Welcome to MiraBanART - Music and Design Fest!

MiraBanART was created in 2018 as an art exhibition and evolved, as a branch of our annual film event, MiraBan UK Film Awards, into a design and music festival to focus on aspects of underground filmmaking that often get overlooked.

Specifically, we decided to focus on design and music composition of underground, independent productions, paying close attention to creative endeavours of low-budget filmmaking and auteur cinema.

On a monthly basis, we will be selecting the best posters, production designs, costume designs, music compositions, intro and end credits, trailers.


Film Hub London & BFI Film Audience Network Member, MiraBan is a UK Limited Trade Company based in London specialising in promoting underground cinema and independent, diversity-driven, international film events.
Our passion for bold and thought-provoking cinema has led us to showcase some of the most innovative and exciting movies from around the world. At MiraBan, we are dedicated to creating a community that values creativity, diversity, and bold storytelling. Our goal is to connect audiences with unique and challenging cinema, providing a platform for independent voices and stories to be heard. Join us on LinkedIn and be part of a network of film enthusiasts, industry professionals, and cultural thought leaders.
Follow us for updates on upcoming events, behind-the-scenes content, and insights into the world of underground cinema.

At MiraBan, we believe that film has the power to inspire, challenge, and transform the world. Come and be part of this exciting journey with us!


Every month up until the final deadline, our jury will select finalists and winners of each category through private screenings.

All finalists and winners will be available in streaming on streamauteur.com for 1 year + they will receive + 1 month free subscription to enjoy art-house films available on the platform.


All Monthly Finalists:

• Will receive the MiraBanART Official Laurels; 

• Will be announced on our social networks; 

All the Monthly Winners of each category:

• Will receive the Official MiraBanART Laurel (digital format);
• Will be announced on our social networks;
• Will enter the "Annual Competition - Audience Award" voted online by the audience, the winners of which will be screened during our annual Film Festival, MiraBan UK Film Awards.

All Winners of the Year:

• Will receive the MiraBanART Official Laurels for “Winner of The Year";
• Will receive the MiraBanART Official Certificate “Winner of The Year";

• Will be listed on our website and social networks;
• Will be shared by our network of Media and Festival partners, who may invite them to submit with a discount.

2018-present MiraBanART Music and Design Fest - Rules and Terms

The following rules govern all film submissions to the Music and Design Fest

General Eligibility

1. Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form. All films must have English subtitles at the time submitted.

2. Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via the participating submission platform (FilmFreeway).

3. In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival at info.miraban@gmail.com immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect, the submission may be deemed ineligible.

4. MiraBan UK Film Awards screens films as digital files during the Festival. In case of selection, you will be required to provide your movie in a ProRess HQ file format.

5. Films of each category must have been completed after March 1, 2021. International short films only can submit if completed after March, 1 2021. Films must be available for screening during the MiraBan UK Film Awards (II Edition) on request after notification of selection is sent.

6. Selection for screening will be determined no later than 2 weeks prior to the festival.

8. Short films that are publicly available online prior to the Festival may be considered for exhibition during the Festival, but will be ineligible for Jury Awards. We prefer that shorts not be publicly available online.

10. Private invite-only screenings (for instance for cast and crew or donors) do not affect a film’s eligibility.

12. MiraBanART reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without a refund.

13. Films that are selected to screen at the Festival may not necessarily be selected to be “in competition” for awards purposes. Notifications regarding potential selection for competition status possibly may occur subsequent to notifications of acceptance for exhibition.

14. Student films winning in the submitted category will be nominated and awarded as stated but, unless for the exceptions solely made by the jury, the films will not fit in the screening schedule with the professional filmmakers on the Award Ceremony Day. They will be solely available during our Livestream festival days.

15. Documentaries and other Feature length categories will be nominated and awarded as stated, yet the jury reserves the right to decide whether or not they will fully fit in the screening schedule on the Award Ceremony Day. During the festival award ceremony, they can be screened partially to encourage discussion around the film topic, while they will be available online in full on our streaming platform to our festival members for the entire duration of the festival edition.
16. The jury of the festival can decide to call off an entire category if none of the films does match either the standard nor the level of the other films in the competing categories. The jurors vote is final and indisputable.

Originality and Permissions; INDEMNITY

1. Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.

2. Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. MUFA expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

Additional Information

1. We strongly recommend filmmakers to submit their film only after it is fully finished and will judge each submission as a completed work, whether it is or not.
Once a film is entered, we will not update the submission with a more recent cut. That said, because MiraBanART's focus is on story, minor technical changes will not affect the final decision of any film. Should the film be accepted to play during the Festival, the filmmaker will have the opportunity to supply the Festival with their most recent version.

2. Once an entry payment has been received we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed by an entrant for any reason, the entrant may be subject to any transaction fees or similar amounts incurred by MiraBanART in connection with the dispute.

4. No check will be accepted to join the competition. Every payment must be secured through a trustworthy online payment platform.

The MiraBanART does NOT waive entry fees. MiraBanART believes the same rules and entry fees should apply to all applicants so no one film is favored over another.

We understand the financial constraint of filmmaking and costs of submitting to festivals and we still hope you can find it in your budget to submit your film.

Selected Films and Winners

1. MiraBanART has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.

2. MiraBanART explicitly disclaims any liability or responsibility for any comments, notes, or opinions expressed about a submission, whether by MUFA or by its volunteers.

3. Winners will be announced as stated on the Notification Date. The judges’ decision is final.

4. Although the selected, finalist and winning films will receive their laurel, certificate and/or award as stated in the "Award and Prizes" section, MiraBanART reserves the right to screen only the films that will fit into the festival schedule on the Award Ceremony Day.

5. MiraBanART jury can award a submitted film and/or its crew/cast member(s) based on talent, regardless of the film, crew/cast member(s) being in competition for a specific, awarded category. The decision of the jurors is final and unchangeable.

6. Submitting your film to MiraBan UK Film Awards you automatically grant us copyright permission, in case of selection, to showcase your film on our online catalogue, as well as on the venue's catalogue, for indoor, outdoor and virtual events, or a hybrid screening where some of the audience attends in-person and some virtually.
We, or our yearly chosen screening venue, may charge a fee for festival entry pass as well as per film screened. In case you don't want your film to be included in the online festival month (streaming service), and in the in-person screenings, you must email us within 30 days after your submission date.


DVDs and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.



I/We have read all of the rules, understand, and have complied with these rules.

I/We warrant the submission of my/our original work and that there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission.

I/We also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead.

To the best of my/our knowledge, all the statements herein are true and correct.

I/We understand that failure to adhere to the competition rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.

I/We acknowledge that once an entry payment has been processed, MUFA will not provide a refund.

No revisions of materials will be accepted once entry has been submitted.


Overall Rating
  • martin del carpio

    Great festival to be a part of thanks!

    February 2021
  • marco cucurnia

    An honor to have been in this Festival. Marco Cucurnia

    February 2021
  • Great experience and very communicative organizers.

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Boris! 💎 Your artwork was such a meaningful contribution to our art showcase!

  • Congratulation keep up with the good work

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being part of our Event with your artworks!

  • Great experience!
    Thank you for everything

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jenny! :)