FilmArte Festival is the new film festival coming to Madrid. And in an Autumn Edition, visiting the creative Berlin. In our second year, we will celebrate one edition in each city. Now we are open for submissions for Berlin Autumn 2020

All films and screenplays are about arts or artists, both fiction and documentary
Works that show talents and the creative process. The program will be dedicated to cinema that represents artistic visions and celebrate multicultural diversity.

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

Art-oriented films of all kinds, not only author films, but also documentaries about art forms, fiction stories about how art influences our everyday world and all kinds of stories that you want to narrate are waiting for a space like our festival to finally reach their audience.

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
  • I was very honored that my short film "Declarations" was selected for FilmArte Festival, Berlin, fall 2019. I was impressed by the scope and quality of the other selections. It is great to see a festival so dedicated to films about art. Also, the festival is a very good value, with reasonable submission fees.

    October 2019
  • Sofya Leonidova

    I was happy to participate in this small but cozy festival. I've visited two days of screening. They were in bars in berlin wich I found a nice decision- you can watch the movies6 drink beer and communicate with other filmmakers.
    I have only positive feelings about this festival.

    October 2019
  • Very conscientious and thoughtful in their judging. Highly recommended for filmmakers who make movies as Art as opposed to simply 'filmed theater'.

    May 2019
  • Pablo Hadis

    Excellent film festival! They program films from submissions and support independent filmmakers. The organizers are passionate about art-related films and have plenty of experience putting together film festivals, and it shows. They are very reliable, communication was perfect from day one. The screening of my film went great, with all tickets sold out (keep in mind we as filmmakers have to help with publicity, it's a collaborative effort). The organizers very kindly took photos of the screening at my request since I couldn't attend in person, and even sent them to me live, during the screening itself. As a filmmaker you know how much that's worth. Screening at Filmarte also brought new opportunities for my film, including offers for screening at other venues. Excellent experience, highly recommended!

    May 2019