The BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL is a four days experience where the streets and theaters of the city of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil become platforms dedicated to celebrate, encourage and reward the cinematographic art. In this week of celebration, everyone can attend for free the screenings of short films, feature films, music videos and web series around the world.
The invitation is for the coming November to the most populated city of the northeast of the Amazonian giant, Brazil; Where nationals and tourists will approach the seventh art.

Best Fiction Short film, Best Documentary Short Film, Best Experimental Short Film, Best Animation Short Film, Best LGBT Short Film, Best Horror Short Film, Best Fiction Feature film, Best Documentary Feature film, Best LGBT Feature Film, Best Horror Feature film, Best Web Series, Best Music Video

- Any national or foreign filmmaker who wishes to do so may participate.
- The theme of the films is completely free and can be of any genre.
- Films will be presented in original language. Short films not spoken in Portuguese should have subtitles or transcription of dialogues in Portuguese or English.
- Types of movies:
• - Short films: less than 35 minutes
• - Feature films: more than 36 minutes
• -Web series: less than 60 minutes per chapter
• -Music video: less than 25 minutes
-Competitive genres:
-The film will be presented in digital format.
-The organization will be in charge of selecting among the enrolled the films that will participate in the competition. All films must make the registration through the platforms of authorized festivals.
-Jury and Prizes: The jury will be composed of 3 professionals from the national and national cinematographic mediums and will award the prizes, in addition to the honorable mentions they deem appropriate.
- The prizes of each category will be announced in the media of the festival including social networks and web page.
- The producers and directors of the films that have been selected and awarded, undertake to mention this in all publicity and press material, respecting the exact wording of the jury's decision and using the Festival's official laurel.
- The inscription of a film means the acceptance of the present regulation.
-Notification: The official selection of the festival will be held on October 29; Will be informed by email to the selected, as well as the general public through the social networks and the festival web.
- The participants in this show accept each and every one of the points that form the basis of this edition of the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021
  • Cagdas Celtikli

    Thank you so much. Good Festival with nice communication. We are very happy, that they were able to organize a Festival within this difficult year.

    November 2020
  • Linda Nash

    Would love to come to the beautiful country of Brazil. Thought the festival looked wonderful, full of spirit and life and open to many perspectives. Thank you so much for picking my piece, "A Tale of Three Trees" for "Best Music Video"!!!

    November 2020
  • Great people! Thank you so much for your excellent communication and quick response.

    March 2020
  • Manuel Marmier

    I’m very happy and very proud that my short film KIKO'S SAINTS has been selected to the festival, all the more since it won the category "best LGBT short film".
    Unfortunately I couldn't attend to present the film.
    I was very curious how the audience reacted to the screening.
    I wish I could be in Bahia to enjoy the festival.
    I wish to all the festival team all my best and once again many thanks for this selection.

    November 2019