An international platform in Europe for Asian films. Held in the city of Madrid, Spain

The Madrid Asia International Film Festival is one of the greatest and most popular festivals in Europe for Asian filmmakers. This naturally fills our festival with a wealth of talent from around the world.

We have been helping Asian filmmakers find distribution and funding for their next filmmaking venture. Year after year, we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival. Promote your movie in Europe, by entering our great international film festival.

Our Madrid International Film Festival is all held in one convenient location; All of the screenings, workshops, meetings, networking, industry professionals, Awards Night and even hotel rooms. That means that we will always be there, supporting you and your project from before the Festival starts to the closing ceremony. So we won’t be hard to find, or difficult to locate, we know how important it is for Festival organisers to be on hand and to supply that all important personal touch. How do we know? We know because we already have huge experience in running other Film Festivals and from that we also know how to make it a better experience for you. With us, it will be.

Independent filmmakers and creatives face many challenges; the large competition for viewers’ attention, finding funding and getting a distributor can only be overcome by the industry coming together and creating opportunities for those who need and deserve it. Our Festival’s aim are to create an opportunity for filmmakers to show their work to the right audience at our intimate and relaxing events, and get one step closer to success by receiving recognition for their art.

There is ample opportunity to attend networking events, industry professional talk panels, workshops, guest speaker events, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&A's, film screenings and to socialize with like-minded creatives from all walks of life. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films where our strong community supports any and every film, from first-time artists to seasoned creators.

Our prestigious awards ceremony concludes the festival in high fashion.
We are a unique festival that provides a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network and do business during the festival week.

We have built a small but exceptional network of industry professionals that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice. We have many success stories where attending distributors have made offers to the filmmakers, launching them and their work into the marketplace. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

We can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around the world. It all starts here by entering today.

A winner from each of our categories walk away with the International respected prestigious trophy award in recognition of their talents and achievements in film.

The Madrid Asia International Film Festival has as its objective the promotion of cinematographic art by presenting films of quality and entertainment.

Feature films, documentaries and short subjects of any genre on DVD, BluRay or Digital File are selected by invitation from entries to the festival,

Entries must have been produced within the last four years. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, we also welcome but it is not compulsory to have Spanish as well as English to increase the possible markets, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension.
The Madrid Asia International Film Festival reserves the right to use excerpts from submitted work for promotional purposes only. The Festival is open to the public as well as attending distribution and sales professionals. We work with a number of accredited national and international press we have TV buyers and film buyers and distributors also attending, you will if your film is nominated have one to one meetings opportunities if you wish to talk business on your movie.

Official or professional national organisations and individuals may submit feature and short films to the Festival. Films submitted for pre-selection should arrive no later than 7th of March 2018 and must be shipped as per instructions to our UK office. All shipping costs of films must be borne by the sender. Please note: it is not possible for us to return any DVD or tapes, but can be collected by you at the festival. It is the policy of the Madrid Asia International Film Festival not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected for the programme.

By submitting your film you are agreeing to The Madrid Asia International Film Festival screening your film during the Festival and using your film for promotional purposes, as well as all the above regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Yujiro Seki

    What I love about Madrid International Film Festival is that they have an amazing hardworking team that puts this festival together. Rodrigo, Sara, Kaoru, Roy, and of course president Carl Tooney for giving the platform for all different levels of filmmakers (From high to low budget films) to showcase works. The prestigious awards we receive are not just the symbols of accomplishment but becomes your weapon to further promote our films but also propel our future career. In other words, the award one receives at this festival means gold. Thank you so much again.

    December 2019
  • Guy Lockwood

    Really great festival, with high quality competition that is coordinated extremely professionally. Thank you for awarding my first feature film Best Costume in 2019.

    September 2019
  • Kanza Zia

    It was an honour to be nominated and winning 2 Awards for our feature film GUMM (LOST). A great festival, providing opportunity to meet various filmmakers, with an extremely supportive and efficient management team. Enjoyed the week-long festival along with the awards night.

    August 2018