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ABOUT US

The Madrid Film Awards - MADFA is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Spain. Based in Madrid, Spain. An Official IMDb Competition! 

We believe that cinema has the power to connect people through empathy. At the Madrid Film Awards, we are looking for stories that stay with the audience after leaving the cinema and challenge how we think and feel about the world around us.


Our aim is to promote the artists who tell these stories, by providing a platform for their work and recognizing their efforts with awards in a wide range of categories.

The Festival selection committee is renewed every year but retains the premise of assuring competitors to evaluate them at their highest level. Only valuable films can receive the Competition Winner Certificate and Trophy.

Those selected and winners of each edition will be announced through the MADFA Website, official platforms and their social networks.

OUR EVENT TEAM

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Roberto I. Ercolalo

Festival Director

Italian-Argentine director, writer, and producer of short films. Judge of the Durban International Film Festival 2023 (Official Academy Award®, Qualifying Festival) Judge of Los Angeles CineFest (2018-2022), Co-Founder and Director of the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BUEIFF) since 2019 and Director of the Madrid Film Awards (MADFA).

Nominated for an Academy Award®, Canadian Screen Award®, and BAFTA® Qualifying Film Festival in the United States (Rhode Island International Film Festival). Winner of 15 official IMDb film festivals, his works have obtained 160 international laurels in 34 countries.

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Mery Rose

Festival Host 2024

22-year-old Spanish actress and model.

Mery has participated as a producer, director and writer in various projects, she is currently in the process of creating "Lazos", playing "Ángela" and in the production with Giovanny.

She studies Performing Arts and Film Acting at the TAI University (Madrid, Spain). She has starred in various audiovisual projects such as "La Assistant", "Muted", "El Amarre", "And Ese No Es Lucas" among other projects such as VideoClips and Fashion Films.

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Rodolfo Barrese

Festival Colaborator

Colegio Mayor Argentino of Madrid

He has a degree in history, and worked as a university professor for many years.

 

Also, is the current director of the Colegio Mayor Argentino (CMA), the official venue of the 2023 Event.

The CMA is a university residence belonging to the Ministry of Education of the Argentine Nation located in the university city of Madrid, Spain, and attached to the Complutense University.

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Victoria González Montani

Festival Press (reporter)

Model, Actriz, and Journalist
She has a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

 

She trained me with Sandra Golpe, Javier Gallego, and Pablo Conde, in the On-Camera Voiceover course at Atresmedia Formación, and with Esteban Roel at the Madrid Film Institute in the New Actors course. She train in the theater with Zaida Alonso and Daniel Orgaz and also she did a workshop on camera movements at the UCM.

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Sofía González Montani

Festival Press (camera)

Currently, is a last-year student at the Complutense University of Madrid, majoring in Information and Documentation.

 

She also has training in several areas such as photography, video, acting, and design.

During the event, you will record the official MADFA interviews on the red carpet, which we will conduct with our international guests.

The interviews will be available on the Festival website and social media.

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Jeanette Acosta

Festival Host 2023

Advertising Graphic Designer, Head of Brand, and Leader at Global Wizards, a Digital Marketing, Development, and Video Game services agency with a presence in the United States, Argentina, and Europe. She has been involved in organizing events such as TEDxSanIsidro, TEDxVillaUrquiza, Fuckup Nights Buenos Aires, and other initiatives as part of the team of Ciencia Argentina.


Currently, she actively participates as a panelist in "Desayuno con Diseñadores", a weekly live broadcasted on Youtube and Twitch sponsored by the University of Palermo, Pantone, and Trimarchi.

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Nuria Morcillo Bonillo

Festival Reception

Creative, photographer, and craftsman. Graduated in Cinema and Culture from the University of Córdoba, Spain.


She has always been fascinated by everything behind the cameras and the work done until it reaches the screen. She worked as a photographer at events and as a production and wardrobe assistant on small shoots. She participated in the radio program about the cinema "Anocece que no es poco" on Neo FM.

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Carolina Guna

Festival Partner

Haute Couture Designer and founder of the Carolina Guna brand.

The brand was born in the spring of 2008, with a dreamy, entrepreneurial, and dynamic spirit that, together with her unique and controversial vision, marks her exquisite character although at the same time obsessive for detail. In love with her profession.

 

Since 2011 she has shown her most exquisite creations at the glamorous Cannes Film Festival in France.

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Lydia Lucena Lucas

Festival Press (videographer)

Lydia has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. She has worked in different audiovisual areas, such as photography or video editing, as well as having been a camera operator on numerous projects, both fiction, and non-fiction.

 

In 2023 she directed her first short film, Oro, which is in the distribution phase and has received several selections at national and international festivals, and the award for best direction at the Mostra de Cinema Jove d'Elx.

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Agustín Luque

Festival Bartender

Argentinian barista and bartender.
Studied in Buenos Aires the technical of the specialty coffee of several countries for many years.

In 2022 he moved to Madrid to continue perfecting himself in the art of specialty drinks.

He joins the MADFA 2023 event to enhance the guest experience with complimentary cocktails at the reception.

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Miguel Molinares

Festival Press (photographer)

Spanish Director of Photography, photographer, and cameraman.

He has years of experience in sports, technology, and national, and international events of large companies, such as Caixa Forum, Intel, and CNMV, among many others.

Also, he participated in many awarded films and web series as a Director of Photography and cameraman.

EVENT 2023

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