full-length narratives and documentaries) 

The São Paulo International Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2023 edition.  


  • Competitive: Yes 
  • Entry fees: No 
  • Submission format: link protected with password 
  • Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival


  • In New Filmmakers Competition, the film must be: 
    • A first or second feature film of the director; 
    • Completed as of November 2022; 
    • Have a running time of 70 minutes or more; 
    • A Brazilian Premiere. 
  • In Perspective International Section, the film must be: 
    • Produced after January 2022; 
    • Have a running time of 70 minutes or more; 
    • Never to have been shown for an audience or online in Brazil. 
  • For more information on eligibility and procedures please consult the entry form. 


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.  

The New Filmmakers Competition is a competitive section of first or second fiction or documentary features. The Perspective International Section is a panorama of the most important and representative productions in world cinema of the last two years open to feature length fiction, documentary and animated films. Films in the Perspective International Section compete for the Audience Award. 

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

Promotion and Communications 
Telefilm Canada, Montreal   
1 800 567-0890