The Madrid is an international ๐—œ๐— ๐——๐—• ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด film festival:
Past session awards:
Best Screenplay - Face Painters
Best Story - Bad Love Tigers
Best Documentary - A Cuban Documemory
Best Thriller - Almond Wood
Best Producer - Crazy Cat Lady
Best Director - Dreams Fantastique
Best Actor - Faces of the Future
Best Animation - Fantasy of Companionship between Human and Inanimate
Best Feature - Not To Forget
Best Music Film - Old Friends and Other Days
Best Drama - Shadows of the World
Jury Award - Shellfish
Best Actress - The Angler
Best Cinematography - The strength of a neighborhood
Best Editing - The Way
Best Short - Undo
Best Foreign Film - Blue
Best Foreign Director - Double Thomas

Madrid Art Film Festival offers multiple awards categories.
Madrid Art Film Festival presents multiple special sidebar programs:

International Documentaries
This yearโ€™s Madrid Art Film Festival International Documentary program demonstrates that documentaries continue to be the New Black of the cinematic world.

Family Films
Share the excitement of the Festival with your whole family! The best family films from around the world will surprise and delight both the child inside and the child beside you.

Sounds on Screen
A celebration of the way films about music and musicians make for some of the most compelling cinema created.

Short Films
Chosen from thousands of submissions, this selection includes award-winners, films competing at Top festivals and some of the most compelling pieces of bite-sized cinema youโ€™ll see all year.

Short animated gems from all around the world.

Madrid Art Film Festival hosts multiple juries made up of industry professionals.

Awards are given in the categories of:
Awards & Prizes

Audience Awards (determined by Public Votes):
1) Best Music Video
2) Best Student Short

Judges Awards (determined by Judges' Decision):
1) Best Cinematography
2) Best Actor
3) Best Actress
4) Best Director
5) Best Music Score
6) Best Screenplay
7) Best Editing
8) Best Sound Design
9) Best Feature
10) Best Narrative Short
11) Best Documentary Short
12) Best Animation Short
13) Best Visual Effects
14) Best Recording Artist
15) Best Web Series
16) Best Youth In Arts (For Filmmakers/Artists Under 16)
17) Best Trailer
18) Best Original Song Lyrics
19) Best Casting Director
20) Best Talent Agency
21) Best Film School


Films of all lengths (short & feature) and all genres (family, animated, comedy, drama, sci-fi, action, horror, documentary, foreign, music video) are welcome to submit.

Screenplays (both short & feature) of all genres are welcome to submit. Screenplays must be unproduced as of the date of the film festival.

Films in language other than English must include English subtitles.
No feedback on submissions can be given.
Short must be under 30 minutes and Features should be at least 31 mins or more.
All foreign Submissions must be subtitled.
Online screeners are mandatory and must be uploaded in FilmFreeway.

Overall Rating
  • Kevin Schewe

    It has been an amazing honor for "Bad Love Tigers" Screenplay to win the Best Story Award at MAFF! The team at MAFF were wonderful with their communication and hospitality during the festival!! Keep up the great work and mission to foster creativity and imagination!!!

    May 2022
  • barbara sanders

    We are so thrilled and honored by these awards. Thank you so much. See you next year!

    May 2022
  • I hope to be able to be present for the festival in 2023. Looks like an excellent location.

    May 2022
  • A well-run festival that puts good effort into preserving the gift of storytelling. I'm very happy to have taken part. Thank you, everyone, for a great run!

    May 2022
  • I am thrilled that the Madrid Art Film Festival selected CONSENT as the Best Screenplay. This means everything! Thank you so much for recognizing my work. FJA

    April 2021