Join the new era of festivals

Welcome to the After Life festival, where we invite you to join the new era of festivals!

For over 10 years, we've been in the business of film production and understand the challenges independent creators face when trying to get their projects off the ground. The financial costs and personal efforts required to complete a project can be overwhelming, which is why we created After Life to help independent filmmakers achieve their goals.

Our festival is designed to support you in the initial process of launching your project. Our rates are the lowest on the market and we take care of finding sponsors to help you pay part of your registration costs. Instead of costing you 25/30 euros each registration, we offer them at a 60% discount, so you can focus on your creativity and not on the financial burden.

We also understand the importance of exposure and awards on the festival circuit. That's why our festival is monthly, giving you more opportunities to get exposure and nominations. With less competition, there is a much better chance of getting a nomination and receiving the recognition your project deserves.

Also, your success in our festival can help you to participate in bigger festivals. In many festivals, one of the elements that they look at when making a selection is the success of a project. By having After Life awards and nominations, it will be easier for you to participate in these bigger festivals.

We also provide exposure on social media. Each week, we'll post all projects signed up on All categories to our networks to help you promote your work and reach a wider audience.

At After Life, we believe in supporting independent creators and giving them a platform to showcase their work. Join us in the new era of festivals and take the first step towards achieving your dream. Thank you for considering After Life Festival as your partner in success.

After Life wants to help you in all this initial process.

It will be a small event attended by film students, university professors, film critics and moviegoers. Our goal is to provide an intimate and engaging environment for like-minded people to come together and enjoy the art of cinema.

To make sure we reach the maximum audience and as it is a monthly event, we have partnered with 6 cinema clubs in the autonomous community of Catalonia (Spain). We will rotate our events at your facilities, providing a unique and varied experience for our attendees. Each cinema club offers its own unique atmosphere and audience, allowing us to reach a diverse group of film enthusiasts.

We also know that attending festivals is currently difficult if you do not reside in the country. That is why we have made it possible for anyone to participate in our event by sending us a video. We will screen it before each event, giving everyone a chance to show their work and be a part of our monthly event.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that once a year we will hold an annual event in Verdi cinemas. This event will showcase the best projects submitted throughout the year and provide an opportunity for our attendees to come together and celebrate the art of cinema.

Thank you for considering our monthly movie event. We hope to see you at our next screening!

-Best Short film
-Best Indie Short
-Best Feature film
-Best Documentary
-Best Indie Feature/documentary
-Best Music Video

-Best Screnwriter
-Best First time screnwriter
-Best Feature script
-Best Short script

-Best Filmmaker
-Best Female Director
-Best Producer
-Best First Time Filmmaker
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Cinematography
-Best Edit
-Best sound/soundtrack
-Best visual effects/digital effects

-Best Animation
-Best Pilot
-Best Experimental Film
-Best Horror/Thriller
-Best Comedy
-Best Sci-fi /Fantasy
-Best Drama

1. No genre restriction, all style and all thematics are accepted.
2. No limit of production year.
3. Feature film: more than 60 minutes.
4. Short film: maximum 60 minutes.
5. Productions:

o Documentary: Unlimited.

o Music Videos: Unlimited

o Screenplay: Shorts up to 40pag. / Feature up to 180 pag.

6. We accept films and scripts in: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
We accept all other languages if they are subtitled in English, Spanish, French, German or Italian.

7. Submission fees are non-refundable and non reimbursable.

8. The participant allows "After Life Film Festival" to use samples of your work in a promotional way for the festival (maximum 1 minute).

9. Usage Rights

By submitting to our festival, the participant declares and guarantees that he/she is the holder of all usage rights necessary for the use of the film in the context of this agreement and that he/she is in a position to effectively grant After Life Film Fest these rights. The participant guarantees that by using the film in the context of this agreement, no rights of third parties, including persons depicted in the film, are infringed. The festival is not responsible for any legal action that may occur for infringing these rights.

Likewise, by submitting to this festival you agree to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

10. The festival does not pay a screening fee.

11. Organizers reserve rights to change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent.

12. The festival reserves the right to include new categories.

13. Our goal is to promote your work. By registering, you agree that we can send press releases about your project to distributors and festivals to promote your work.

14. Being a monthly festival we do the screenings through your filmfreeway project. Please keep your project updated. At the event we screened the winner of best short film, best music video and best indie short.

15. By submiting to "After life film fest" you accept all these conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Rogelio Robles

    What an honor to be awarded in this festival! I will definitely submit in the future!

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on winning with "Dark Room". The public was delighted. Keep it up because you have a great future. Thank you Rogelio.

  • James Atkins

    Delighted to have won Best Comedy for my short film The Witch Hunters are Coming.

    Also really great communication from the festival

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much James and congratulations on winning with "The witch hunters are coming".

  • Zeff Lawless

    Delighted to have my Dark Comedy/Fantasy/SciFi feature script “Kerry Cowboys” has won Best Feature Screenplay at the After Life Film Festival.
    What an honor to be with such great company and great festival. Thanks to the wonderful team at After Life!

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Zeff. We have been following your career for a long time and we already discovered you with Bingo. And now you surprise us with a wonderful feature film script. Congratulations on the work done at Kerry cowboys.

  • Lena Heiler

    This festival is highly recommended. Under all festivals it is keeping the personal touch to the busy film festival world. Especially for underground, low-budget/no-budget films it is a great opportunity. I felt very apprechiated. A big thank you to the team around After Life Film Fest.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Lena, congratulations on winning with Eskal for best music video. The visual aspect is very interesting.

  • Kagan Goh sharing the good news that my film THE DAY MY CAT SAVED MY LIFE is the Winner of the Best Experimental Film Award by the After Life Film Festival. I am deeply honoured to have my film showcased at this prestigious film festival. The programmers and organizers were courteous, professional, personable and friendly in their communication and went the extra mile for the filmmakers. The programming of this film festival is second to none. I highly recommend submitting to this amazing film festival.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Kagan. Congratulations on winning Best Experimental Film with "The Day My Cat Saved My Life."