FilmArte Festival is a festival dedicated to films and screenplays that are artistic or portray any aspect of art(ists). It is hosted twice a year - our Spring editions take place in Madrid (Spain) and our Autumn editions take place in Berlin (Germany). Right now we're open to submission for our 4th year edition in Berlin!

An experienced team of programmers, artists and film lovers comes together to organize FilmArte.

We are looking for artistic films and screenplays as well as films and screenplays about arts or artists. Both fictional and documentary works are welcome as long as they show talents and the creative process. Our program is dedicated to cinema that represents innovative and artistic visions and celebrates multicultural diversity.

Maestro Award for Short, Feature and Director

Special Jury Awards

Award for best Music Clips, Experimental, Animation and Student Films

General Rules

Filmarte is open to creators from all over the world, no limit on age or nationality.

Only documentaries produced after January 1, 2017 are eligible to the competition of Filmarte Maestro Award. Films Produced before this date are eligible for screening and Official Selection, but not for the Maestro Awards.

Films Produced in Madrid by Madrid Filmmakers or Production Companies compete for a Special Award as well as films Produced in Berlin or by Berliner Filmmakers or Productions Companies.

We accept films that are online, or have been already premiered in Europe.

The Festival sets an international jury of at least three members, their decision is final.

Films in other languages rather than English must be subtitled in English. Subtitles in Spanish or German are accepted but not a requirement for films in English language.

The screening copies of selected films must be provided in at least two of the following formats: DCP/ H264/ APPLE PRORES FILE/ .mp4

By submitting the Filmmaker/Applicant agrees to the Terms and Conditions of the festival.

Filmmakers attest and guarantee that they possess all the necessary rights and authorizations.

The Festival does not cover screening fees for the films selected.

Overall Rating
  • Hing Tsang

    Very well organised festival with a coherent and fascinating curation agenda. I was honoured to be part of an event that was prepared and realised in challenging times. Communications were great and reflected the commitment of a dedicated team

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review, Hing Tsang, and for submitting your film to us. We were honoured to include your creation in our official selection and could not be happier to read you had a pleasant experience with us in spite of the challenging times we now live in. Stay safe!

  • Sohyun Han

    I would like to thank you for selecting my first feature film <AGONY>. It's the greatest accolade from FilmArte for the one of lonely auteurs. With your plaudits, I can bear suffering from being creative and then challenge to myself for a next project more enthusiastically.
    I'm hoping to give your support to chosen cinephils at following editions and forever more.
    I'll come to you with my beautiful second work for the next time.
    Stay in Safe from COVID-19 !

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Sohyun Han. Thank you for your kind words and for trusting us with your first feature film. And congratulations on being a semifinalist. We look forward to watching what you come up with next!

  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" was semifinalist which is a great encouragement for us.

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on being a semifinalist. We hope you keep at it. More exciting opportunities will come your way for sure!

  • Juan Francisco Urrusti Alonso

    On behalf of my crew, as well as my own, I wish to thank the Jury for having given LUCINDA URRUSTI.PAINTER the "Best Director" Award. We are very very honoured and very very happy. Vielen Dank! Beste Gruesse von Mexiko!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Juan. And we want to thank you for sharing your film with us! It was our pleasure to screen it and we hope more people watch and enjoy it. Beste Gruesse! :)

  • Laurence Fuller

    These guys were fantastic at facilitating my screenplay MODERN ART as a Finalist and communicating well in spite of all that was going on at the time!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    It is so rewarding to read you had a good experience with us in spite of the pandemic, Laurence. We hope to read more from you in the future and wish you all the best!