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The "T.I.F.A - Tietê International Film Awards" is a Brazilian festival with bimonthly and annual competitions, respectively the "Silver Anhuma" and "Golden Capivara" competitions, besides these we have a parallel award for films relevant to society and with a strong social impact, the "Bronze Tilapia" award, and the non-competitive screening "Ruby Giant Anteater" exclusive for Brazilian films, we are IMDb verified, in 2023 we will be in our third year.

"Silver Anhuma" is the bi-monthly competition, submitted films compete for all possible nominations, those selected can participate in our Q&A and choose to attend the online screening, films are screened on our website for five days.

"Golden Capybara" is the annual competition, the winning films from the 5 bi-monthly competitions compete for the best of the year award and their films are eligible to be screened in person by the festival.

"Bronze Tilapia" is an extra award for those entered in the bi-monthly competition, the award is in recognition of the social impact of the film, all entrants can choose to be evaluated for the possibility of receiving this award, the winning films are eligible to be screened in person by the festival.

"Ruby Giant Anteater" is exclusive to Brazilians, it is not competitive, the selected films will participate in the festival screenings.


We make presentations that can be online or physical and we have an online Q&A session, all winners of the bi-monthly competitions qualify for the annual competition, the "Golden Capybara".

We at "T.I.F.A." seek new expressions in world cinema, creating the opportunity for filmmakers from around the world to showcase their expressions and relevance.

We are a festival with transparency and accountability, all presenters not selected in a specific month can continue to compete throughout the year, it is a democratic way to give opportunities to all categories of artistic presentations.


All awards for each category will receive an "Award Certificate" and the respective Laurel.   

The Official Selection for the 2023 Season of the T.I.F.A - TIETÊ INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS has the following categories:   

 Category - Feature Film.   
Audiovisual works over 60 minutes in length, narrative feature films, animated features and series with all episodes compiled that are over 60 minutes in total are accepted in this category.   

The nominations in this category are:   
Best Feature Film.   
Best Director - Feature Film   
Best Acting Performance - Feature Film   
Best Cinematography - Feature Film   
Best Production Design - Feature Film   
Best Sound Design - Feature Film   
Best Screenplay - Feature Film   
Best Editing - Feature Film   

Category - Documentary Feature Film   
Audiovisual works over 60 minutes in length, documentary feature Film, animated documentary feature film and documentary series with all episodes compiled that are over 60 minutes in total are accepted in this category.   

 The nominations in this category are:   
Best Documentary Feature Film   
Best Director - Documentary Feature Film   
Best Cinematography - Documentary Feature Film   
Best Sound Design - Documentary Feature Film   
Best Editing - Documentary Feature Film   

Category - Narrative Short Film  
Audiovisual works with duration between 1 minute and 59 minutes, narrative short film, animated short film and pilot episode of series.    

The nominations in this category are:   
Best Narrative Short Film.   
Best Director - Narrative Short Film.  
Best Acting Performance - Narrative Short Film.    
Best Cinematography - Narrative Short Film.   
Best Production Design - Narrative Short Film.   
Best Sound Design - Short Story Narrative.   
Best Screenplay - Narrative Short Film.   
Best Editing - Narrative Short Film   


Category - Documentary Short Film.   
Audiovisual works between 1 minute and 59 minutes in length, short documentary, short animated documentary and documentary series pilot     

The nominations in this category are:   
Best Documentary Short Film   
Best Director - Documentary Short Film.   
Best Cinematography - Short Documentary Film.   
Best Sound Design - Short Documentary Film.   
Best Editing - Short Documentary Film.  


Category - Experimental Short Film.   
Audiovisual works between 1 minute and 59 minutes in length, Experimental Short Film, Experimental Animated Short Film, Experimental Pilot Series, music videos and fashion films.   

The nominations in this category are:   
Best Experimental Film.   
Best Director - Experimental Short Film.  
Best Acting Performance - Short Experimental Film.    
Best Cinematography - Experimental Short Film.   
Best Production Design - Short Experimental Film.   
Best Sound Design - Experimental Short Film.   
Best Screenplay - Experimental Short Film.   
Best Editing - Experimental Short Film 



I - All movies not spoken in English MUST have English subtitles. 


II - All entry fees are non-refundable. The submitter MUST enter their project in the correct category, otherwise their submission will be invalid. 


III - Multiple entries from the same submitter will be accepted, with separate submission and separate entry fee accompanying each entry. However, in repeated entries from the same project, only the last entry will be considered. 


IV - The decisions of the festival selection committee and jury will be final and unquestionable. 


V - The committee reserves the right to NOT SELECT projects with possibly offensive or discriminatory content. 


VI - The submitted films MUST be the original work of the submitter and MUST NOT violate copyright or any other third party rights. Entrants agree that they have obtained all necessary copyright permissions related to the music, sounds, images, etc. featured in their films. Therefore, filmmakers MUST have all rights associated with their films, thus allowing "T.I.F.A" to use clips for publicity purposes, including uploading clips, trailer, poster and images online. 


VII - By submitting your project to "T.I.F.A", you allow our Festival to use printed materials of the film (such as photos, posters, trailers and clips) for promotional purposes on our website and social media. Therefore, all films selected for the Festival grant “T.I.F.A” the right to use the printed materials of the films for promotional purposes. 


VIII - The burden of obtaining copyrights and all ownership interests in the submitted material rests solely with the applicant. 


 IX - The organizers of the T.I.F.A - Tietê International Film Awards reserve the right to change, cancel, or reschedule dates, awards, and award categories without prior consent or information to the participants, besides having total autonomy to select the jury, whether fixed or not. 

X - The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the awards and nominations. 


XI - Competition format: 

The projects entered in the bi-monthly competitions can become selected and nominated. The nominated films that win the bi-monthly competition will get "Silver Anhuma" award. The winners of the Silver Anhumas will be the films featured in the festival and will have the right to compete in the final competition, becoming FINALISTS at the end of the year. Thus being able to compete for the Golden Capybara, being able to become the award winners of the year. 

  The final competition will be made between the winners of the Silver Anhuma in the bi-monthly competitions. 

  Entries that are not disqualified or not-selected by the selection committee and jury (i.e. films that has the judging status of Undecided) will have the chance to continue in the dispute and compete in other bi-monthly competitions. 


XII. We, as organizers of the festival, understand that: 

A) Feature films are films 60 minutes in length and above. 

B) Short films are films over 1 minute and under 59 minutes long. 

XIII. We will accept only films submitted in the correct categories: 

 A) Feature Film Category: narrative fictional, documentary and animation films. 

B) Documentary Feature Film 

C) Short Film Category: Narrative fiction and animation films. 

D) Documentary Short Film. 

E) Experimental Short Film. 

XIV. The films submitted will be evaluated and may compete in the following categories: 

 A) Best Film. 

B) Best Director. 

C) Best Cinematography. 

D) Best Production Design. 

E) Best Sound Design. 

F) Best Screenplay. 

G) Best Editing. 

H) Best Acting Performance 

XV. "T.I.F.A" will not publish the completed film online without the permission of the project holder. If the filmmaker decides not to screen films online, we will screen the particular short film for the Festival Jury only. All private films will be equally eligible for all awards. 


XVI. Premiere status is not mandatory. 


XVII. The film must be submitted in the correct category, otherwise it will be disqualified once evaluated. 


XVIII. Filmmakers who choose to submit the film as a Student must prove their situation with a "Student ID". If there is no proof, the film will be disqualified, with no refund. 



By submitting your film to our festival, you agree that your project (full-length film, trailer) may be uploaded and/or embedded on our website. The filmmaker and/or production company that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows "T.I.F.A" to create a page for the film on their website and social media without violating any copyrights. Filmmakers can make an email request to remove the film link from the Festival's website at any time. 


The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules and regulations for participation in the "T.I.F.A - Tietê Internacional Film Awards". 

The applicant confirms that he/she has the necessary authority or has obtained the necessary authority from the producer and/or rights holder to enter this film in "T.I.F.A" and make the print available for exhibition. Under no circumstances will the "T.I.F.A" authorities receive or respond to anyone other than the applicant. 



 After a film is selected for the competition, the filmmaker is notified only by e-mail. Selected films will be published on the festival's website and on the "T.I.F.A" social networks. All films selected and/or nominated for the competition will be informed by e-mail only and listed on the festival website. No questions or arguments will be received regarding films not selected. The selection committee's decision will be final and unquestionable. 

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