Grounded Film Festival

Do you think you have what it takes to produce a film during the current worldwide lockdown?  If the answer to that is YES, the Grounded Film Festival may be your golden ticket to a much larger, worldwide audience for your work.

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What is it about?

“Grounded” is a FREE to enter project organised by Marbella International Film Festival, trading name of New World Trust, a not for profit organisation that supports many different programmers and initiatives within the industry.

Grounded is aiming to provide a record of these unusual times, caused by Coronavirus which has forced the population to self isolate and remain at home.

The project is supported by many organisations and individuals and is open to everyone who wishes to create a film during the period of isolation.

The film can be made individually or with the help of others who are self isolating, on any subject matter and any genres, using cameras, or mobile phones, or computer generated animation, in any language with running time between 2 to 15 minutes.

All submissions would be previewed and short listed before appearing on MIFF site which would be open to public for viewing.

The selected films would be assessed by panel of judges and short listed for the GFF award to be presented at the awards ceremony.

The finalists would receive an awards certificate authenticated by the Marbella International Film Festival to be displayed on social media as well as other sites.

The winner shall be invited to the prestigious MIFF awards ceremony being held in October 2020 at the beautiful city of Marbella, and to attended the gala night where they will collect the award for the best film.  Your movie may also be included in our networking and events schedule as part of the festival.

Your film will be screened at the prestigious Teatro Goya complex as part of the 2020 Marbella International Film Festival.

How to Enter


Plan your idea after reading our terms & conditions


Create your masterpiece before the deadline


Submit your movie using the link to FilmFreeway on this page


Sit back and wait for judging to proceed