Our festival is a meeting point between the international industry and the film industry in Spain, through the different activities, we want this festival to be used to find partners, investors, co-producers for your next project.
The festival has an official section, an information section and different meetings between producers, distributors and members of national and international industry.
In this festival you can find the financing of your next project

Best Horror Shortfilm
Best Independent Film (Fear under the Sun Distribucion)
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay


I) The Festival consists of the following sections:

- Official Section In Competition / Out-of-Competition / Special Screenings


In Competition
Feature length films of all nationalities and produced in 2018/2019/2020/2021. Free - themed, interpreting this concept in a wide sense, while bearing in mind at all times that quality and the creation of tendencies are a priority.

An international jury, named by the Festival’s management, will present the following awards:

Best Horror Shortfilm
Best Independent Film (Fear under the Sun Distribucion)
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay

If considered convenient, the jury will reserve the possibility of awarding up to a maximum of three special mentions. By popular vote, the audience will decide on the Grand Audience Award for best feature film.

Feature length films of all nationalities and produced in 2018/2019/2020/2021. for different reasons, are not included in Official In Competition.

Special Screenings
Films programmed as a tribute, for their suitability or other justified reasons, which don’t necessarily have to be a premiere in Spain.


1. The production company or distributor of the selected films will receive the entry form and a proposal from Management regarding section, day and time of screening for their approval.

2. The company loaning the film must provide the Festival with high quality advertising material: stills, clips video for the press, posters, press-books, trailers, etc., so the Festival can promote the film adequately. The Festival reserves the right to not return this material.

3. In the event that it is necessary to subtitle the film, the company lending it must also provide the appropriate material: download link, DCP or Blu-ray and dialogue and/or subtitle list. the Festival will return this material. If the film has distribution in Spain, the distribution company must provide the Festival with a screening print in O.V. with subtitles.

4. The screening formats for the selected films will be:

- HD quality digital file (.mov)
- Blu-Ray
- Spanish subtitles

5. The Festival will not cover shipping expenses generated by the shipping of prints to be screened

6. The Festival organization will decide each film’s screening dates and times. No film included in any of the Festival’s sections will be screened more than 3 times, including press screenings, without the owner’s previous consent.

7. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of the Rules & Regulations herein.

8. Any matter arising during the Festival that is not covered by these Rules & Regulations, will be decided on by the Festival organization in accordance with international rules.



Overall Rating
  • The MAR Bella Film Festival has been awesome in many aspects.
    The hosts were amazing and they did such an spectacular work on connecting all the participants in order to network with one another.
    I’d definitely love to go back next year.
    It’s a must for all the genre filmmakers.
    Thanks Fran and all the organizers for your hard and amazing work!

    November 2021

    este festival promete mucho.estoy muy contento de participar ahí.

    January 2021
  • Borja Ortiz

    It was great to have my short film selected and be a part of this festival. Despite the global pandemic , the communication was good and the staff was very supportive.

    November 2020
  • Mac Gheri

    I send several messages to this people becouse i was selected as semifinalist, so i just ask for some info about it, they never reply to me in any way! avoid this kind of festival and avoid to pay this people!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    We do not have a semi-finalist category, but here is our email and we can clarify any questions, greetings


  • I attended the festival when the selected my first film and I was surprised by the number of activities and lectures they had. Very interesting.

    July 2019