CMCS Wall of Fame Film Festival

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) Wall of Fame is an international hybrid film festival in Lisbon, Portugal that helps filmmakers screen unique moving images often overlooked in the politics of fame. In doing so, the CMCS Wall of Fame film festival bridges gaps between film stars and independent filmmakers. CMCS has been featured for its views on celebrities in a wide range of media including the Telegraph, CTV, Global News, VICE, Flare, Chatelaine, SUN Media, Yahoo! Entertainment, and many more. As the world’s first celebrity expert to be on tabloids, CMCS will offer honour, exposure, and connect film artists as role models in celebrity culture and offer an annual Samita Nandy Productions Award to the CMCS Wall of Fame prize winner & Hollywood’s Stage 32 webinar to 1st runner-up winner.

Submission material:

  • Short films
  • Fashion films
  • Music videos
  • Documentary
  • Film Trailers and Actors’ Reels
  • Video Stories / Video Essays
  • Montage of Still Images (including photographs and print material with or without voiceover & music – be creative!)

Submissions must be made on that include:

  • A link to a Vimeo / YouTube must be available for evaluation and screening.
  • Film Poster & Synopsis (100 words)
  • Applicants Profile Photo and Bio (100 words)
  • Registration receipt (Receive Below)

Submission Deadlines:

Regular – €8 (April 30, 2022)

Late – €12 (June 30, 2022)

Extended €15 (July 31, 2022)

Sponsor (to be acknowledged in all screening events) – €50

Notification date: August 31, 2022

Event date: October 1, 2022

Selection Process:

  • Selection of finalists will be made over a period of 8 months, leading to an annual CMCS Wall of Fame winner & runner-up winners on October 1, 2022!

Selection Criteria / Rules & Terms:

  • Filmmakers must address an artistic, personal, or social issue that does not violate but rather protects rights of race, sex, species, and the environment.
  • All films must be no more than 15 minutes. Trailers and reels must be under 5 minutes.
  • Photographers who wish to put together their still images as montages are eligible for screening.
  • Preference will be given to filmmakers who stand out as role models for social issues, including human rights, animal ethics, and plant-based environmental sustainability (e.g., climate change) in an artistic & philosophical manner of storytelling.
  • Nominees, selected as a finalist, will be requested to fill an awards entry form.
  • We will not accept commercial ads promoting a product. All submissions must tell a film story. The sponsor, willing to support, must be a storyteller and / or an ethical cause.
  • Submission fees are non-refundable.

Screening Locations:

  • Chasing Rabbits – Lisbon
  • Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies online platforms


  • All applicants will receive an annual CMCS media workshop & access to a Happy Hour Mixer!
  • All sponsors will receive regular CMCS exhibits & mentions of their contribution
  • All finalists will receive a CMCS Wall of Fame festival nomination laurel, a review, and will be featured on our CMCS Wall of Fame IG
  • Best Prize Winner will receive a CMCS Wall of Fame festival laurel and €51 Samita Nandy Productions Award 
  • 1st CMCS Wall of Fame runner-up will receive a Hollywood webinar gift from Stage 32 (partnered with Netflix, Paramount etc.) (worth US $49)