The Capital Filmmakers Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent filmmakers from around the world to a global audience. We will visit numerous Capitals around the globe. Starting with Madrid, Berlin, Malta, Vienna and Budapest.

The Capital Filmmakers Film Festival is all about bringing together different cultures, different cities and different point of views.

Known for its beautiful architecture and rich culture we felt that this was the perfect starting place for our travelling film festival, and we will be back for a second edition in Madrid in 2019. The festival will be happening from the 13th-14th of September 2019 in a multipurpose cinema hall, the Artistic Metropol, which is renowned for its dedication and focus on independent cinema, and also at La Morada, a small but cosy space in the middle of Malasaña.

Best Feature

Best Short

Best "Short" Short

Best Documentary

Best Drama

Best Romance

Best Animation

Best Screenplay

Madrid Capital Award

Any year of production is accepted.

Films that are already distributed online are accepted.

The “Short shorts” category is for shorts under 10 minutes in length.

The “Shorts” category is for films up to 40 minutes in length.

The “Feature” category is for films that are more than 40 minutes in length.

The "Spanish Films" category is for films by Spanish filmmakers

The "Madrid Films" category is for films produced in Madrid or by Madrid Based Filmmakers of any nationality

Films that use third-party material must have the necessary rights and permissions to use this material.

If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities for up to 12 months after the festival date. By sending us your submission, you agree with this unless this is specifically stated to us by email. For all these screenings between festivals, a special permission will be requested stating a time frame and the city.

We do not pay screening fees.

The decisions of the programmers and jury is final and irrevocable

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • This is an up and coming Festival with lots of potential. Great communication from the organizers.

    September 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Cati and Mike.
    Thanks for your review. We missed you at the festival. But hope to have your film in any other of the Capital Cities! We are sure next time when you come and share with us our screening, you will for sure give us a 5 Starts for Hospitality and Networking. Keep doing great films!

  • Cool festival. Great communication. Thanks for the Semi-Finalist Laurel. Hope to meet in the future.

    September 2018
  • Thank you for everything. I am so grateful.

    September 2018