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Get Discounts when you Submit to the Madura International Film Festival

Introducing the Madura International Film Festival. The Festival is one of the members of a consortium festivals group which has been established for eight years.
Enter the Festival with a 30% discount when you submit through FilmFreeway. Use this code: MADURA30 valid until December 22, 2018.

Welcome to Madura, a place with profound spiritualism, religion, and open-hearted people. Madura has a long history and patriotic trait that shaped what Indonesia is now. The island is ruled under the administration of East Java and located only on the other side of the Strait of Madura that is very close to Surabaya, the capital city of East Java. A few years ago, the strait was bridged by the beautiful Suramadu Bridge.
Even though Madura is very near to a cosmopolitan city, the island kept its originality and uniqueness. Back in the 16 century, they are a powerful and independent kingdom. It was famous for their fearless sailors as well as their unique culture and tradition, like the bull racing, traditional cloth, and the international famous herbal drink.
The Madura International Film Festival wishes to make the island and the culture famous internationally to profoundly appreciate the art the island has and the bravery of the Indonesian ancestors. We want to communicate the art of filmmaking and the modern film industry with the past, to honor the uniqueness of our culture and tradition and the good value systems that have been firmly held by our heroes and ancestors.
Madura International Film Festival invites all filmmakers, newcomers, film enthusiast, and students to shine their masterpiece in our Festival and make their voice heard through the work of art.


We are searching for film and documentaries about heroes and heroine, courage, spiritualism, religion, animal and tribe tradition, symbols, rituals, art, culture, literature, fable, ancient stories, ancient kingdoms, war, and inspirational films and documentaries about life-changing moments and events, showing strong characters. Editing, cinematography, and flow of the story will be highly put into consideration by the juries.
International movies with various spoken language are welcomed but must be added with English subtitles.
We don’t accept films with nudity, vulgarity, and films with prejudice, discrimination, and hatred message.
International Feature Film:
Feature-length narratives with a minimum running time of 60 minutes.
International Short Film:
Short narrative films with a run time of 59 minutes and below.
Documentary Feature:
Over 60 minutes in length
Documentary Short:
Runtime of 59 minutes and below
We are welcoming newcomers to the movie industry. The film director must state that the movie is his or her third movie (or under) on his/her application.
Any technique of animation, with a maximum duration of 125 minutes.
Music & Video:
Music videos under 5 minutes in length.
Art & Performances:

Theatrical performances, drama, pantomime, art performances, opera, dance, any art exhibition.
Production Category of Choice:
Various film production categories and performances such as directing, cinematography, editing, story, acting, sound, production design, costume design, music, costumes, etc.


Awards Ceremony will be held and hosted in Madura, East Java, in cooperation with the government of Madura and the Royal Palace in Madura. Many kings and queens from Nusantara will be invited. The festival will also be featuring screenings, film-making workshops, and a special meet-and-greet with the king. Winning filmmakers will also be introduced to the Madura custom and tradition.
Besides the formal and exquisite Event, winning filmmakers would have the chance to have a journey of the picturesque Mount Bromo, that sits in the middle of a dessert look-alike called the “Sea of Sand”, in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Bromo is also well known as the best sunrise experience in the world.


There are three ways to submit to the Festival:

1. Through FilmFreeway

CLICK HERE to submit through FilmFreeway.
2. Through Film Festivals Alliance (FFA)
Filmmakers are encouraged to submit through Film Festivals Alliance (FFA) and receive the benefit from the Money Back Guarantee Program.
CLICK HERE to submit through Film Festivals Alliance.

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