¡Hola! We are MADRIFF • Madrid Indie Film Festival, an international film festival with monthly screening events from Madrid, Spain, and member of the IBERIFF • Iberia Indie Film Festivals, which celebrates and showcases new productions and independent artists from all over the world in Madrid (MADRIFF), Barcelona (BARCIFF), València (VALÈIFF), Seville (SEVIFF), Lisbon (LISBIFF) and Montpellier (MONTIFF), that you can also find them here in FilmFreeway. 

MADRIFF shares the mission of its associate festivals of supporting emerging talents, encouraging artistic exploration, fostering networking, promoting cultural exchange and engaging the local community by providing a platform to present the work of independent filmmakers.

Fiction films, animation, documentary and experimental works of any genre and subject are welcome!

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


• Every month, a number of films from each category will be selected for the competition;

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

• All winning films will be given The MADRIFF trophy and will be registered as an AWARD WINNER on IMDb.

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).

1.1  ¡Olé! MADRIFF accepts both Spanish and foreign films with Spanish or English subtitles, or without subtitles if the language of the film is Castilian Spanish or English;
1.2  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 A film submitted to MADRIFF only competes in MADRIFF. If you want to compete in BARCIFF, VALÈIFF, SEVIFF, LISBIFF and MONTIFF you must access their pages in FilmFreeway and submit an entry there, since the festivals are independent and does not share the same jury;
1.7  Films can only be submitted through our submitting platforms and must be available to view through such platforms. No postal submissions are accepted;
1.8  We accept works of any country in the world produced from January 1st 2022 onwards;
1.9  MADRIFF does not send out discount waivers or free entries.

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 (fiction, experimental): up to 30 minutes
• Short Documentary: 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 is selected for the competition;
3.2 Our team will choose, at their discretion (among the selected Supershorts, Short Films, Short-Documentaries, Shorts-Animation and Music Videos), the works to be screened at the monthly events; such an election bears no relation to the selection of the winners in December. Featurettes, Feature Films and Feature Docs participate in the contest but are not screened in the monthly events;
3.3 In the first week of December, the jury will select the winners, from each category, to take part in the awards event in Madrid - Spain, later that month;
3.4 All winning films will be given The MADRIFF trophy;
3.5 Submitting does not guarantee your film as an official selection of MADRIFF, a selection does not guarantee your film to be screened and a selection does not guarantee your film as a winner;
3.6 MADRIFF selection committee and jury's 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;
3.7 MADRIFF does not offer feedback on the submitted films nor the jury's decision.

4.1 MADRIFF does NOT publish films on its website or social media channels;
4.2 MADRIFF does not pay screening fees nor travel expenses;
4.3 MADRIFF may use your film frames, trailer and press pack material for promotional purposes on its website or social media and adapt it to its visual identity;
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.

5.1 Films submitted in the incorrect category are automatically disqualified;
5.2 Failure to meet the eligibility requirements or delivery of material requested by the organisation will lead to disqualification in whatever phase of the competition (submission, selection or awards);
5.3 MADRIFF may disqualify a selected film and erase the promoted content from its website and social media if the submitter is involved in legal issues concerning the submitted film or anything that may diminish the credibility of the festival;
5.4 Disqualification will not entitle a submitter to a refund of the entry fee;
5.5 If a film is withdrawn 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
  • Rami Abbas

    ¡Participar en el MADRIFF ha sido una experiencia increíblemente importante para nosotros! Nuestro corto "Hide & Seek" fue seleccionado para el festival, y fue maravilloso poder presentarlo y dialogar con otros creadores. ¡Muchas gracias al equipo por esta oportunidad!

    July 2024
  • Mariana Lima Mateus

    What a lovely festival. Thank you so much to the organization and everyone involved. What an honour to have my film "The Colours of Grief" premiere in Madrid!

    July 2024
  • Martín Ortiz

    Un festival que me merece la pena. Buena calidad en el programa y unos Q&A que le dan vidilla más allá de las proyecciones. Un must!

    July 2024
  • Langostas A Domicilio

    Muy amables, excelente experiencia participar en este festival

    July 2024
  • Una experiencia muy linda haber podido participar en el MADRIFF! Nuestro corto fue selecionado para el screening y fue maravilloso poder compartir y hablar con otros creadores!!! Muchas gracias al equipo.

    June 2024