28 May 2018
Call for entries

20 May 2020
Festival closed

15 Jul 2020
Notification date

11 Jul 2019
19 Sep 2020


127 Schleißheimer Straße,  80797 , Munich, Bayern, Germany

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 11 July 2019      Festival end: 19 September 2020


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 film-makers around the world. With over 2100 submissions in our first months, we are growing to be one of the most popular festivals around!

Munich one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with its wonderful film scene and stunning architecture, will be home to our annual film festival every year.

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 film-makers globally through reviewing, judging, marketing, and distribution networking. MFA accepts all We accept 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 on our live screening.

Good luck!

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 2019/2020 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. By submitting to the festival, you confirm that the film is authorized to use all images, sounds and music appearing in the film. Your submission also implies that you have read and understood the festival regulations. Finally, you agree to allow MFA the use of your film and publicity materials from your film for promotional purposes.

*International films are required to have English subtitles

*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!

*Features are any film over 45 mins. Short films are 45 mins and under.

*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.

* 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.

*Films must be 2012 or newer to qualify for an award. Awards consist of Trophy, Certificates, Laurels and a chance to win a cash prize starting from $200!

*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.

*MFA reserves 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 on is given all rights to use your film or script for the marketing and advertising process.

*One entry fee per category. The same film can be entered into one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee.

*All fees are non-refundable

*All selected and winning nominees will be contacted by the MFA team a month prior to the Event date for further information.



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