The Hell Chess Film festival is an event celebrated in Campo de Gibraltar and Madrid, Spain.
This year we got a special Festival with a final surprise of our mission in cinema life.
We celebrate our screening and Awards Festival.
We celebrate the commemoration of the great Hell Chess film made by From the ruin to Paradise society. This is our fifth Edition .
This year you´ll receive a philosophical welcoming!
We invite all artists from the whole world to participate.
Every year since 2013, we project our Hell Chess film and we play chess in a tournament.
But this year the thing is going to be completed with your artistic works.
Including films and music.
Make a better place to live with the best of your souls!
And be elegant to express it!

The spirit of the Hell Chess Festival is so mysterious that you could feel a victory sensation even before starting. So, be sensitive now!

Sterling Silver Trophy to the best film.

Diplomas to:
Best Music/song
Best Director (filmmaker of the year)
Best Acting (women and men compete against each other in a single category)
Audience Award
Best Chess film (Ruy López Award)
One Honorable Mention.

(All prizes could be desert if the jury declares so)

This is a festival where a short film could win a feature because all compete in the same category.

We got a very special communication with the filmmakers, so all your films will be revised in a very complete way and you will receive our review to improve future projects. You will feel this festival is the festival all filmmakers needed to have.
If you cannot attend the festival in person, we ship all the prizes by traditional mail.

The rules are quite simple.
You can submit all kind of films and all kind of music without any limit.The artistic freedom is complete. You can submit short films, feature films, documentaries, video clips, trailers, Video Art or whatever digital sight and sound form. Films got no length required. Music neither.
But the risk, a deep colorful philosophy and the new forms of cinema language are better for us to be selected. As well as synthesis and capacity of being brief.
If you are already a Hell Chess winner, send us an email and we can provide you a free code to submit your new works. But only if you have been a winner in any of the past editions. This year we want to invite the uppermost films on Earth to be WONDERFUL. So this festival is almost a secret garden to drink the eternal water. So, be aware because we are almost a private castle! If you are here you got lucky.

No limits in languages, but ALL NON SPANISH OR NON SILENT MOVIES MUST HAVE SPANISH SUBTITLES. Anyway, we can provide you a certain help to make those subtitles if you are eager to make them. As the same time we are open to photos and music, so you can submit them in our contest.

Overall Rating
  • It was great that The hitchhiker was your favourite song. Thank you very much.

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    We appreciate your decision of being part from the Hell Chess festival world.

  • Muy bueno todo: comunicación y calidad.

    September 2022
    Response from festival:

    Gracias Alejandro por esa Obra tan única que hemos tenido el placer de recibir.

  • This is an interesting festival, and we will be submitting again.

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your view and review.
    This year the path was difficult and you were nearby the way.

  • A festival with a wonderful philosophy behind it, and one that judges films on merit. Finding a festival that gives contemplative films a second look is difficult these days, but Hell Chess does just that; they "get" my films! Great communication by a festival director who takes the time to respond personally. The streaming event this year was really well presented and ran very smoothly. If I could give more than five stars, I would. If you have a film that fits the aesthetic of the festival, do not hesitate to enter!!!!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Deb:
    It´s diffcult to find such a classy filmmaker like you, making films so personal and suggestive.

  • We are honored that our short film "Absurd Man" has been selected as a finalist. Thank you. .. I highly suggest it!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks not only for this original film but for the collaboration video you made which will be always with us.