¡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) and Lisbon (LISBIFF), that you can also find them here in FilmFreeway. 

MADRIFF also promotes the selected films on its official website www.iberiff.org and social media channels, where the nominees can share their nominations with their followers. Fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films 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 2023, 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 and SEVIFF 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 2021 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 2023, 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 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
  • Lauren Lorenzo

    We are so happy that you chose 'A Ghastly Murder' to be screened at your festival. Thank you so much. We will be back with the next production. xx

    November 2022
  • l'Ankou Les Brigands

    Thank you so much for this selection, the first one for our "Ankou" movie.
    We have been honoured to be selected by this great festival, among great movies and artists from all over the world.
    Couldn't come to the event, unfortunatly, but we are looking forward to visit for next edition!

    November 2022
  • Camila Reyes

    Every time I visit this festival, I leave buzzing. Great programming and atmosphere. Thanks Caio and team for your incredible work and passion for indie cinema. I'm so honored to have shared our project "Dulce Espera" with you all. ¡Viva MADRIFF!

    November 2022
  • johnny kalangis

    Thank you for selecting our feature film 7 7. I hope one day to attend your events. They look amazing. I'm in Canada and appreciate the opportunity to share our work with your amazing jury and audiences.

    November 2022
  • Amine Boucekkine

    Definitely one the best truly independent festivals out there! My partner Craig Murray and I feel very honored to be part of the official selection of the MADRIFF. Our project "Dead Dreams Falling" was screened in Madrid thanks to this festival. Great communication. Great spirit. Definitely looking forward to applying again in the future with other projects!

    October 2022