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.

At this festival, there's only one goal: Watching and introducing great films. Watching great films via online screenings, listening to great film scores, getting mesmerized by performances, being lost in extraordinary cinematography, and reading carefully constructed scripts. Our only goal is to introduce, promote and support unique works of art, without any spatial, 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 on this journey.

We offer multiple categories for films, scripts, music videos, and shows. The winners will be announced and featured on our website, and will receive an official certificate and laurel, a shoutout on our Instagram page, and, in some cases where appropriate, will be introduced to film distributors and companies, pending interest from the latter groups.

This is a great opportunity for independent artists to showcase their work and their talent and get seen by a wider audience, both film enthusiasts and professionals in the business.

The Coronavirus pandemic has made things difficult for both artists and festivals, but we are trying our best to connect the world of filmmakers/artists and film enthusiasts, and it has proven to be somehow successful so far. Let's keep on keeping on.

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 the audience, filmmaker, staff, and volunteer health and safety and comply with any applicable orders or guidelines issued by the authorities, CIFF reserves the right to go online for now, as it is the case at the moment.

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, 2017, 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.

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
  • Highly recommend this film festival! Wonderful communication from start to finish. Thank you for creating such a great platform for filmmakers!

    February 2023
  • Karolis Jankus

    We are very happy to have become one of the best experimental films at the MISFF festival. Your communication and cooperation with filmmakers is amazing. Best of luck to your organization from the Biological Loneliness team!!!

    February 2023
  • I was invited to submit to this festival via email and my film was included in the online January 2023 competition and received an honourable mention afterwards. However, this festival is a monthly online screening and is not a non-public listing, so you cannot search for it in Film Freeway. There was limited publicity on social media and the film schedule was not advertised on their website so I couldn't promote it. I was sent a code via email to access the films, but tickets were advertised via the Film Freeway site. Please be aware of this before entering.

    February 2023
  • Thank you for the award! I can highly recommend your filmfestival.

    January 2023
  • I was honored to receive the award for best feature script. Congratulations on your amazing festival.

    January 2023