A Celebration of nature through the power of film.

6th Edition – 17th to the 23rd of April 2017

 

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MADEIRA FILM FESTIVAL is a celebration of nature through the power of film.

The festival has an annual edition during springtime on the Portuguese island of Madeira and an international tour the rest of the year called

“MFF ON THE ROAD”

One day event that started in 2014 in the USA: New Bedford, Los Angeles, Washington and London in the UK.
The festival also has promo events included in film festivals (Sundance Film Festival)

One day event

Opening cocktail, with promo videos from Portugal followed by the screening of films.
Closing with a fundraising gala dinner in all the cities of the On The Road event, to gather money for film productions on the subject of sustainability, nature and the 600 years celebration of the discover of Madeira Island.

MADEIRA FILM FESTIVAL CULTURAL EVENT

The Madeira Film Festival is a “green festival” with 5 editions made and a brand that starts to be known in the film festival circuit as an event that includes celebrations with wine, nature activities and 5 star hotels. This event promotes nature, filmmakers, and the best luxury holidays in Portugal.

 

MFF 2017 PROGRAM – MONDAY 17th | FOREST DAY

Monday is always the festival ́s Forest Day. The organisation welcomes all filmmakers and guests by 2:30 pm Belmond Reid’s Palace Foyer, with a welcome drink that precedes a tour to the Laurissilva Forest of Madeira, a Unesco world heritage site.

At the end of the day, during the “Sunset Meliã Madeira Mare Meet & Greet” the festival offers to all filmmakers, guests, partners and volunteers a cocktail with light dinner Meliã Madeira Mare hotel from 7:30 pm.

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A performance from Irish singer & songwriter Nella will complete this event.

MFF 2017 PROGRAM – TUESDAY 18th | OFFICIAL OPENING  

Morning 10 am – 1 pm
Tour to the north of the island for all guests and filmmakers to know more about the Madeira Mountain Flower Essences.

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Late afternoon 7 pm – 8 pm
Official Opening of the festival with a cocktail for guests, partners and media Belmond Reid ́s Palace pool with performance of Scottish bagpiper Iain MacDonald.

 

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Vintage Cars Parade to the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias – 8 pm
All guests will be taken to the Teatro Municipal for the Opening Film in vintage cars.

Evening – 9 pm
Opening film of the festival – a Portuguese Premiere (Oficial film selection from 20th March on)

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FF by night CR7 Corner – 11 pm
All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival W elcome Desk at the Municipal Theatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April) A ll nights will have a different DJ Set. Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours. Tuesday night, a late light meal will be served to all the festival guests.

 

MFF 2017 PROGRAM – WEDNESDAY 19th | INTER ACTIVE DIGIT AL STORIES TRACK

Morning 10 am – 1 pm
Masterclass Prof.Director John Fiege – Belmond’s Reid

Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
Screening of film sessions Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

2 pm session -Short films
4 pm session – Feature film
6:30 session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A

MFF Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Interactive Digital S tories with Professor Sharon S trover

Dr. S trover is the Philip G. Warner R egents Professor in Communication and former Chair of the Radio- TV-Film Department at the University of T exas, where she teaches communications and telecommunications courses and directs the T echnology and Information Policy Institute.

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute and The University of Texas at Austin (Department of Radio-Television-Film) in collaboration with the Madeira Film Festival (MFF) organised the Madeira Film Festival – Interactive Digital Stories Track.

Today the Interactive Digital Stories track will be officially opened @ Noble Room of the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias.
10 films will be available to the public for viewing and interacting.
The winner of “Best Interactive Digital Story” will be announced today by Professor Sharon Strover and Professor Valentina Nisi from M iti, partners and members of the international jury that selected the 10 films available at the 2017 edition of the Madeira Film Festival.

Evening – 9 pm – 11 pm
9 pm session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A

(A Premier Pre-launch film in Portugal)

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MFF by night CR7 Corner – 11 pm
All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival WelcomeDeskattheMunicipalTheatrefromthe18thtothe 23rd of April)

A ll nights will have a different DJ Set. Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours.
Interviews for the FNL Network TV Channel http://fnlnetwork.com by Rocco Gagliotti will be made this evening to some of the filmmakers VIP CR7 filmmaker lounge.

 

MFF 2017 PROGRAM – THURSDAY 20th | FIL MS & N A TURE T R AILS Morning 10 am – 1 pm

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Nature Trails – Palheiro Estate
Jonathan Fletcher, diretor of Palheiro Estate, will take you on a Nature trail within the 130 hectare of the Palheiro Estate landscape where you can observe some of Madeira wildlife such as the rare “Trocaz” pigeon and the Macaronesian Sparrowhawk.

 

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Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
Screening of film sessions Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

2 pm session – Short films
4 pm session – Feature film
6:30 session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A

MFF Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Fashion & Cinema with Rocco Leo Gaglioti

FNL Network President and Chief Executive Officer Rocco Leo Gaglioti will talk about the link between fashion and cinema. Rocco is one of the official international network tv channels covering the festival, doing interviews with the filmmakers and fashion designers of this 2017 edition.

