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 sceenplay competition alongside all official movie entries. The officially selected film and script will be contacted by the festival shortly after festival deadline by January10th 2021.

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) & 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award (in film, art and music).

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION
FILMMAKERS officially selected for the 2021 AFA-MIFF will be notified the latest by January 10th 2021

SUBMISSIONS
Festival does not refund submission fees.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
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.

SUBJECT TO CHANGES
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.

RULES & PROTOCOL
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).

ACCREDITATION FESTIVAL VIP PASS €300 euros per person
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 :

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  • We had a wonderful experience with filmmakers and story tellers that also appreciate films with a positive message. We greatly appreciate the Angel Film Awards for "7th Generation" Extended Cut. Thank you to Joana and Dean for the hospitality in magnificent Monte Carlo!! Pilamaya...

    March 2020
  • vic vaughan

    The Monaco International Film Festival (MIFF) is a truly unique gathering of like-minded film-makers and screenwriters from around the globe, brought together to share their artistic visions and create community. The diversity of creative minds was wonderfully broad in scope, and Rosana and Dean have honed the festival's planning in a way that appears seamless. We met some fabulous people and had such fun all day long, from the lavish breakfasts to the champagne receptions; sharing ideas, forging friendships and spawning new collaborations. The fact that MIFF's backdrop is Monte-Carlo only adds to the beauty of the experience. This is one festival you DO NOT WANT TO MISS.

    March 2020
  • Kevin O'Neill

    Rosana, Dean and the entire team made this a very beautiful film festival. You can feel the love they put into every aspect of this event. From the screenings to the after parties, everything was so beautifully thought out! Thank you Rosana and Dean for such a wonderful festival in BEAUTIFUL MONACO!!

    February 2020
  • Claudia Adams

    This festival is truly a "Jewel in the Crown" of film festivals! I'm still blinking my eyes in wonderment - it has been a fantasy come true! Just two days ago I was celebrating three wins for my documentary short in one of the nicest clubs in Monte Carlo - with champagne and hors d'oevres! Besides being set in the gorgeous city of Monte Carlo, in a beautiful hotel overlooking the harbor and palace, the festival went beyond my wildest imagination in every way. One word comes to mind when I think of Rosana and Dean and the 2020 film festival. "Perfection."

    Most importantly, this festival has changed my life!
    After being nominated, I heard back from the Socially Relevant Film Festival NY that "LIKE NO OTHER" is an Official Selection and being considered for an award. And even more exciting, it is being included in their forum "CLIMATE CHANGE, WOMEN AND VIOLENCE: WOMEN PAYING THE PRICE", which will be shown at the "United Nations" in March. This happened because of the incredible Angel Film Awards Monaco International Film Festival! They gave me credibility! From there my documentary is going to the Richmond International Film Festival where it is an Official Selection and is being considered for an award. All because of Angel Film Awards, Monaco IFF. Thank you Rosana and Dean! To win three awards from your festival, a festival based on non-violence, is a dream come true! My wish is for others to be lucky enough to experience this festival.

    February 2020
  • It is a great pleasure for me to take part in the festival on two consecutive occasions. I would also like to thank you for the prize that was given to our film called THE DEVOTED at the last event - and thank You now, 2020 the award of my script DEAD WIND . For Dean and Rosana can create a magical festival atmosphere every time. I have been to a lot of festivals but I have never seen such a cordial, cheerful one. I am convinced that your aim is to present real values when compiling the programme, you choose and award films that have the love of man, humanity and positive vibe in focus. And I like it very much that this is a festival of joy and optimism. I only have to remember the terrific evenings of the closing parties, where the participants could dance with abandon. Every artist is a child forever and this childlike exhilaration is very close to everyone who deals with film art or art at all. Thank you, Rosana and Dean,

    February 2020