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Introduction to the film festival

Madrid Film Awards® (MADFA) is one of the most prestigious festivals in Spain. An Official IMDB competition! RECENT EVENT: June 3, 2022, at the Colegio Mayor Argentino Auditorium (Madrid, Spain) 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, that challenge the way we think, and feel about the world around us. Our aim is 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.Sfilmmaker is our exclusive platform for cooperation in China, and we look forward to your good film.

Awards

The Winners will receive Official Certificates and laurels MADFA - Best Narrative Short Film - 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 - Ercolalo Award

Rules

Genre :Action Comedy War Science fiction Ethics Terror Thriller Violence Adventure Crime Family Music Love VR/3D Magic Fantasy Shootout Suspense Youth Inspirational Literary Biography Western Drama others Documentary
Subject :Unlimited Children Humanistic Animals Food Women Education City Campus Sports Gay Old man Environment Home Political Workplace Special people
Video Format :AVI HDV MPEG4 MOV MPEG

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 or 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 2021. C- The festival has two editions per year and accepts all kinds of films from around the world, less than 30 minutes (Short Films), 4 minutes (Trailers), 8 minutes (Music Videos), between 30 and 60 minutes (Half-length Films) and more than 60 minutes (Feature Films). 2. PRESENTATION GUIDELINES: 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 is, will be or was reviewed; 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 of 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. * Ercolalo Award 2023 (Opening Soon)Requirements: 1- The film must be of (Country announced soon) origin (all genres are allowed) and made after January 1, 2021. 2- Maximum duration: 20 minutes (credits included). 3- Maximum submissions: 1 film per author. 4- All required fields must be correctly completed. 5- Youtube, Vimeo, or Google Drive links are accepted. 6- The links must NOT have a password. 7- The submitted film that does not meet these requirements will be automatically disqualified.

Evaluation

  • Overall rating
Jury Profile
Jury Name Judge photos Jury Profile

Authorization type

    Exclusive Contract

Duration (several sessions)

    5

Film Festival Features

  • Red Carpet
  • Celebrity Guest
  • Film Screen
  • Trophy
  • Copyright transactions
  • Prize
  • Certificate

Dates & Deadlines

  • 2022-07-05
    Submission start time

  • 2022-09-10
    Earlybird Deadline

  • 2022-10-10
    Regular Deadline

  • 2022-11-10
    Extend Deadline

  • 2022-11-30
    Final Deadline

  • 2022-11-30
    Submission end time

  • 2022-12-15
    Finalist notification start time

  • 2022-12-15
    Finalist notification end time

  • 2023-06-10
    Award ceremony start time

  • 2023-06-10
    Award ceremony end time

Categories and fees

  • Narrative Short Film
    Video length :1 - 30
    Short Film 1min - 30min

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

  • Documentary Short Film
    Video length :1 - 30
    Documentary Short Film 1min - 30min

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

  • Animation Short Film
    Video length :1 - 30
    Animation/Experimental Short Film 1min - 30min

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

  • Narrative Feature Film
    Video length :60 - 300
    Narrative Feature Film more than 60min

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 22 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 22 Dollar

  • Documentary Feature Film
    Video length :60 - 300
    Documentary Feature Film more than 60min

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 22 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 22 Dollar

  • Music video
    Video length :1 - 8
    Music Video less than 8min

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

  • 1 Minute Short Film
    Video length :0 - 1
    1 Minute Short FIlm

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 6 Dollar

    Student: 4 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 8 Dollar

    Student: 6 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 8 Dollar

    Student: 6 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 10 Dollar

    Student: 8 Dollar

  • Additional Category (Best Director)(Short)
    Video length :1 - 30
    Additional Category for Best Director.

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Additional Category (Best Soundtrack)(Short)
    Video length :1 - 30
    Additional Category for Best Soundtrack.

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Additional Category (Best Screenplay)(Short)
    Video length :1 - 30
    Additional Category for Best Screenplay.

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Additional Category (Best Actor/Actress)(Short)
    Video length :1 - 30
    Additional Category for Best Actor/Actress.

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Web Series
    Video length :10 - 40
    Web Serie (Full season of episodes)

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

  • Best Cinematography(Short)
    Video length :1 - 30
    Additional: Best Cinematography

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Additional: Best Editing(Short)
    Video length :1 - 30
    Additional: Best Editing

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Additional: Best Trailer / Teaser
    Video length :0 - 4
    Additional: Best Trailer / Teaser

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

  • Additional: Best Poster
    Video length :1 - 180
    Additional: Best Poster

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 3 Dollar

    Student: 2 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 3 Dollar

    Student: 8 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 3 Dollar

    Student: 2 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 5 Dollar

    Student: 3 Dollar

  • Additional: Best Editing
    Video length :31 - 180
    Additional: Best Editing

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Best Cinematography
    Video length :31 - 180
    Best Cinematography

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Additional Category (Best Actor/Actress)
    Video length :31 - 180
    Additional Category (Best Actor/Actress)

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Additional Category (Best Screenplay)
    Video length :31 - 180
    Additional Category (Best Screenplay)

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Additional Category (Best Soundtrack)
    Video length :31 - 180
    Additional Category (Best Soundtrack)

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

  • Additional Category (Best Director)
    Video length :31 - 180
    Additional Category (Best Director)

    2022/09/10
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/10/10
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/10
    Extend Deadline

    Standard: 12 Dollar

    Student: 10 Dollar

    2022/11/30
    Final Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

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