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 5th Autumn 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.

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

    July 2022
  • 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
  • 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.

    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.

    May 2022
  • Marcelo Lagreze

    Thank you for selecting my short documentary "(PAUSE)".
    I would love to go but maybe the next year.

    May 2022
  • Interesting festival in which has a place for new and original visual narratives that later becomes the seedbed for resources for many other styles or treatments.

    January 2022