¡Hola! We are MADRIFF • Madrid Indie Film Festival, an international monthly film festival screening events from the sunny Madrid, Spain. MADRIFF also promotes the selected films in English and Spanish on its official website www.madriff.org and social media channels. Fiction films, animation, documentary and experimental of any genre and subject are welcome!

Official Selection • Awards
(para leerlo en español, acceda www.madriff.org)

• A number of films from each category will be selected for the competition;

• Our team will randomly choose, among the selected films, the ones to be screened in our monthly events; such choice will not affect the finalists selection in December 2020;

• In the first week of December, the jury will select the winners, from each category, to take part in the annual event in Madrid - Spain, in late December;

• All winning films will be given a MADRIFF trophy.

Below, you’ll see the rules and terms that you accept when submitting films, videos and other materials to our festival (para leerlo en español, acceda www.madriff.org).

Submissions
1.1  ¡Olé! MADRIFF accepts both Spanish and foreign films with Spanish or English subtitles;
1.2  Respect! All submitted films are viewed by MADRIFF;
1.3  Entry fees must be paid through our submitting platforms at time of submission and they are non-refundable (films made by Spanish directors are offered an entry fee with discount - submit into "Spanish Directors" category);
1.4  Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry;
1.5 Films can be resubmitted in case they were not selected in the previous months;
1.6  Films can only be submitted through our submitting platforms and must be available to view through such platforms. No postal submissions are accepted;
1.7  We accept works of any country in the world produced from January 1st 2018 onwards;
1.8  MADRIFF does not send out discount waivers or free entries.

Categories
2.1  All films must be submitted in a digital format in the correct category respecting its length:
• Supershort (documentary, fiction, experimental): up to 5 minutes
• Short Film (documentary, fiction, experimental): up to 30 minutes
• Short Animation: up to 30 minutes
• Featurette (animation, documentary, fiction): from 30 to 60 minutes
• Feature Film: +60 minutes
• Feature Documentary: +60 minutes
• Music Video

• Best Director (All submitted films compete in this category with no extra fee!)
• Best Actor (All submitted films compete in this category with no extra fee!)
• Best Actress (All submitted films compete in this category with no extra fee!)

Official Selection • Awards
3.1  EVERY MONTH, a number of films from each category will be selected for the competition;
3.2 Our team will randomly choose, among the selected films, the ones to be screened in our monthly events; such choice will not affect the winners selection in December 2020;
3.3  In the first week of December, the jury will select the winners, from each category, to take part in the annual event in Madrid - Spain, in late December;
3.4   All winning films will be given a MADRIFF trophy;
3.5   MADRIFF does not pay screening fees;
3.6   Submitting does not guarantee your film as an official selection of MADRIFF;
3.7   MADRIFF selection committee and juries decision are final, the status of submissions will be disclosed through our submitting platforms and it is the submitter’s full responsibility to track the status of their submission;
3.8 MADRIFF does not offer feedback on the films submitted nor the jury's decision.

Liability
4.1  The selected films will be promoted in English and Spanish on our website www.madriff.org and in our social media channels;
4.2 MADRIFF does NOT publish films on its website or social media;
4.3  MADRIFF may use your film frames, trailer and press pack material for promotional purposes on its website or social media;
4.4  The releases for all content including, but not limited to, music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker;
4.5 MADRIFF is not liable for any copyright infringement or unauthorised usage;
4.6  By submitting a film, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless MADRIFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered;
4.7  MADRIFF reserves the right to make any changes in the festival configuration without prior notice if it is necessary.

Disqualification
5.1  ¡Ojo, tío! Films submitted in the incorrect category are automatically disqualified;
5.2  Failure to meet the eligibility requirements will lead to disqualification;
5.3 Disqualification will not entitle a submitter to a refund of the entry fee;
5.4  If you withdraw your film from the festival, we will not be liable to refund any entry fee.

Acceptance of the bases
6.1  Participation in the MADRIFF • Madrid Indie Film Festival implies acceptance of these rules.

Overall Rating
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  • Carlos Montaner

    Great communication and a wonderful festival in the heart of Spain!. Unfortunately due to traveling issues between USA to Europe we couldn't participate. We did however sent a video-intro that was projected with our film. My friends in Madrid were impressed with the event and I highly recommend MADRIFF!

    October 2020
  • David Carro

    It was such a good experience enjoying a night of screenings and watching our shortfilm "Penelope" in MADRIFF. We were also able to share our ideas with the audience. Thank you very much for the great organization.

    September 2020
  • Bruno Barré

    A good experience and a great festival !

    September 2020
  • A competition of excellent standard! Excellent communication and high quality selection. I recommend it!

    August 2020
  • It`s an honor for our movie Wienerland to be Nominated `Best Picture' at this incredible Indie Film Festival. We are all overjoyed. Thank you kindly. www.wienerland.com

    June 2020