Embark on an extraordinary journey into the world of independent filmmaking through the dazzling realm of the "Madrid Film Awards." Let your imagination soar as you step into a realm where storytelling knows no bounds, and where each frame unfolds a new universe of emotions and perspectives. Just as the vibrant spirit of San Fermina's celebrations electrifies Pamplona, the "Madrid Film Awards" promises to fill your senses with exhilaration and wonder, unveiling a mosaic of diverse and compelling films that will enrapture you from beginning to end.

Brace yourself for a cinematic odyssey that transcends genres, as you are swept away by narratives that explore the very fabric of human existence. From the intricacies of our minds to the tapestry of our emotions, these films promise to be a symphony of experiences that will touch your heart, challenge your perceptions, and leave an indelible mark on your soul.

As the sun sets on May 14th, the curtains will rise at the Cineteca, inviting you to a grand celebration of creativity and innovation. The "Madrid Film Awards" stand as a testament to the unwavering passion of independent filmmakers who dare to dream, craft, and share their stories with the world. This is your moment to immerse yourself in a sea of inspiration, to bask in the glow of cinematic brilliance, and to join a community united by their love for storytelling.

Come, be a part of this enchanting rendezvous, and let the magic of the silver screen illuminate your spirit. The "Madrid Film Awards" beckon you to experience the extraordinary, to cherish the remarkable, and to walk alongside visionaries who redefine what it means to tell a tale. Seize the opportunity, for within these frames lies a world of wonder waiting to be discovered.

Event will be held on May 12-14.

All films in the official selection will compete for awards in the following categories, and the prestigious awards will be presented to the winners at the festival's annual closing ceremony.

Film of the festival

Best Feature
Best Short
Feature Documentary
Short Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Comedy
Best Science Fiction
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Cinematographer
Best Scriptwriter
Best Producer
Best Director
Best Composer
Best Human Rights
Best First Time Female Filmmaker
Best Nightmare Horror Film

1. Submission Format Films must be submitted via online screener.
2. Submission Eligibility - All submissions must have been completed after 1 January 2020. - MFFA requires that all films (excluding music videos) have not played to a public audience in Madrid before the festival dates. - Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted. - All films not in the English language are required to have subtitles.
3. Premiere Status -No premiere status required. - There is no Premiere policy for music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
4. Venue
Festival reserves the right to change the venue
5. Submission Fee All FilmFreeway submissions for MFFA are to be paid by credit card or PayPal. The submission fee is non-refundable.
6. Shipping All shipping and postage costs, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DCPs and additional materials sent to and returned from MFFA must be borne by the submitting party. MFFA will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. MFFA will not absorb any fees incurred in British customs. All charges must be pre-paid
7. Selection of Films Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria: - Quality of narrative and production values - Independent nature of the production
8. Notification MFFA endeavours to complete all selection procedures by 20th of Paril 2024 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time.
9. Festival Screenings Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) or video file (.mov or .mp4).in order to be screened at the Madrid Film Festival. The film title MUST be clearly labelled on the hard drive.
10. Scheduling Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of MFFA. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, MFA reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. MFA will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection.