SMIFest Launches 2023 Call for Asian Filmmakers

  • Award, Competition
  • Spain
  • Fully Funding Type
  • Ended
  September 13, 2023

About Opportunity

SMIFest, a prestigious international film festival, has opened its submission window for talented filmmakers from Asia for the highly anticipated 2023 edition. The festival is scheduled to take place from October 8th to October 15th, 2023, in the vibrant city of Madrid, Spain. SMIFest has long been recognized as a premier platform for showcasing cutting-edge audio-visual works and emerging talents from countries across Asia, including Korea, Japan, China, India, and other prominent Asian nations. Beyond this, the festival serves as a catalyst for meaningful dialogues and collaborations with professionals in the Spanish and Latin American cinema industry. Filmmakers interested in participating are invited to submit their films using the festival's official submission form. The selection process for the 7th edition of SMIFest will be meticulously overseen by the Selection Committee, led by the Festival Art Director.

About Organizer

The Spain Moving Images Festival (SMIFest) is a prestigious international annual event hosted in Madrid, Spain. The primary objective of this festival is to champion and bolster emerging artists and filmmakers on a global scale. SMIFest achieves this by curating a diverse program that includes masterclasses, informative lectures, captivating film festivals, and competitive showcases.



SMIFest 2023 categories and awards:

  • Best Asian Short

  • Best Asian Video and Experimental Film

  • Best Animation

  • Best FIRST film

  • Best Filmmaker

  • Best Photography


  • Only Asian professional filmmakers and directors can participate

Project/event location:

  • Madrid, Spain

Participation fee:

  • Participation is free

Application requirements:

  • Online application form together with the film 

  • CV

  • All films submitted should be the artist's own copyright

  • The submitted films must be produced from 1st January 2021

  • All the films selected by the Festival will be presented in their original version with subtitles in Spanish or English

The submission closes:

  • 1 October, 2023


Opportunity Types
Award, Competition
Event Location
01 October, 2023
Funding Type
Applicant Country
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