The first edition of Film Sign Mallorca took place in 2017 with the sponsorship of the Mallorca Film Commission, with the proposal of creating a new space for the dissemination of Spanish and international audiovisual productions, especially for an audience whose only means of communication is through sign language. In the first years of its activities, Film Sign Mallorca exhibited more than 50 films, allowing creative and brilliant directors to broaden access to their productions and contributing to the dissemination and appreciation of the Spanish audiovisual market. Even with the considerable increase in film production, broadcast channels for specialized short film work remain scarce, often being restricted to screenings at competitive festivals. So each platform vehicle or initiative that allows the diffusion of these films is fundamental for the valorization and expansion of this sector.

Film Sign Mallorca, which fosters a competitive environment, reaches its 5th edition this year after a brief haitus in the last two years and will have a 5-day program, with the exhibition of short films selected under the curatorship of the director of the film festival.

They say that a good movie is one that you watch without sound and still love it. Those are the kinds of movies the festival wants to see. It has the support and collaboration of the Mallorca Film Institute as well as the Federation of Deaf People of the Balearic Islands

The Best Narrative Short Film - $2000
The best narrative short film will receive the Golden Horse and a cash price to the director/producer

The Best Documentary Short Film - $2000
The best documentary short will receive the Golden Horse and a cash price to the director/producer

The Best Animated Short Film - $2000
The best animated short film will receive the Golden Horse and a cash price to the director/producer

The Best Experimental Short Film - $2000
The best experimental short film will receive the Golden Horse and a cash price to the director/producer

The Jury Prize for Best Silent Film - $1000
The jury prize for best silent film will receive a diploma certificate and a cash price to the director/producer

The Audience Award - $750
The audience award will receive a diploma certificate and a cash price for the director/producer.

Diploma certificates will be awarded to all finalists in all categories.

✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).

✓ All films must have been made on or after 2022

✓ Short films must not exceed 30 minutes.

✓ Films must not have been screened online. However, we do not place restrictions on its festival release status. ✓ Selected films cannot be taken down after being made public

✓ All selected filmmakers must ensure that their films do not have any copyright issues. Your film will be automatically disqualified if there are problems.

✓ We can promote clips of your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide.

✓ We reserve the right to change the date and venue of the festival in special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed of any changes via email and our online platforms.

✓ By submitting to us, you agree to these terms and give us your consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience and, in special circumstances, online screening. We will contact you in case of these special circumstances first.

Overall Rating
  • Marc Beriault

    I was very proud to be part of this year's festival. They were very kind and communicative. We look forward to being a part of the festival again in the future.

    June 2023
  • David Thompson

    Being chosen for this festival was an absolute honour, and seeing my film "Travel Light" on the big screen alongside a global audience was a fantastic experience!

    June 2023
  • Steve Lucchese

    The team behind this festival is amazing! Though I was unable to attend to the festival in person, they had great communication during the whole process and showed great support regarding my short film's participation in this event. It was a thrill to see that the short film was well received! Hoping I will be able to join this amazing festival in the near future!

    June 2023
  • Gloria Greene

    We sincerely appreciate the chance to showcase our film, and we are thrilled to accept the esteemed Best Experimental Short Film award, highlighting the exceptional communication and organization of your festival. Thank you once again Film Sign Mallorca Festival.

    June 2023
  • Yaron Shears

    An absolute honour to have screened our film at FSM! Thank you for the privilege

    June 2023