FEST has a short/medium film and feature film competition:
The short and medium film competition accepts short and medium length films made by directors with no more than 30 years of age (including) on the last day of production, no matter their nationality.
The feature length film competition accepts films that are first or second productions (regardless of the director’s age);
The films must have been concluded after the 1st of January 2015 and they cannot have been screened in previous editions of FEST.
Feature Length Films (feature films that are first or second productions, regardless the director's age):
- Golden Lynx – Fiction Competition
- Golden Lynx – Documentary Competition
Short and Medium Length Films (section dedicated to filmmakers up to 30 years old):
- Silver Lynx (Documentary)
- Silver Lynx (Experimental)
Prize for best Portuguese film in competition (selected from all Portuguese films in competition):
The applicant cannot submit the same film in more than one category.
Fees will be waived for all Portuguese entries, as an effort to promote national participation.
This is just an excerpt of the regulations, carefully read the complete regulations before submitting.