Munich Film Awards (MFA) is a brand new, up and coming annual film festival held in the heart of Munich. MFA is more than just a Film Festival; it is a strong connection among all filmmakers around the world.

Our judges consist of filmmakers and industry professionals from 6 different countries. We believe that having such a multicultural team behind our festival helps make our festival thrive amongst Independent Festivals. Our diverse judges give the opportunity to all filmmakers to have their films reviewed by them with such a wide knowledge in the art of filmmaking.

Exposing young talented filmmakers to an environment of industry professionals with vast experience in their field. One of our top aims is giving opportunities to first time filmmakers, regardless of their age, to have their films exposed to large audiences and help promote their talent. We aim to create events that lead to further opportunities.

The objective of MFA is to provide support to independent filmmakers globally through reviewing, judging, marketing, and distribution networking. MFA accepts all genres of films across the globe. The selected high-quality films will have a chance to win awards such as trophies, certificates, gift cards and cash prizes starting from $200 as well as have their films on the big screen at our live screening.

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The judges of the festival will carefully select the films to be nominated for these awards, and create a selection of nominated films to be screened in front of the live audience. The fantastic event will give filmmakers opportunities to watch their film on the big screen as well as the opportunity for networking.

The winners will be announced at the event, on our website and on social media a month prior to the event date. The selected high-quality films will have a chance to win awards such as trophies, certificates, gift cards and cash prizes starting at $200!

Our Rules and Guidelines for 2019 Submissions:

Your submission implies that you have the legal right to represent and submit this film for consideration, along with your acceptance of MFA regulations.

1) International films are required to have English subtitles
2) Student Films will require proof of student ID to qualify for the discounted rate. Any non - student films submitted into the category will be disqualified!
3) Features are any film over 45 mins. Short films are 45 mins and under.
4) To submit a film or script, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us.
5) We do not send out physical tickets. The submitting filmmaker's name will be on a list at our ticket desk. Any purchased tickets will be on this list as well.
6) Films must be 2017 or newer to qualify for an award.
7) Our festival is run by a small group of volunteers, film enthusiasts, and professional film judges. Every effort is made to provide great communication and fun festival experience. If there is anything we can assist with, please send us an email and we will contact you back within 24 hours.
8) MFA reserves the right to refuse acceptance of submissions deemed by the festival to be inappropriate and violating the Rules and Terms. Should you wish to question MFA about the decision, you can contact us by email.
9) One entry fee per category. The same film can be entered into one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee.
10) All fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • This was a wonderful festival to be apart of. Our writer was able to go and represent the film and was very pleased with the program. The festival coordinators were incredibly professional and responsive. We would be thrilled to take part in this festival again and we see the Munich Film Awards as having a bright future for filmmakers and movie goers alike.

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Timothy,

    Congratulations again on winning Best Documentary. It was an honour to screen it at our ceremony. We look forwards to meeting you at our future event.

  • Munich Film Awards is one of my favourite new festivals. They were attentive, detailed, thoughtful, awesome, friendly, communicative. I really look forward to next year and will definitely be taking another film there.

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Sam,

    Thank you for letting us show your film Asparagus Tips at our event. It was the perfect way to end our first season and we're looking forwards to seeing your future creations.

  • Our team has had the opportunity to be a part of over 100 festivals and the Munich Film Awards is one of the best experiences I have had in my career! I was sadly unable to attend the live event, but still received an amazing package with a trophy, festival memorabilia, and a networking booklet containing the emails of every talented filmmaker involved with the festival!
    The networking booklet is an ingenious idea and I can't believe more festivals aren't doing it. I've already been able to make some connections and new contacts using the book. There is a real sense of community created between the fellow filmmakers and the entire festival team.
    The staff is extremely kind, timely with information and notification dates, and truly care about your film and your experience at the festival.
    Munich Film Awards is something special, I CAN'T RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH!
    Our entire team is thrilled you loved our short film Hindsight and we're honored to have been a part of the event. I can't wait to submit again in the near future!

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Michael,

    We really appreciate your kind words. We aim to create the best experience for our submitter so reading this review means a lot to us at the MFA team. Looking forwards to seeing what you submit in the future!

  • Santiago Carletto

    Munich Films Awards is not just a festival. It is the opportunity for filmmakers around the world to show their creations and connect with other filmmakers, wich is, I think, most important. I had the opportunity to know (via e-mail) other filmmakers who liked my work presented at the festival and with whom I keep in contact for future projects, which means that I probably travel to Munich to work with them. It is the first time that a festival gives me a value of that size. The communication with people of the festival could not be better. Every time I had a question they answered inmediately. Amazing experience.

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Santiago Carletto,

    We really try and focus on our networking aspect so we are honoured to hear your kind words about our event.

  • Very nice festival and great networking! Thanks!

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Sebastian,

    Thank you for the kind words.