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The Madeira Film Festival is non – competitive. Rather than present awards MFF offers delegates the status of ‘AMBASSADOR OF THE LAURISSILVA’ thus helping to preserve and create awareness of Madeira’s endemic Laurissilva forest.

Due to the coveted location, quality facilities and unique atmosphere, the Madeira Film Festival has quickly become the key annual film event on Madeira. With the third edition concluding in April 2014 the odyssey continues yet the remit remains the same:

1. To screen films whereby the predominate content venerates Madeira’s Laurissilva Forest.

2. To inspire and nurture local talent.

3. To challenge the audience by virtue of audio – visual communication.

4. To help create awareness and preservation of the endemic Laurissilva Forest.

Filmmakers personally present their films at the majestic Municipal Theatre in Funchal, kindly offered by the Town Hall of Funchal ( CMF )  The Madeira Film Festival has been privileged to present amongst others such filmic delights as Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Chasing Ice, The Hunt, The Hunter, The Tsunami & The Cherry Blossom, For Those In Peril, Le Quattro Volte, Post Tenebras Lux plus musical concerts from The Kyle Eastwood Band, Maria da Medeiros & Escondido.