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Open Submissions

We are accepting submissions of short films for the 2020 Madrid Film Festival, from 4/1/20 to 6/29/20.

Third Annual Short Film Showcase Seeks More Local Talent

Now accepting short films (thirty minutes or less) which were created over the past year in New Mexico.  The submission deadline is Monday, June 29, 2020


Submit an entry by including a link to your film (youtube, vimeo, dropbox, etc) in an email to info@theaterofdeath.org.  Please indicate the genre in which your film belongs (comedy, drama, thriller, music video, documentary, animation or non-traditional), and the production’s connection to New Mexico. Multiple entries are accepted and there is no submission fee. 

Films that win an award become eligible to join the Madrid Film Festival on Tour, going on the road to audiences all over the state. 


Thanks to a grant from The Kind World Foundation, for the first time this festival is able to offer monetary prizes:  $500 cash awarded to the film that wins the Festival’s grand prize, Le Palme d’Coal, and $500 cash awarded to the film that wins the best local Madrid film prize, the “Oscar” Huber.   To be eligible for the “Oscar” Huber local Madrid film award, it must be made by people who reside within fifteen miles of Madrid, New Mexico.  


The Third Annual Madrid Film Festival, appealingly hosted by Joe West and Andrew Wice, will be screened at the Engine House Theater on August 7, 8, 9.  Filmmakers whose work is accepted by the festival will receive free tickets and refreshments, and be invited to an exclusive VIP reception. 


Visit TheaterofDeath.org for more information.