Submissions

Submissions are open all year round for MOTELX. The deadline for each year’s edition is 15 June.

Submissions to MOTELX are made via FilmFreeway, using the link filmfreeway.com/MOTELX, except submissions of Portuguese productions or co-productions with a majority of Portuguese participation which shall be made exclusively by filling the form available at the top of this page.




Submissions of Portuguese productions:


1) Fill the online submission form available on the top of this page.  

2) Send us a link to an online screener.
(The link must allow for a full online viewing, without needing to transfer or download the file) 

3) The reception of the screener will be acknowledged, to the email address written on the submission form, up to two weeks after submission.  

4) You don’t need to send anything else. If your film is selected you will be asked for all required promotional material.  

5) The deadline for a film to be considered for each year’s edition is 15 June. Submissions posted or received after that date can only be considered for the following year’s edition.  

6) Please read the regulations, available at the top of this page, before submitting your film.


Festival Sections

a) MOTELX Award - Best European Horror Feature Film / Méliès d’Argent; *
b) Room Service (Official Selection - Feature films); *
c) Doc Horror (Documentaries about horror films or related themes); *
d) Retrospectives (Masters of horror and other cult figures);
e) Special Screenings (Anniversaries, restored prints, TV series);
f) Lost Room (A journey into the history of Portuguese genre film);
g) MOTELX Award - Best Portuguese Horror Short Film / Méliès d’Argent (Portuguese short films, up to 15 minutes, including co-productions with a majority of Portuguese participation); **
h) International Shorts (Short films, up to 59 minutes, not produced in Portugal or Portuguese ones out of competition); *
i) microSHORTS (Portuguese shorts, up to 2 minutes, filmed with a mobile phone or tablet); *
j) Big Bad Wolf (Special programme for younger audiences).

* Films produced in the year of the edition to which the film is submitted and in the previous year.
** Films produced in the year of the edition to which the film is submitted and in the two previous years.
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