Madeira Micro International Film Festival at Ponta do Sol

The three-day Madeira Micro Film Festival takes place in a wonderful Art Deco cinema nestled atop a cliff. The cinema, which is almost 100 years old with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean is located in the sleepy, seaside village of “Ponta Do Sol”, on the volcanic island of Madeira. The village and its surroundings evoke culturally rich days gone by, preserved like a ghost town, with a mystical air eerily reminiscent of something out of the work of Lynch or Cronenberg.

Madeira Micro International Film

Madeira Micro International Film

The festival will feature challenging, fantastic and surreal films, a landscape to match and spring temperatures in December. With a limited capacity of 150 guests, this intimate and unique Festival is set to be a magical and adventurous experience for cineastes.

The 2nd MMiFF will take place from 12th to 14th of December 2013, just two days after MADEIRADiG Music Festival. After much demand we are happy to also announce our new short film section for this years Film Festival. We will screen the international short film selection every day of the Festival between the featured films.

The MMIFF is a fantastic festival for creative, international and auteur cinema with an artistic claim. We present fantastic and surreal films from all over the world. There will be after show parties with live performances and cinematic Dj Sets each night taking place on the cinema’s roof top terrace, which offers a beautiful view over the Ocean and the village of Ponta do Sol.

Call for Entries 2013
The 2nd Madeira Micro international Film Festival, taking place from 12th to 14th of December 2013, announces the call for entries for new films.

The MMIFF is a fantastic festival for creative, international and auteur cinema with an artistic claim. We present fantastic and surreal feature films from all over the world. The minimum length for submitted films is 45 minutes.

Submission deadline for the MMiFF 2013: Please submit your screening DVD/ Blu-ray (PAL or NTSC) or online screener by 1st of November 2013.
Please send your screener digital to [email protected] or to the following address:

Digital in Berlin
Schwedter Strasse 52
10435 Berlin | Germany

New section for international short films
After much demand we are happy to also announce our new short film section for this years Film Festival. We will screen the international short film selection every day of the Festival between the featured films.

Please submit entries for new short films produced in 2012 or 2013, within the duration limit of 30 minutes by the above mentioned deadline.

Festival Program 2013

Piercing Brightness by Shezad Dawood with Houda Echouafni, Chen Ko and Tracy Brabin (2013 | United Kingdom | 76 min.)

Two youths land in a spaceship outside Preston. Their mission: to re-establish contact and effect the retrieval of the ‘Glorious 100′ sent to earth millennia ago in human form to study and observe the development of another race. After making contact with one of the 100, now a Pakistani shopkeeper they discover that many of their kind have become corrupted, forgetting their original purpose and slowly becoming influenced by and in turn influencing their adopted home… Movie Trailer

The Cleaner (El Limpiador) by Adrian Saba with Adrian du Bois and Víctor Prada (2012 | Peru | 95 min.)

In the midst of a mysterious, devastating epidemic, Eusebio, a forensic cleaner in Lima who sterilizes the apartments of the dead, discovers an eight-year-old boy hiding in an uninhabited house. A grizzled loner all his life, Eusebio suddenly finds that he must care for this orphan as civilization crumbles around them in this quietly compelling dystopian drama. In a place where you would least expect it, a story surfaces about love and care. Movie Trailer

Awards: New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize (Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013) & New Directors Award – Special Mention (San Sebastián International Film Festival 2012)
Nomminations: Grand Prix (Fribourg International Film Festival 2012) & Gold Hugo (Chicago International Film Festival 2013)

The Fifth Season (La Cinquième Saison) by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth with Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens and Sam Louwyck (2012 | France, The Netherlands, Belgium | 93 min.)

A mysterious calamity strikes: spring refuses to come. The cycle of nature is capsized. Alice, Thomas and Octave, three kids in a village deep in the Ardennes forest, struggle to make sense of the world that is collapsing around them. A haunting tale that is set in the present day, yet incorporation of technology and machinery is kept to a minimum which makes the story almost timeless. Movie Trailer

Awards: FIPRESCI Prize, Jury Special Prize & Youth Jury Award (Valladolid International Film Festival 2012), Green Drop Award & Young Cinema Award (Venice Film Festival 2012)
Nomminations: Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival 2012) & Grand Prix (Ghent International Film Festival 2012)

Worm by Andrew Bowser, Duncan Barrett Brown and Katie Scarlett Lloyd (2013 | USA | 90 min.)

Worm was shot entirely using the GoPro Hero 2 camera. It is also told from an uncut “Snorricam” perspective in one 90 min. take. It tells the story of a man wanted for a double homicide in the small town of Guthrie, OK. Jason “Worm” Truitt has a young daughter that he loves dearly – and a beautiful girlfriend that he feels is out of his league. Worm is always caught doing the wrong thing at the wrong time, taking odd jobs for shady men, and even breaking the law from time to time. He is constantly tailed by the local Sheriff, and constantly berated by his own Father and his friends. The film plays out as a Southern Neo-Noir of sorts. Movie Trailer

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness by Ben Rivers and Ben Russell (2013 | France, Germany, Estonia | 98 min.)

The first feature-film collaboration between celebrated artist-filmmakers Ben Rivers (Two Years at Sea) and Ben Russell (Let Each One Go Where He May) follows a nameless protagonist (played by musician Robert AA Lowe a.k.a Lichens) as he explores three very different existential options: as a member of a commune on a small Estonian island; living alone in the breathtaking wilds of northern Finland; and fronting a neo-pagan black metal band in Norway. Movie Trailer

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