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Mars festival is looking for the best of the best in the world of cinema. Directors, cameramen, actors, actresses and other cinema figures who are ready to conquer new heights and receive the best awards for their work. More than 60 categories, everyone can find a suitable one. Join our festival!

In our work we use a two-month nomination system. This decision is due to the fact that we strive to do everything possible so that as many connoisseurs and filmmakers as possible can find each other.

Every two month we select six most powerful works that will go into yearly programme and compete for awards and cash prize. The annual program is planned to be showing in various cities of the world, which means that the winners will have a great chance and reason to visit many different countries and cities and present their work.

Best short film
Best Feature Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature Documentary
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Dance Video
Best Thriller
Best Comedy
Best Action Movie
Best Drama
Best Dark Comedy
Best Horror
Best Sci-Fi
Best Romance
Best Fantasy
Best Detective
Best War Film
Best Historical Film
Best Erotic Film
Best ECO work
Best 360 Film
Best Black & White Film
Best BLM Film
Best LGBTQ+ Film
Best Covid-19 Film
Best Sport Film
Best Mobile Film
Best No-Dialogue Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Symbolic Film
Best Educational Film
Best Student Film
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Composer
Best Photography
Best Cinematography
Best Scenography
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Young Actor
Best Young Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Director
Best Director Debut
Best Color Editing
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Original Soundtrack
Best Sound Design
Best Web-Series
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best VFX
Best Poster
Best Opening Credits
Best Closing Credits
Best Short Screenplay
Best Super Short Script
Best Medium-Length Script
Best Feature Script
Best Feature Treatment
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Synopsis
Best Television Script - Pilot
Best First-Time Screenwriter
Best Drama Screenplay
Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Thriller Screenplay (Short/Feature)
Best Thriller Screenplay
Best Horror Screenplay
Best Action Screenplay
Best Sci-fi Screenplay
Best LGBTQ Screenplay
Best Psychological Screenplay
Best Historical Screenplay
Best War Screenplay
Best Crimi Screenplay
Best Fantasy Screenplay
Best Romantic Screenplay
Best Western Screenplay
Best Detective Screenplay
Best Musical Screenplay
Best Social Screenplay
Best Documentary Script
Best Social Screenplay
Storyboard for Animation Script
Best Young Screenwriter (under 30y)
Best Male Screenwriter
Best Female Screenwriter
Best Stage Play
Best Story
Best Book

We accept films of all genres, and lengths.

Completion Date after January 2018.

All Non-English entries must be subtitled in English.

MIFF can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills or BTS for promotional purpose (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film).

Entry fees are non-refundable.

The submitter owns all the rights to the film.

The submitter cannot withdraw the submission after the official selection announcement.

MIFF winners that will go into yearly program must send copy of the film without subtitles and .srt. file with English subtitles within 2 weeks from official announcement.

All the other details or questions, you can find out by writing to our email: marsinternationalfilmfestival@gmail.com

Overall Rating
  • I am grateful for choosing my film as the best in the sports film category. For me, as a debutant, this is very important and very pleasant.

    February 2024
  • Thank you for giving me the opportunity to showcase my work. I hope this is just the beginning.

    February 2024
  • Raissa Contreras

    Was very happy to be involved with this fest and receive Best Black & White Film!

    February 2024
  • I'm so proud that my short film, Sam&Kiki was selected as AWARD WINNING! I'm extremely proud that that I was selected as winner of the BEST HORROR SCREENPLAY, BEST FIRST-TIEME SCREENWRITER, and Sam&Kiki was awarded BEST THRILLER! This is such an achievement for me. My cast and crew was was so amazing and I will work with them anytime. Again, thanks so much to the Mars International Film Festival for believing in me and my work!

    February 2024
  • Sharon Cleveland Blount

    Thank you so much for the consideration and selecting my film short as an Award Winner! It means so much!

    February 2024