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Madeira Film Festival
The Madeira Film Festival is a cinema festival about nature that promotes the Region’s Laurel Forest (*), world heritage site recognized by UNESCO, returns this year for its 3rd edition from April 21 to 27. This cultural and educational independent event staged at the Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel and Municipal Theatre Baltazar Dias, in Funchal.
The festival includes, as in previous editions, the official film’s selection, concerts, panel discussions, workshops, an educational project and a wide social programme, including gala dinners, Madeira wine cocktails -, the official drink of Madeira Film Festival, the Laurissilva Ambassador award fashion shows and vintage car’s parades.
The programme is vast and diversified, offering to all of those who wish to partake, plenty of good motives to attend this year’s event.
(*) Laurel forest, also called laurissilva, is the name given to a type of subtropical forest found in areas with high humidity and relatively stable, mild temperatures. The forest is mainly characterized by the presence of plants from the laurel family (Lauraceae) and endemic Macaronesian region formed by the archipelagos of Madeira, the Azores, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. In Madeira, its higher presence is shown in the highlands of the island, where is located the largest and most well preserved area, recognized in 1999 by UNESCO as world heritage site, occupying a range of about 15,000 hectares. (Source: wikipédia)
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Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and Transports / Department of Cultural Affairs

Secretaria Regiona da Cultura, Turismo e Transportesl Direcção Regional dos Assuntos Culturais