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.

Everyone's submission fees go 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!

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
  • 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!

  • Rick Meghiddo

    Although I have not been able to come to Berlin, I feel honored for Rethinking Symbolism being presented there.

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Rick! And we feel honoured for having been able to select and screen it. Thank you so much for your trust and for your review. Best of luck for the future!

  • Nice and interesting festival!!! It was a great opportunity to be present at the festival

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Luis. Thank you for your review and for supporting our festival!

  • minna re shin

    My team and I are extremely honoured to receive the Best Music Video Award for our "Sonate Tableaux: Mouvement 4." We would like to thank the FilmArte Festival and the judges for recognizing our work, for giving us the opportunity to be part of the spring edition of this highly respected international festival, and for sharing our classical music video with the audience in Berlin.

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on your award! It was an honour to have you as part of our Spring edition and we look forward to seeing what you will come up with next :)

  • Juan Ramos

    What a wonderful festival experience, thank you Filmarte, for the great exposure you gave our film both in Berlin, Germany and Madrid, Spain. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality the Madrid Screening ar the Artistic Metropol was fantastic, great selection of films, thank you for recognizing and awarding our short. We love the idea that you plant a tree in honor of the winners, that is such a wonderful initiative, we got our certificate and hopefully our tree will grow tall and strong and help heal our planet, like art heals the soul. Thank You! Gracias! Danke!

    Qué maravillosa experiencial, gracias al Festival Filmarte, por la gran exposición que le dieron a nuestra película tanto en Berlín, Alemania como en Madrid, España.
    Gracias por su amabilidad y hospitalidad, la Proyección de Madrid en el Artistic Metropol fue fantástica, gran selección de películas, gracias por reconocer y premiar nuestro cortometraje. Nos encanta la idea de que plantes un árbol en honor a los ganadores, esa es una iniciativa tan maravillosa, recibimos nuestro certificado y esperamos que nuestro árbol crezca alto y fuerte y ayude a sanar a nuestro planeta, como el arte sana el alma. ¡Gracias! ¡Thank you! Danke!!

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    Gracias, Juan. For your submission, for your support, for your kind words. It was an honour to feature and award your film - congratulations!