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: Spring editions in Madrid and Berlin; Autumn editions in Berlin. We are now open for submissions for our 6th Spring edition!

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.

Part of your submission fee goes towards planting trees! Grow My Tree is our partner in this project. Our award winners receive certificates for some of the trees planted. Thank you for contributing to greener world!

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Films and screenplays are chosen for our official selection and as semifinalists. All receive digital laurels to share with the world!

Our official selection is then considered for our awards, which change every year. For reference, we often deliver awards for best music clip, best experimental, best animation, and best student film.
All award winners receive:

- A digital laurel
- A digital certificate of your award
- A digital certificate for one of the trees planted that edition with Grow My Tree

Unfortunately, there are no monetary prizes.

By submitting your work to us, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

- We are open to creators from all over the world - no limit on age or nationality!

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

- 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.

- If you submit a student film, we will require a student ID or similar proof.

- We only accept screenplays written in English and with up to ~120 pages.

- We set an international jury of at least three members. Their decision is final.

- The screening copies of selected films must be provided in at least two of the following formats: .avi, .mov, .mp4.

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

- We don't cover screening fees for the films selected. We don't provide invitation letters for visa purposes either.

- By submitting to us, you give consent to receive ~4 emails per year with tips and discount codes for us and for partner festivals. If you don't want this, just email us at and we'll immediately take you off the list. Or you can unsubscribe at any time through the link at the end of each email. This is one of the ways in which we want to support brilliant filmmakers and screenwriters in their festival tours!

Overall Rating
  • Dear FilmArte team, thank you for having me and my film:)
    It was a pleasure.
    Thank you, gracias & danke <3

    June 2023
  • Geoff Poister

    The festival people are very nice and good about communication. They contacted me personally from start to finish. It's a festival that is very sensitive to the arts and they maintain a cheerful and welcoming atmosphere for all.

    May 2023
  • It was a thrill and a privilege to have my short film selected to screen as part of the festival. Thanks so much for your support and best wishes for the future.

    May 2023
  • Cristina Hortigüela

    Thank you very much for the award, it is an honor that this festival has chosen and screened "In the Land of Brightness" Congratulations for existing!

    May 2023
  • Heimo Aga

    Thanks for showing "Bye Bye, Grand Tour" in the heart of Berlin – dankeschön!

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Heimo! Thank YOU for trusting us with your film and for taking the time to write a review. We wish you the best of luck going forward!