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 4rd year edition in Madrid!

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
  • Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    I am very honored to have my short experimental film, MASS FOR SHUT-INS be named a semi-finalist for best experimental at FilmArte Festival. I have had my work shown here twice and it is a really wonderful festival.

    September 2020
  • 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
  • martin del carpio

    Great festival with a lot to offer. Very recommended!

    April 2020
  • 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