Submission Rules

A short film is any film with a run time under 40 minutes. Feature films should be over 40 minutes long.

Films of all languages are accepted, but non English language films should include subtitles.

Madonie Film Festival may or may not use submitted material for the promotion of the festival.

Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker, and each film may submit in multiple categories.

Madonie Film Festival, Region of Sicily accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury, or disappointment incurred or suffered by any person as a result of submitting a film to the Festival.

Submissions are made exclusively through Filmfreeway and are not refundable.

Madonie Film Festival reserves the right to rearrange festival programming until one month prior tothe event. 

The festival is not liable for costs associated with event changes. We will respect all plans unless faced withevents  we can’t control, as for Covid restrictions.


Awards are assigned monthly for each submission category and include:

1. A price for the best in every category (best documentary, best actor, best short film, ecc.)

2. A special mention for firms that did not win the first price but are considered outstanding.

Winners and Special Mentions will receive a free certificate (pdf). Physical prices are available for a fee.