Welcome to the Angel Film Awards – Monaco International Film Festival and to be part of an amazing worldwide community celebrating peace love and the art of making movies and a unique collaboration of multi-talented writers, film score composers and filmmakers, producers, musicians and artists.
The Angel Film Awards is one of the most prestigious film awards in Europe held in the Principality of Monaco known as an elegant and glitzy affair, gaining it the reputation of the jewel in the crown of the International film festival circuit.
The AFA-MIFF mission is to entertain, inform, inspire, encourage and educate. We honour those artists who, through their creative work, actively increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, and strengthen ties between international audiences and the Angel Film Awards. An inspiring & intimate platform together with other writers, directors and producers in Monte Carlo to create new opportunities, develop tools for success and forge new alliances within the international film and entertainment industry.
The AFA-MIFF may eschew violence but this is no hippy dippy affair. It attracts some important names from the music and film industry for its message joining the elegant events with post screening VIP champagne networking receptions at some of the best hotels and clubs in Monaco.

The AFA-MIFF Team works passionately to help worthy productions gain the publicity and recognition they deserve. Previous winners have gained distribution deals and have secured film finance through the festival.

AFA-MIFF 14 Genre are: Action (comedy); Animation (adventure, comedy, family, fantasy); Comedy (romance, action); Family (adventure, comedy, fantasy, romance); Film-Noir ( mystery, romance, thriller); Musical (comedy, history, romance); Sport (biography, comedy, documentary); Adventure (biography, thriller); Drama (romance, film-noir, musical, war); Fantasy (adventure, comedy, drama, romance); Mystery (adventure, comedy); Sci-Fi (animation, comedy, family); Music (biography, documentary, drama); Thriller (comedy, mystery).

The AFA-MIFF runs annual a short & feature screenplay competition alongside all official movie entries. The officially selected film and script will be contacted by the festival shortly after festival deadline November 12, 2022.

The AFA-MIFF Screenplay Awards Celebration: The Winning Screenplay Writers are being called up on to the stage to receive the Official Award Certificate and to speak to the audience.

The AFA - MIFF selection committee is made up of acclaimed international industry professionals, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenplay writers, film journalists, actors, and the AFA founders. Votes cast decide the finalists and winners in many categories to compete for 38-awards.
Best Feature Film Prize: The Coveted Golden Angel Statue (State of the Art Trophy) & 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award (in film, art and music).

Dear Filmmakers and Cinephiles
Due to the rampant spread of the COVID variant XBB which is highly immune – evasive and for the sake of everyone’s safety and wellbeing we will move our winter dates to Spring 23 – here are the new dates for the Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival April 27 – 30, 2023

FILMMAKERS officially selected will be notified the very latest by March 20, 2023

Festival does not refund submission fees.

Should your film be selected, we would require you to provide: Press kit or/and promo-materials one or two official film posters to bring along to the festival and for online promotion.

The organizers and associated organizers reserve the right to alter, change, amend and/or cancel any part of the festival program.

No runtime limit.
Logline and synopsis should be included with all films and documentaries.
DVD's & Promotional Material will not be returned.
We will notify officially selected films only.
Film entries may be submitted by the screenwriter, director, producer, editor, production company, distributer, animator, or cinematographer.

The AFA-MIFF is a competitive independent festival. For any successful entry we ask that [one or more] the director, producer, writer, member of the cast or any other suitable representative to attend the festival & red carpet screenings and to be willing to participate in Q & A sessions on stage after the screening of their movie. Furthermore to participate in press & photo calls. We do not screen or officially announce winners without the attendance of one or more of the official film representatives at the festival.

Once your film or script is officially selected by the festival committee for your official festival screening and networking participation we ask you to purchase your VIP PASS (this VIP badge also serves as your festival accreditation access to all press and photo protocols and other official screenings, all networking evening film party events and opening closing red carpet events (this includes free beverages and the usual champagne hors d’oeuvre - finger foods - film industry parties to meet, network and be seen).

The festival will register your name and you will receive your VIP Festival Badge on arrival at the AFA Monaco welcome desk (at the festival hotel). Check out for more details online :

Overall Rating
  • The greatest Festival of Monaco 👑 Thank you so much for hosting our film and the Independent Spirit Award 🏆 Warm greetings from Greece 🇬🇷

    November 2022
  • Ella Leya

    It is an honor and a privilege for our film ’ “Leila’s Violin” to be chosen by Angel Film Awards-Monaco International Film Festival. And we thrilled that our actress Sofia Rosinsky has won Best Newcomer Award.

    AFA-MIFF is a unique festival — it promotes the most cherished and needed VALUES of humanity, love, tolerance, and cooperation/artistic collaboration. The Festival's high esthetics and the elegance have been consistent throughout the years. And, most importantly, AFA-MIFF breathes music.
    Thank you to Rosana Golden and Dean Bentley for creating this amazing ‘creative sanctuary'’ of Humanity, Beauty, Elegance, and Music !!! We hope to see you next December and celebrate together!

    December 2021
  • The director of the Festival Rosana was so kind and professional and I recommend this Festival to all Filmmakers and Screenwriters. This year my screenplay THE GREEK PASSAGE won Best Humanitarian screenplay!! Thanks to Rosana for believing in my work and I will attend in person next year in Monaco!!!!

    December 2021
  • Christian Monnier

    Très belle expérience, un grand merci à toute l'équipe du festival, au jury et au public !

    December 2021
  • Linda Nash

    To be singled out with such an angel as Princess Grace I am honored for my team mates to have received an "angel" award: Michael Nicolosi for Best Narrator and Jadon Barnes for Best Visual Effects in the music video: "A Tale of Three Trees". We willcertainly enter again and hopefully come to your spectacular event in 2022!

    December 2021