Strengthening the independent film industry, by giving you the opportunity!
This is the motto of ๐๐€๐‘๐‚๐„๐‹๐Ž๐๐€ ๐ˆ๐๐ƒ๐ˆ๐„ ๐€๐–๐€๐‘๐ƒ๐’, film festival with ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  in amazing city Barcelona.

Our target is to find talented filmmakers, screenwriters and help them to raise awareness of their work in an international film competition.

Barcelona Indie Awards provides not only a diverse cinematic experience for audiences, but also an enriching festival event for independent filmmakers. Thanks to cooperation with our distributors, you have a possibility to promote your project to professionals in film industry.

The first and second year of Barcelona Indie Awards welcomed projects and directors from different countries such as Spain, USA, Canada, UK, China, Italy, France and many others. Feedback and reviews of filmmakers who attended the Live Screening were a huge satisfaction for us and we are thrilled to organize next season.

Members of our team have been working for major film festivals over the years and we aim to help filmmakers in a different way, to get their project seen by an audience and distributors not only from Spain, but from the whole Europe.

๐๐€๐‘๐‚๐„๐‹๐Ž๐๐€ ๐ˆ๐๐ƒ๐ˆ๐„ ๐€๐–๐€๐‘๐ƒ๐’ is your entry point to the Spanish and European film market!

We know how difficult it might be, to produce and distribute your work, especially if it is a short film or an independent production. Our festival is the genuine opportunity for every filmmaker, in order to further showcase of your film, and get public feedback and recognition. There is no greater satisfaction than delivering a Premium Festival to the audience, to film professionals, and to our partners.

Barcelona is the best place for filmmakers and screenwriters who want to promote their independent projects. Famous directors such as Javier Ruiz Caldera, Kike Maรญllo, Mar Coll or Roser Aguilar were born in Barcelona, this makes this city one of the biggest European film hubs, which hosts hundreds of filmmakers, industry professionals and movie lovers annually.

Combination of tasty tapas, drinks and breath-taking coastal views with the selection of Best Indie Films meets at our live screening, which takes place at Cinema Instan.

๐’๐”๐Œ๐Œ๐„๐‘ ๐’๐„๐€๐’๐Ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐‚๐€๐“๐„๐†๐Ž๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐’:

๐Ÿฅ‡ ๐‚๐€๐“๐„๐†๐Ž๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐’ ๐๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐€๐“๐„๐ƒ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐Œ๐€๐ˆ๐ ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐™๐„ ๐Ÿฅ‡

๐Ÿ† Best Indie Feature Film (more than 36 minutes)

๐Ÿ† Best Indie Short Film (under 35 minutes)

๐Ÿ† Best Indie Super Short Film (under 10 minutes)

๐Ÿ† Best Short Film (under 35 minutes)

๐Ÿ† Best Short Documentary (under 35 minutes)

๐Ÿ† Best Feature Film (more than 36 minutes)

๐Ÿ† Best Feature Documentary

๐Ÿ† Best Music Video

๐Ÿ†๐€๐–๐€๐‘๐ƒ๐’ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐™๐„๐’๐Ÿ†

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐‚๐€๐’๐‡ ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐™๐„ ๐Ž๐… ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐”๐’๐ƒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ

๐Ÿฅ‡ All projects are reviewed by a professional Jury team and only the most exceptional (highest scored ones) submissions will be chosen as Official Selection earning the Laurels and Diplomas.

1. All films that are not in English, must have English language subtitles.

2. We reserve the right to not refund the submission. We will solve each refund issue individually.

3. Any technical issues with the submitted films are the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesnโ€™t work or doesnโ€™t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact us ASAP, if there are any issues with the submission process and we will find a solution.

4. The decision of the project selection status is final.

5. Short films must not exceed 35 minutes.

6. We accept multiple entries from one submitter.

7. The festival authorities have rights to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library and these materials can be used for educational, promotional or commercial purposes.

8. By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience and, under special circumstances, at online screening.

9. Official Selection: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.

10. Only winning projects from CATEGORIES NOMINATED FOR THE MAIN PRIZE are eligible to win the Cash Prize at the end of all festival seasons.

11. Films that are submitted must be the entrantโ€™s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images, etc. presented in their film.

12. Our festival reserve the rights to change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

13. By submitting to this festival you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

14. Winning and Honorable mentioned projects will be announced during the live event and on our website consequently.

15. Cash prize will be awarded during the Gala Event at the end of all seasons.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for the kindness and hospitality of the Barcelona Indie Film Festival. I received the best memory as a gift. Thank you!!
    I pray for good luck in the film festival!

    March 2023
  • Hello, "Barcelona Indie Awards" Film Festival!

    I have been honoured to be selected in two categories with my Short Film "From traffic to God".

    Thank You for evaluating my project and giving me a value Feedback.

    I am willing to point out, the NETWORKING and COMMUNICATION with participants are at a High Level( considering my side and experience of other Festivals where I have taken part as a Participant and Judge Member).

    In the long run, the "Barcelona Indie Awards" is worthy of an International Film Festival for Submitting your pictures.

    March 2023
  • I'm very proud that my screenplay, Tryst With Destiny - A Ghost Story, has been Officially Selected into the Barcelona Indie Awards this year. It's such a great opportunity. Thank you everyone and best wishes for everyone's success.

    March 2023
  • Christina Araujo

    great festival. will submit again

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words and for being a part of the Barcelona Indie Film Festival. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope that you will keep us in mind for future submissions.
    We are also glad to hear that you appreciated the gift of the best memory. We strive to provide our filmmakers with a memorable experience and are thrilled to have succeeded in your case.

    We wish you the best of luck in your future film endeavors and hope to see your work again at our festival.

  • Dante Silva

    Great Festival thanks for all

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations.