The 9th Cinetrofa - International Film and Literature Festival will take place in the city of Gaia from "5th" to "8th" February 2023. The festival is a review-competition of films that have received expert evaluation by members of the selection committee.
The aim of the festival is to present the latest works of cinema, support the creative search of young filmmakers and discover new names, geographical and aesthetic territories. The Festival program and the order of films demonstration are determined by the Festival Board of Directors.
Feature-length feature films and miniseries of no more than 4 (four) episodes duration, which are the first, second or third
director's work, produced in 2020-2021, shot in any foreign language but with an english subtitle and which have not participated in other Portugese film festivals, are accepted for the competition program of feature-length fiction films.
Mid-length and feature-length non-fiction films produced in 2020-2021, shot in any foreign language but with an english subtitle and which have not participated in other Portugese film festivals, are accepted for the non-fiction film competition program.
Fiction and non-fiction short films produced in 2021-2022, shot in any foreign language but with an english subtitle, which have not participated in other Portugese film festivals, not exceeding 30 (thirty) minutes in
length are accepted for the short film competition program.
The Festival Board will decide on invitations, terms and conditions of their stay and accreditation at the Festival. The Festival Management covers all travel expenses to the venue of the Festival along the Porto-Gaia-Porto route and
accommodation in one of the Festival hotels for not more than 4 (five) nights, including the arrival and departure days.
The Management reserves the right to invite guests without regard to their direct participation in the production of the films
participating in the various film programs. The conditions of their stay at the Festival are stipulated in their personal
The Directorate has the right to invite for participation in the film festival guests - prominent cultural, film and pop figures, as well as representatives of business and political elite. The Board of Directors can at any time decide to withdraw accreditation of any accredited person and limit his/her attendance at the Festival events without giving any reasons.