The 10th edition of Madrid Film Awards® (MADFA), one of the most prestigious festivals in Spain. An Official IMDB competition!

The Festival has 2 high-quality editions per year, and the best films meet at the annual event!
NEXT EVENT: May 17, 2024, at the Colegio Mayor Argentino Auditorium (Madrid, Spain)
(last event: https://www.madfa.com/event-2023)

We believe that cinema has the power to connect people through empathy. At the Madrid Film Awards, we are looking for stories that stay with the audience after leaving the cinema and challenge how we think and feel about the world around us.
We aim to promote the artists who tell these stories, by providing a platform for their work and recognizing their efforts with awards in a wide range of categories.

The members of our jury belong to a network of professionals, with years of experience in the industry.
The quality standard of this competition is very high and only awards the best films, so winners of this competition can be very proud of their achievement.

The Winners will receive Official Certificates and laurels MADFA

- Best Narrative Short Film (Fiction)
- Best Animation/Experimental Short Film
- Best Documentary Short Film
- Best Half-length Film
- Best Feature Film Fiction
- Best Feature Film Documentary
- Best Music Video
- Web Series / Tv Series

Additional Categories
- Best Director
- Best Cinematography
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor/Actress
- Best Trailer
- Best Poster
- Best 1 Minute
- Premio Ercolalo

1. PRESENTATION CATEGORIES:

A- The projects submitted to the Festival for consideration can be applied to a single main category (Narrative Short Film, Animation, Documental, Experimental, or Feature Film Fiction Documentary). However, you can submit the project for the additional categories you want, one, two, or all (Director, Soundtrack, Cinematography, etc.). Please select the category that best fits your project. The Festival reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project for any Festival program or delivery category.

B- Films must have been completed after 1 January 2022.

C- The festival has two editions per year and accepts all kinds of films from around the world, less than 25 minutes (Short Films), 4 minutes (Trailers), 8 minutes (Music Videos), between 25 and 59 minutes (Half-length Films), more than 60 minutes (Feature Films).
and Web/TV Series (full season, duration: unlimited)

2. PRESENTATION GUIDELINES:

Presentations are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway
You can send more than one project, as also previous projects that were not selected. You cannot send a project that was part of the Official Selection of a previous edition of the festival.

3. Language (SUBTITLE POLICY)

-If the film is in Spanish or English, subtitles are not required (although it is recommended)
-If the film is in another language, it must have subtitles in Spanish or English.
All languages ​​will be displayed in the original language.
** For shipping purposes, your movie can be in any language. However, if it is not in English or Spanish, the movie must have English or Spanish subtitles. All artists must respect all deadlines before and after the selection.

4. PROGRAMMING:

At the end of the selection process, the Festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided in the submission form to notify them about the acceptance status of the Project. The Festival rejects any responsibility and will not be responsible for any lack of contact with the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided is correct throughout the Festival selection period.

The Festival has no obligation to provide the Applicant or any other Project representative with any comments or returns on the submitted Project, any information related to the way the Project will be, or was reviewed; or any view that the Festival or any of the Project reviewers may have regarding the Project; Any reason why the Project, if not accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information related to the process of review, consideration and/or selection of the Festival regarding the Project specifically or presentations generally beyond the information established in these Rules and Regulations.

5. SELECTION AND JURY COMMITTEE:

The Selection Committee will consist of national and foreign people recognized in the world of cinema and culture. The Festival Directorate will appoint the members of the Official Jury who will assign the Official Awards to the competing sections. People who participated in the production or promotion of any of the films in the competition will not be eligible as jurors. In case of parity or controversies between the selected films, the President of the Jury will be in charge of the final decision on them. The decisions of the jury will be UNAPPEALABLE.
Also, filmmakers are responsible for complying with all the necessary guidelines and deadlines to guarantee the highest quality of their films.

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

All the above information will replace any other guide associated with the Festival. The Festival has the right to perform interpretations in any case not considered in these rules and regulations and may make exceptions as long as it is justified. The Festival Management will review unforeseen cases. Whenever a dispute arises over the interpretation of any of the articles in these rules and regulations, the resolution document will be the original and will be in Spanish.

A submitted project implies a total agreement with this document. Failure to comply with any of these articles may result in denying the participation of a project in the Festival.
Madrid Film Awards has the right to add, alter, change, or delete any part of the guidelines at any time without prior notice.

7 . SPECIAL CATEGORIES

* Premio Ercolalo 2024 * - (Ercolalo Award Only for Argentina)
Evento: 17 de Mayo 2024 en el Colegio Mayor Argentino - Madrid, España.

Requisitos:
1- La película debe ser de autoría argentina. (Filmada dentro o fuera del territorio argentino. Todos los géneros están permitidos) 
2- Debe haber sido terminada luego del 1 de enero de 2023.
3- Duración máxima: 15 minutos 59 segundos (créditos incluidos).
4- Inscripciones máximas: 1 película por autor.
5- Todos los campos deben estar correctamente completados.
6- Solo se aceptan enlaces de Youtube, Vimeo o Google Drive.
7- Los enlaces NO deben tener contraseña ni requerir autorización (solo para envíos a través de la web).
8 - Una película previamente nominada no puede volver a postularse.
9- La película presentada que no cumpla con estos requisitos será automáticamente descalificada.

Aplicable a todas las categories: al inscribir la película se aceptan las bases y condiciones del Festival, autorizándolo a proyectar libremente dicho material en el evento 2024. No ceder el permiso libre de proyección significará la anulación del premio, descalificación de la competencia y sanciones a futuras ediciones.

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  • Thank you for having my film in your festival! it was a great honor and expeirience for my self as a young Director and Animator.

    September 2023
  • Leslie Calvo G

    Wonderful festival, we were so excited to be a part of it and proud to receive an Official Selection for our short movie LA VOZ. Thanks so much!

    May 2023
  • Konstantinos Kakarountas

    Wonderful and exciting to be a winner of Best Screenplay and Nominee as Best Animation with our film "Christmas Present". It was a great experience and we highly recommend your festival! See you again with a new project in a future edition.

    May 2023
  • It is such an honor that my film "Nostradamus on disaster - drought" is awarded best Web. This is such an event being selected is worth bragging about and we are so fortunate to win an award. I'm an independent filmmaker with limited budget. You should not miss out on this.

    May 2023
  • Thank you for selecting our film "The Master of Sento". we are truly honored!

    May 2023