UIAA member associations are informed that applications are open to submit films for the fifth edition of MFM – Mostra Filmes de Montanha, an international exhibition of mountain films, whose objective is to promote mountain culture, mountain sports and free access. Application for the 2021 edition closes on 31 March. Entries can be submitted here.

The festival, a free event, is supported by the UIAA member association in Brazil, CBME – the Brazilian Mountain Hiking and Climbing Confederation. Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, the plans for this year’s event are a hybrid format – primarily online events although the organisers have not yet ruled out the possibility for some in-person screenings, to be held in the regions of Santa Catarina, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo. Further details will be available in due course. The Festival will be held in December.

FAQs about film submission​

Is my film a good fit for MFM?
MFM focuses on documentary film, art and ideas in the broad categories of adventure, activism, social justice, environment and culture, including an eclectic mix of films that celebrate indomitable spirit of mountain and environment. Just because your film doesn’t include a mountain doesn’t mean it won’t work in our programming.

What length of film is MFM looking for?
We’re looking for everything from two-minute shorts to feature-length films. 

I’m unsure of my film’s distribution plans or if it can screen virtually. Can I still submit?
Yes. Ideally, we would prefer that accepted films can screen at both the in-person and virtual festivals.

​How will I know If my film is selected for MFM?
We will notify the contact person on the entry form via e-mail by 1 June.

Does MFM require premieres?
With few exceptions, Mountainfilm requires that films have not been online availability prior to the event. 

Can I submit more than one film?
Yes. Please submit each film as a unique entry and create a separate application for each.

Entry Form