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 5th 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
  • José Assadourian

    Thank you very much for selecting #art for your festival!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi, José!

    Thank you for submitting #art to us and congratulations on being part of our official selection. Feel free to reach out if you have suggestions as to how we can improve.

    Talk soon, and have a great festive season!

  • Amazing Art Festival. Great communication and hospitality. I will subscribe my next project. Big hug Gius

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    So glad you enjoyed your experience with us, Giuseppe! Congratulations on having your screenplay selected - we look forward to your next project. Big hug right back at you!

  • Alexandra Markovic

    Thank you for selecting short documentary The View. It was apleasure to be part of your festival.

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi, Alexandra! Congratulations on being a semifinalist and thank you for taking the time to leave this review. It was a pleasure to feature your documentary too! :)

  • Thank you FilmArte team first for selecting our film RUST, then creating an in-person event and finally awarding us with the first trophy for our film - the Best Short Award. It's really great! I highly recomend this festival as they really love art, both in Madrid and Berlin edition! Recomiendo mucho!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hola, Rafal. Thank you for trusting us with your film and congratulations once again for your award. We wish you all the success and recognition you and your team deserve going forward!
    We are very thankful for your support and we will continue to do our best to show how worthy of love art is! It is why we exist.

  • Jose Cruzio

    Fantastic Festival, with good selection of works!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Olá, José. We are glad to know you had a good experience with us. Congratulations once again for both your semifinalist and award-winning works. We cannot wait to see what you will come up with next and wish you all the success!