 About FNL Network:
Fashion News Lifestyle Network (FNL Network) is a network committed to bringing the most engaging aspects of the human experience to life on-screen. Available worldwide in native HD and in English and with 100% original programming, the FNL Network is a 24/7 linear HD channel that provides insightful and incisive content about the worlds of fashion, travel, beauty, health, reality TV and much more. Programming includes award- winning films and documentaries, many filmed exclusively for the FNL Network and shows such as the award-winning “Fashion News Live” along with “Fashion News Live in ASL,” “Model Monday”, “FNL Vintage”, “Beauty Tips, “Flashback Friday,” “Film Corner”, “Backstage Pass” and “City Showcase.”www.FNLNetwork.com

Evening – 9 pm – 11 pm
9 pm session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A
(A Premier Pre-launch film in Portugal)

MFF by night  CR7 Corner – 11 pm
All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival Welcome Desk at the Municipal Theatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April).

All nights will have a different DJ Set. Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours.
Interviews for the FNL Network TV Channel http://fnlnetwork.com by Rocco Gagliotti will be made this evening to some of the filmmakers VIP CR7 filmmaker lounge. Cine Tendinha SIC TV program will also be present this evening with Journalist Rui Tendinha interviewing some of the Portuguese filmmakers.

MFF 2017 PROGRAM – FRIDAY 21st | MUSIC AN D FASHION SH OW

Morning 10 am – 1 pm
Madeira Embroidery Workshop & Talk @ Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

Filmmaker Brenda Miller is on Madeira in an artistic residency, preparing her new documentary about the Madeira Embroidery. This film has a partnership with the festival and with local Madeira Embroidery company, Bordal.

Brenda Miller will talk about the production of the film and Bordal will deliver a workshop on how to make Madeira Embroidery.

Castanheiro Boutique hotel and Bordal will transform the hotel lounge during this week with an exhibition of Madeira Embroidery and artefacts of a factory of Madeira Embroidery.

Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
Screening of film sessions Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

2 pm session – Short films
4 pm session – Feature film
6:30 session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A

MFF Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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“Of Oceans and Islands” Michal Krenz
Director Michal Krenz will present the trailer of his film to be shot on Madeira Island about V ladislaus, king of Poland and H ungary that lived in the island of Madeira and was known as Henry the German.

Evening – 9 pm – 23 pm
9 pm session – Feature film
9:30 pm – 11:45 pm – Concert and Fashion show Belmond Reid’s Palace

 

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Czech Soprano Zdislava Bockova will perform for 30 minutes and after a short break Maciej Zie, a fashion designer from Poland and Ukraine fashion designers Mykytyuk & Yatsentyuk will present their fashion show springtime/summer 2017 collection. Two Hungarian models and 4 Affection models will give life to these clothes during a 45 minutes show.

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MFF by night CR7 Corner – 11 pm
All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival Welcome Desk at the Municipal Theatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April)

All nights will have a different DJ Set. Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours. Friday night After-Party will be held at the CR 7 Pool Deck with Irish singer and songwriter Nella performance by midnight. Nella won the best voice for the Britain Got Talent Show.
Interviews for the FNL Network TV Channel http://fnlnetwork.com by Rocco Gagliotti will be made this evening to some of the filmmakers @ VIP CR7 filmmaker lounge. CineTendinha SIC TV program will also be present this evening with Journalist Rui Tendinha interviewing some of the Portuguese filmmakers.

 

MFF 2017 PROGRAM-SATURDAY 22nd | GALA DINNER & LAURISSILVA
AMBASSADOR AWARDS

Morning 11 am – 1 pm
MFF children screenings Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
Screening of film sessions  Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

2 pm session – Feature Film
4 pm session – Feature Film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A (A Premier Pre-launch film in Portugal)
6:30 session – F eature film

MFF Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Rui Tendinha – Debate about movies distribution in Portugal.

Evening – 7 pm – 23 pm
7:30 pm – 11 pm— Cocktail and Madeira Film Festival Gala Dinner Belmond Reid ́s Palace
The Laurissilva Forest Ambassador Awards will be delivered to the festival guests at the end of the dinner.

9 pm session – Feature film Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

MFF by night CR7 Corner – 11 pm
All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival Welcome Desk at the Municipal Theatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April).

Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours. Friday night After-Party will be held at the CR 7 Pool Deck with DJ Set. Interviews for the FNL Network TV Channel http://fnlnetwork.com by Rocco Gagliotti will be made this evening to some of the filmmakers VIP CR7 filmmaker lounge.

Cine Tendinha SIC TV program will also be present this evening with Journalist Rui Tendinha interviewing some of the Portuguese filmmakers.
The Laurissilva Ambassador Awards will be delivered to some of the filmmakers and guests present at this after-party.

 

MFF 2017 PROGRAM – SUNDAY 23rd | CLOSING OF THE FESTIVAL

Morning 11 am – 1 pm
MFF children screenings

Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
Screening of film sessions  Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

2 pm session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A 4 pm session – Short films
6:30 session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A (A Premier Pre-launch film in Portugal)

MFF  Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Presentation/Press Conference with the cast of the closing film of the festival ( A world premiere film)

Evening – 7 pm – 11 pm
9 pm session – Closing film (A Portuguese World Premiere Film)

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MFF by night  CR7 Corner – 11 pm
All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. ( Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival W elcome Desk at the MunicipalTheatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April) Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours.

For more information or enquiries contact:

ELSA GOUVEIA elsa@madeirafilmfestival.com

ISABEL DANTAS isabel@madeirafilmfestival.com

More info: http://madeirafilmfestival.com