Madrid International Short Film Festival began as a small group. At first, there were three filmmakers and one producer who started working in their small office in one of the most populous neighborhoods in Madrid so that they could establish a new local film competition and award the best films and best directors with a small financial aid. After holding a few editions of the competition, they decided to expand their work and establish a film festival that corresponds to the international scene.

In this festival, there's only one goal: Watching and introducing great films. Watching great films, Listening to great film scores, getting mesmerized by performances, being lost in the extraordinary cinematography, reading carefully constructed scripts. Our only goal is to introduce, promote and support unique works of art, without any spatial l, temporal, financial, or age limits. This is the place to introduce the best to the world.
So if you think you are among the best, join us

The films and shows that win an award and are selected as a 'Winner' will have the opportunity to have the professional Madrid International Short Film Fest team to help them with their next project. Our team can help them with the following services: Suggesting ideas, writing scripts, composing film scores, and helping them in the post-production stage (that includes editing the project).

The films and shows that are selected as a 'Nominee' will be granted an exclusive interview to be published on the official website of the Madrid International Short Film Festival.

By submitting your film for consideration to the Madrid International Short Film Festival (“MISFF”) in accordance with the procedures outlined below, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and voluntarily agreed to abide by these Filmmaker Terms and Conditions.

MISFF values the health and safety of all Festival participants, audience members, staff, and volunteers and takes their well-being seriously, especially in view of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. To protect audience, filmmaker, staff, and volunteer health and safety and comply with any applicable orders or guidelines issued by state, or local authorities, CIFF reserves the right to go online for now.

All filmmakers or other film-rights holders who submit films for consideration for MISFF must do so using FilmFreeway. As FilmFreeway users, all Applicants therefore agree to be bound by the FilmFreeway Terms of Service for Filmmakers, Screenwriters, and Non-Festivals.

All films submitted to FilmFreeway must be in the form of an online-screener or Vimeo link. If a link is password protected, then the password must be valid, otherwise your submission will be considered INVALID and will be DISQUALIFIED with no entry-fee refund.

Films whose productions were completed after June 1, 2018, are eligible for submission to MISFF.

There are no premiere restrictions for MISFF submissions. Films that have been previously screened online in an official ticketed-festival capacity are eligible for MISFF submission.

Please do not submit any works in progress or any industrial or instructional films.

Submission fees for MISFF increase over time. Early submissions are therefore encouraged. For further details, please see the Dates & Deadlines and Categories & Fees sections on MISFF's FilmFreeway page.

Overall Rating
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team.

    May 2022
  • Jagannath Biswas

    Feeling honoured to be a part of this lovely film festival as well as having the Best Director Award. Thank you so much to the organizers and the entire jury members for showing love to my movie named "Churka Murmu- a story of a forgotten hero".
    Lovely film festival with beautiful communication.

    May 2022
  • Alberto Martín-Aragón

    Wonderful festival! A very competent and prepared excellent jury that is open to genuine and daring visual languages!

    May 2022
  • Our team in New York is absolutely honored to have "American Refugees" named Best Narrative Short Film at the Madrid International Short Film Festival. Looking forward to screening our project in person in the future!

    May 2022
  • Carlos Lerman

    Very proud to have been a part of this Amazing Festival,
    Thank you Madrid International Short Film Festival.

    May 2022