Years running: 34 (since 1985)


International Film Festival dedicated human rights issues and subject of health.


A judging panel of independent producers, specialist filmmakers and content experts chosen by Médicos del Mundo will select winners. All entries will be judged according to the values shown in the topic of the Festival, the content being based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They judge technical and narrative subjects according to protection of values written in Universal Declaration, giving priority to works that tells about actual and current topics.

The festival has two competition Sections: the Official Section and the Young Filmmakers Section. It will have a non-competitive Section also.


  • «Official Best Documentary» for best documentary in the official section;
  • «Best Documentary filmmakers Youth Section» for best documentary filmmakers youth section;
  • «Video-Journalism Award» for the best piece of video journalism in defense of human rights;
  • «Right to Health Award» for best documentary related to the Right to Health;
  • «Audience Award», voted by the public from all the documentaries in competition in the two sections (Official and Young Filmmakers).


  • Documental films (fiction or animation films will not accepted), national or international, made from the first of January 2018, and whose main focus deals with the violation of Human Rights proclaimed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its 30 fundamental articles. Contestants are encouraged to consider the subject of health as priority objective;
  • Works under 30 minutes;
  • Short film entry must be not longer than 30 minutes, in any format but DVD and H264 format are preferred for projection.

Submission is to be done through the online platform of A31 Film Fest:

Payment of post or any other material, as well as taxes or any other expenses derived from film release will be the author responsibility. The copies will not be returned.

Subtitles language: Spanish

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official website



Médicos del Mundo.
Artículo 31, Film Fest.
C/ Juan Montalvo, nº6, 28040, Madrid. España


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    October 24, 2017
  • Deadline
    February 01, 2018
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Works under 30 minutes.

  • Deadline — free
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