The Hell Chess Film festival is an event celebrated in Campo de Gibraltar, Spain.
This year we got a special Festival with a final venue in Madrid and a special venue in Sierra Nevada (Granada).
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 sixth 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 (films and photos) . So, we have a double contest to all kind of films and to photos of cinemas.
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.
And diplomas to the rest of the selected films.
One special award to "The Best screening room" (if you had a public cinema or a private screening room in your home send us a photo using our images as festival in the screen). If you win you can be one of our special venues.
Special awards will receive our spanish limited edition book "La nieve en llamas".

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.

The rules are quite simple.
You can submit all kind of films and all kind of music without any limit.The artist 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.
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.
For the screening /cinema room photos the rules are these: Take a photo of your cinema while an image of our festival is in the cinema screen. Under this rules you got liberty, but the cinema room got to be yours (private or public screening room). As special, original or romantic you can.


Overall Rating
  • Great Festival!!!!! Thanks for the selection of my short film "Infernum"

    January 2018
  • Russell Emanuel

    Wonderful festival and we were honored to have screened there! Thank you!

    January 2018
  • gustavo arteaga

    A festival curating an eclectic programme with a genuine commitment to the films they pick, ranging from student work to films by established directors. They are clearly more concerned with content than provenance. Good communication, well organised live screenings, and always willing to go the extra mile. They thoroughly checked and corrected my poor Spanish subtitles to no extra cost. May this festival put together by a team of genuine film lovers continue to grow in years to come.

    January 2018
  • Mohammad Mohammadian

    Your festival is very nice, Thank you so much.

    March 2017
  • Shihyun Wang

    As a new filmmaker, I grew used to rejection. So it was a pleasant surprise to get feedback on my films "not selected" by "Hell Chess". A quick note telling me how I can improved my film showed their interest in helping filmmakers like me to excel. Although most people would give up after the first rejection, I submitted 4 more films. 3 were rejected with great advises. Eventually, "The Last Chance to Save Earth" was accepted and "Girl Indigo", which won "Best Film" of 2017.

    When my Spanish Speaking friend watched the announcement with me, he pose the award video to double check google translate as he can't believe we won. It is unthinkable that someone with little experience and low budget can even be considered in such a prestigious film award. But life is full of choices, their choice on my film was a brave one. It showed that films are not made by cameras, but by heart. If you are as passionate in telling your stories as I am, and you can only submit to 1 film festival, send to Hell Chess. When you make the choice to send your film, you are a winner already.

    March 2017