LesGaiCineMad Madrid International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is a LGTB Film Festival in seen in Spanish Speaking countries. The inaugural edition was held in 1996. With an estimated audience of more than 14,000 spectators, it is the most important Madrid festival and is covered by the Spanish Press.

Awards & Prizes

Audience Awards:
Best Spanish Film (from any section): 1000€
Best Film Directed by Women (from any section): 1000€
Best Feature Film (Official Section and Panorama International): 3000€
Best Documentary: 1000€
Best Documentary Short: 500€
Best Fiction or Experimental Short Film: 500€

Jury Awards:
A professional Jury will award around 15 prizes in the different categories with an Official Diploma certifying it. Among them, some including Cash Prizes to support the Short Industry:
SECCIÓN OFICIAL LARGOMETRAJE:
Best Feature Film
Best Director
Best Acting
Best Screenplay
SECCIÓN OFICIAL CORTOMETRAJE FICCIÓN:
Best International Short Film: 500€
Best Spanish Short Film: 500€
Best Experimental Film or Videoart Piece
SECCIÓN OFICIAL DOCUMENTAL:
Best Documentary
Best Documentary Short: 500€
Best Spanish Documentary
Best Direction

The films may be eligible for other upcoming awards (Awards in our extensions or from our sponsors).
The Cash Awards are considered as screening fees for further extensions of LesGaiCineMad in Spain, Africa or Latin America.

Rules & Terms

INTRODUCTION

The International Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Madrid Film Festival accepts films of all nationalities with LGBTIQ themes, which may be eligible for the various sections of the festival: Feature Films (Official Section and Panorama International), Short Films and Video Art, and Documentaries. The works must not have previously premiered in Spanish cinemas, been broadcast on Spanish television or made available to the public on the Internet in Spanish territory prior to the festival, and must have been copyrighted no earlier than 2015. All feature films must be yet unreleased in the Community of Madrid; in the case of the shorts films, this will not be considered a prerequisite, but will be considered positively. The organization reserves the right to include films that do not meet these conditions in the program, albeit not a part of the Festival’s official contest.

AWARDS

Audience Awards:
Best Spanish Film (from any section): 1000€
Best Film Directed by Women (from any section): 1000€
Best Feature Film (Official Section and Panorama International): 3000€
Best Documentary: 1000€
Best Documentary Short: 500€
Best Fiction or Experimental Short Film: 500€

Jury Awards:
A professional Jury will award around 15 prizes in the different categories with an Official Diploma certifying it. Among them, some including Cash Prizes to support the Short Industry:
SECCIÓN OFICIAL LARGOMETRAJE:
Best Feature Film
Best Director
Best Acting
Best Screenplay
SECCIÓN OFICIAL CORTOMETRAJE FICCIÓN:
Best International Short Film: 500€
Best Spanish Short Film: 500€
Best Experimental Film or Videoart Piece
SECCIÓN OFICIAL DOCUMENTAL:
Best Documentary
Best Documentary Short: 500€
Best Spanish Documentary
Best Direction

The films may be eligible for other upcoming awards (Awards in our extensions or from our sponsors).
The Cash Awards are considered as screening fees for further extensions of LesGaiCineMad in Spain, Africa or Latin America.

APPLICATION

Films may be submitted before 15th of July through the FilmFreeway platform (these platforms can have a cost for the festival). Also they can be sent by an online screener along with the completed application form and specified materials, without any cost, to films@lesgaicinemad.com. Initial edits will be accepted, provided the finalized copy of the film is made available before September 20th. If online viewing is not possible, contact us for further instructions.

FORMATS

Acceptable formats for display (in order of preference) are: AVI HD, MP4 HD and Blu Ray (no DVDs are accepted for display). The DCP format will only be accepted if audio or subtitles are available in Spanish. The festival will not return disks used for display unless prepaid postage is provided.

NOTIFICATION

Notification will be sent before 15 October 2017 by email to the address indicated on the application form. If you have any questions you may write us to confirm the status of your work.

PROMOTION

Extracts (up to 4 minutes) of the promoted titles may be made for television or other promotional purposes. The material provided by the director may be used for promotional purposes or for the festival catalogue. LesGaiCineMad Organization must be informed in writing of any restrictions in regard to materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES

LesGaiCineMad assumes no liability for damage or loss of material during transportation. If damages occur during the festival, the organization will be limited to bear the costs of repair or replacement of the copy. The festival is not responsible for any offenses related to copyright, these being the sole responsibility of those submitting the work.

PRESENTATION OF A FILM IN ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED FORMATS IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES OF LESGAICINEMAD (SUPRA), AND DECISIONS OF THE ORGANIZATION IN CONTINGENCY WITH THIS ACTIVITY.

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    Cati and Mike Gonzalez

    LesGaiCineMad es el mejor Festival de Cine de habla hispana del mundo. Nuestra película tuvo su estreno en España y fue muy bien recibida por el público en Madrid. Ellos promocionan tu película al máximo y también tienen una red de apoyo muy amplia. Por supuesto, recomendamos este Festival para cineastas que buscan proyectar su próxima película en Madrid, España! ¡Olé! y ¡Olé!

    Translation in English:

    LesGaiCineMad is the best Spanish speaking Film Festival in the world. Our Film had it's premiere here and it was very well received by the audiences in Madrid. They are very supportive and have a very broad support network as well. We recommend this Festival for Filmmakers looking to screen their next Film in Madrid, Spain!

    November 2016