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IV Fronteira Festival reveals the number of films submitted

Publicado em 15/01/2018

Official Selection of Competitive Exhibitions will be disclosed until March 5th.

In its fourth year, Fronteira – International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival received a record number of subscriptions. Between October 26 and January 4, 3.118 productions were submitted, from exactly 100 countries of all continents. Of this total, 2755 are short films and 363 are feature films. This number exceeds by more than 400% the subscriptions of the previous edition: 701 films. The number of countries participating in this process also increased significantly. In 2017, there were 56 countries while, this year, there were subscriptions from 100 countries.

As for the genre, the largest number of subscriptions was documentaries: 1621. Then come the experimental films, 935; followed by 498 fiction films and 64 animations. Brazil is the country with the highest number of film subscriptions with a total of 779 films, between long and short films. Amongst the Brazilian works, 48 films are productions made in the State of Goiás. 

The selection committee of the Competitive Exhibitions of the IV Fronteira is formed by the cultural producer and Curator Camilla Margarida, the researcher and critic of Cinema Dalila Martins, the professor, critic of Cinema and programmer Marcelo Ribeiro, the programmer, critic and researcher of Cinema Rafael Parrode and the cultural producer, musician and film director Ricardo Roqueto.

The official selection of the Competitive Exhibitions will be announced until the 5th March. The IV Fronteira Festival happens between the 12th and 21st of April in Goiânia, Goiás. The event is produced by BarrocaFilmes and sponsored by the State Fund for Art and Culture of Goiás.