Registration rules for the 2017 Vídeo Fórum Program

  1. The works must be completely produced by children or teenagers.
  2. Students age 18 or under and with proof of enrollment in school or similar educational program are eligible to participate.
  3. Works produced in 2016 or after will be accepted.  Authors must be fully in compliance to item number 2 (two)
  4. The videos must have a 13-minute maximum length, final credits included.
  5. The films can be captured in any format, but the print for registry must be sent in DVD Video, DVD Data, external HD or pendrive.  

    5.1) Screeners.
    For foreign submissions, unfinished prints on DVD Video, DVD Data, external HD or pendrive will be accepted until August 18th.  Internet links to the film can be sent separately to and
    However, if the film gets selected, the print must be exchanged for a final screener in high-resolution (DVD Video, DVD Data, external HD or pendrive) by September 15th at the latest (arrival date), otherwise the submission will be automatically invalidated.
  6. All films will be adapted, by our crew, to be shown in digital format. In this case, to avoid some eventual loss in screening quality, we recommend that you send your films in DVD Video; DVD Data, external HD or pendrive along with your submission form.
  7. Each group or young filmmaker is welcome to send in a maximum of five movies. A separate entry form must be filled out for each film submitted. As an example, if you’re sending 3 (three) films, please fill out 3 (three) entry forms (one for each).

    7.1) Institution Limits
    Big Institutions with various units must coordinate their submissions, because the 5 (five) entry-rules is for all of its units in the same State. Any exceeding quantity not allowed by regulation will be eliminated. In this case, the priority will be for the 5 (five) first movies delivered in agreement with these regulations.  For example: if a school has two or more units in the same State, we recommend that the producers agree on which films to submit, so that all units may participate.
  8. The film submissions must be done:

    8.1a) By the Producing Institutions (Schools, NGOs, or Educational Projects), with the registration form signed by the legal representatives.

    8.1b) In this case, the producer (School/NGO/project) must send a school enrollment or educational project declaration for all participants (under age or not) of the film you wish to register. This declaration can be individual or collective

    8.1c) By the filmmakers, in case it’s an independent project.  Those who are under age must provide an enrollment declaration, along with a registration form signed by their legal representative.

    8.2) There should be a school enrollment or educational project declaration (collective or individual) for each registered film.
  9. Films that have been previously submitted to Mostra Geração will not be accepted, even those which were not previously selected.
  10. Each production group must take responsibility for the attendance of all young filmmakers on the day in which their films are exhibited.
  11. Participation in the Programa Vídeo Fórum – Mostra Geração 2017, assumes that you accept the following rules

    11.1) The Festival do Rio will not take responsibility for matters related to creative  copyright, copyright of voice, image, soundtrack or location of the registered films. 

    11.2) Participating groups automatically agree to give Mostra Geração/ Festival do Rio the right to exhibit, completely or partially, all material sent to Mostra Geração for publicity purposes on the following non-commercial medias and venues: open or pay television, cinemas, internet or any other type of media that exists in the present or the future, with unlimited runs.

    11.3) Participating groups automatically allow the reproduction / copy of its works to be part of a collection of selected films for the 2017 edition of the Programa Vídeo Fórum. The collection will be produced by the Mostra Geração/ Festival do Rio without profit and/or commercial value; it will not be sold, only distributed among the participants of the Vídeo Fórum 2017, the organizers of Festival do Rio, its sponsors and supporters.

    11.4) Participating groups automatically allow Mostra Geração/ Festival do Rio to use the author(s) image and voice in promotional materials without any restriction.

    11.5) For exemptions to these rules, Mostra Geração programmers will make the final decision as to whether or not they are accepted. The directors of Mostra Geração are highly qualified professionals, nationally and internationally recognized for more than 40 years of work in the fields of Cinema and Education and in the audiovisual community.  They are well-respected and deemed by the directors of Festival do Rio as autonomous and as having the authority to make all final decisions.
    We ask for all participating groups to send pictures and/or making of footage of their respective productions.

The registration deadline for foreign film submissions is August 18th, 2017.
Films received after this date will not be accepted.
We consider a submission to be valid when we receive it by August 18th, 2017, which includes the following items:

  1. The submission form, printed and signed by the legal representative, as indicated on item 8 of this regulation.
  2. The school enrollment or educational project declaration in letterhead and signed by the school or educational project legal representative, with  the names and ages of everyone in the team.
  3. The final copy of the movie in DVD Video; DVD Data, external HD or pendrive.

    3.1) We will accept a work copy in DVD Video; DVD Data, external HD or pendrive to be exchanged to a final one by September 15th, if it’s selected.

Make sure that you have filled out the submission form correctly.
Remember that it must be printed and signed. (fill out the form online and click “ENVIAR”, print the file and click “CONFIRMAR”).
Check if the copy you are sending is no more than 13 minutes long, credits included, and if the audio and image conform to the original.
Is the school enrollment or educational project declaration properly registered with the school or project’s official logo? Does it include the complete names and ages of everyone in the team? Is it properly signed?
Is it submitted before the deadline?
If so, then you’re ready!
Send to:

Programa Vídeo Fórum
A/c: Felicia Krumholz e/ou Bete Bullara
Rua Teresa Guimarães, 70 – Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro – RJ
CEP: 22280-050

Good luck!!!

Deadline for submission of international films: August 18th, 2017.

Selection announcement: August 31st, 2017.

Deadline to exchange the work copy: September 15th, 2017.

For more information, please write to: or
You can also contact us via telephone/fax: (+55 21) 3035-7101 / 3035-7110 / 3035-7108 or (+55 21) 99872 0930.


Submission Form