Submissions are open all year round for MOTELx. Below you'll find the links to the submission form and the regulations.
Online submission form: Link
How to submit your film
1) Fill the online submission form.
2) You can provide a link for online screening or file download or send a screener to:
Att: Pedro Souto
CTLX / MOTELx Submissions
R. Filipe Folque, 30, 6B
1050-113 Lisboa - Portugal
When shipping from outside the EU, please mention "no commercial value - for cultural purposes only".
(N.B.: This address is strictly for correspondence.)
In case of sending the screener by file transfer, please use common formats, such as .mov or .avi with the H.264 codec. The same applies if you send a file on DVD which is not a standard DVD-video.
3) No longer than two weeks after we receive your screener, we will send you a confirmation email.
4) You don't need to send anything else. If your film is selected you will be asked for all required material.
5) The deadline for a film to be considered for that year's edition is 15 June. Submissions posted or received after that date can only will be considered for the next year's edition.
6) Read the regulations before submitting your films.
. Room Service - Feature films. *
. MOTELx Award - Best Portuguese Horror Short Film. *
. Lost Room - A journey into the history of Portuguese genre film.
. Doc Horror - Documentaries about horror films or related themes.
. Short Films - Short films not produced in Portugal or Portuguese ones out of competition. *
. Big Bad Wolf - Special programme for younger audiences.
* Films produced after 1 January of the edition before the last one. Example: for the 2013 edition can be submitted films produced after 01/01/2011.
The MOTELx Award - Best Portuguese Horror Short Film is the festival's only competitive section.
Portuguese productions or co-productions with a majority of Portuguese participation, completed since 1 January 2010, with a maximum of 15 minutes, can be submitted.
The film chosen by the jury will receive a cheque of €3,000 and the Short Film Méliès d'Argent (as long as it didn't receive the award on another festival of the Méliès circuit), selecting it as a candidate for the annual Méliès d'Or award for Best European Short Film handed out by the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF).