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.

For the first time in its history the Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival is moving from December 2019 to February 2020 joining the awards season of the The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) held also in February ahead of the Oscars, which are moving to February 9. The new dates for the 17th edition Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival - are February 21 -24 - 2020 taking place as usual in Monaco-Monte Carlo.

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 short & feature script competition alongside all official movie entries. The officially selected film and script will be contacted by the festival shortly after October 15th festival deadline.

The AFA 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) & 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award (in film, art and music).

FILMMAKERS officially selected for the 2020 AFA-MIFF will be notified by the 24th December 2019

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
  • Mary Sewell

    This was a wonderful opportunity to connect with filmmakers from around the globe. I came away with newfound friends, some will be lifelong. Festival founders Rosana Golden and Dean Bentley went above and beyond to make all those who participated feel welcomed. My project is now fully funded thanks to the Angel Awards. This win allowed my project to go from script to screen. Thank you Rosana and Dean.

    December 2018
  • ruth finnegan

    Amazing event, and faultlessly organised. Amidst all the glitter (nice!), so very friendly and relaxed and personal, and in a most beautiful place. Wonderful films and people.

    Highly recommended whether it’s your first festival or your hundredth! Thanks a million Rosana and Dean.

    December 2018
  • Angel Film Festival - like in the Paradise. Fantastic team, very good program. Thanks for it!

    December 2018
  • saba ghasemi

    It was a great film festival, If you want some place that show your films in the friendly atmospher just choose angel film awards.
    Watch good films, Find nice friends and be relax in well organized film festival.

    December 2018
  • Summer Starrs

    I was honored as a screenwriter for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Dramatic Comedy and attended the festival in Monaco. I would love to say, Thank you Rosana and Dean. Your Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival is the best ! I loved and adored every day. You know how to throw a bash!

    January 2018