This year's edition of Frames - Portuguese Film Festival aims at redefining the idea of collectivism through cinema.

Frames Collective is about cinema as a human and political gesture. What is the potency of synergy? What links us to each other?

We invite filmmakers to address collective movements, waves, images and sounds. The power of a society as a whole. The energy of a community as an identity. The strength of a group against a system. The beauty of a class learning together. Common beliefs and destinations. Shared protests and fights.

Admission criteria

  • The director or producer of the film is Portuguese, or the film was shot in Portugal;

  • The film should have at least three protagonists or depict, either in the foreground or background, a collective (group, community, ...);

  • It has a maximum length of 45 minutes;

  • It has been produced between 2016 and 2018.

Entries are accepted between the 20th of October 2018 and 6th of January 2019. 


Selected films will feature in the Festival and the winning director will be awarded a monetary prize of 500 EUR and invited to be a member of the jury in Frames 2020 (travel and accommodation included, valued at 600 EUR).