Almagro International Film Festival (AIFF) born in 2018 with the aim of establishing a useful platform for the promotion of the audiovisual industry: a space and time for dissemination and promotion of audiovisual content, transforming the city of Almagro into a meeting point for filmmakers, favouring the exchange of initiatives and promoting an environment open to the development of professional connections.

AIFF collaborates with the Spanish Film Academy, being one of the qualifying festivals for the Goya Awards (Fiction, Documentary, and Animation sections).

The festival provides a showcase for the most interesting short format projects done within the last recent months, constituting a standard of quality and high level of commitment to the society & culture of Audiovisual Arts. In addition, the Festival has opened an important window to formats created for online distribution, bringing support to one of the most active and emerging sectors of the audiovisual industry: Internet.

Best International Short (Cash Prize of €500.00)
Best Spanish Short (Cash Prize of €1000.00)


1. The present seventh edition of Almagro International Film Festival, hereinafter referred to as AIFF, is open to Filmmakers from the entire world and will take place in the city of Almagro, Spain from 2nd to 11th August 2024.

2. Any filming system is permitted as well as genre: Fiction, Animation or Documentary.

3. Running time will be no longer than 20 minutes; credits included.

4. Call for entries will close on May 1st, 2024.

5. Shorts production must have been completed after January 1st, 2023.

6. It is mandatory for Shorts which original language version are not in Spanish, to be subtitled to that language. Otherwise, English captions will be sent to the festival to be translated to Spanish if selected.

7. Every Short must be subtitled to English language; including those which original version is Spanish.

8. Selection of Shorts will be in charge of the Special Committee of experts named by AIFF and announced in our Website by the beginning of June 2024.

9. Films already submitted to previous editions will not be accepted.

10. Selected Shorts can be screened in any of the sections in the contest according to AIFF’s criteria.

11. Participating Shorts must not have been screened at any exhibition/festival inside the province of Ciudad Real. However, in order to stimulate and support the production and circulation of regional audiovisual works, the Festival might organize a paralel section of short films produced in Castilla-La Mancha, regardless of whether they have been screened or not at other festivals from this region of Spain.

12. For promoting Shorts and Festival, the Organizing Committee will use for no more than 1-minute movie clips from selected Shorts.

13. Short films can only be submitted online, by using the following platform, Registration fee for the festival may vary depending on the kind of deadline chosen.

14. All Short screenings will be in digital format, regardless their filming system.

15. The selected projects must send the projection files to before 1st July 2024. The Organizing Committee will contact all selected films in order to remind it and request the sending of projection file.

16. Formats accepted for screening purposes are, in this priority order: DCP, MOV ProRes422HQ or H.264; 2k or Full HD. DCP is a mandatory requirement for screening.

17. The Official Jury will consist of Cinema professionals and in charge of giving the awards. Their resolution is conclusive.

18. Shorts admitted to official competition will opt for the Award within its category (Best national short, Best international short). The winners will be known in the awards Ceremony.

19. It is implicit the authorization of the authors or the owners of these rights for the projection by the festival of the selected works during the festival, without there being contractual obligations by the organization of the AIFF to the author, material or intellectual of the work, nor of any other representing society of any kind.

20. Participation in the Festival implies total acceptance of these rules.

Overall Rating
  • Even in the midst of a huge pandemic, the Almagro International Film Festival found a way to create an experience filled with art for an audience of more than 300 people, with health and security in mind all the time, keeping safe distances and hygiene every single day of the 10 days of festival.

    I was able to attend and was nominated with my short-film “Rick‘s Potential (and other theories about death)“ and even though my short didn‘t win a prize, I feel like the festival was a winner‘s experience and feel lucky to have been a part of it.

    August 2020