Festroia is an independent organisation, enjoying
the support of several government and private entities. It
is recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers
Association (IFFPA - FIAPF).
The Festival will be presenting full-length films. Their
artistic quality should allow an assessment of the
development in cinema production, which is not
usually seen, in Portuguese commercial distribution
and in the big international festivals. The Official
Section (Competitive) will only accept films from
cinematographies producing or co-producing less
than thirty films per year.
The Festival Management invites also the films,
which will be screened out of competition (Informative
Section). This Section will include
retrospectives distinguished by their artistic or historical
importance and deserving public recognition.