Years running: 37 (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.


  • “Article 31 Documentary Award”, awarded to the best short documentary film shown in the official section of the Festival.
  • “Desalambre Award” awarded to the best Video Journalism work dealing with the defense of 5 ARTÍCULO 31 FILM FEST 2018 EDITION Human Rights, in collaboration with
  •  “Article 31 Fiction Award” awarded to the best short fiction film.
  •  “Film award of Public Health” awarded to the best documentary related to Public Health.
  • “Audience Award”, awarded by a voters who attended the film festival in all its sections.
  •  “Article 31 award, young filmmakers and novel directors”.


  • 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
    November 05, 2018
  • Deadline
    February 04, 2019
  • Event Dates
    1 — 30 April 2019
Categories & Fees
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