Barcelona International Film Festival is an international competition celebrating every three months, the best and major independent films and filmmakers from around the globe. The most adventurous audiences are waiting for you!
Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to be the next step in their career.

All nominees participants receive the notification letter along with our Official Selection laurel.
Our Jury will award the best films through private screenings. Every submitter can enter multiple categories to increase their probability to win an award. Every Official Selection Member will receive our Official Laurels. Award Winners will also receive our Official Certificate in High-Quality digital format, will be listed on our website, may order their Trophy, will be shared on our social media and can upload credits on IMDb.

Submissions DO NOT guarantee selection.

-All international films MUST have English subtitles if in another language.
-Official Selections will be announced on the website, social media and partners.

We are mainly looking for: Feature Film, Short Films, Documentaries, TV/Web-Series, Series Pilots, Student Films, Animations, Trailers, Music Videos, Produced and Unproduced Scripts, Commercials, Experimental Films, Professional Mobile Films and Disruptive formats as Portrait Orientation.
We accept films of any genre, length and language.
Any genre and any length of film will be considered
(STAGES: 1. Selection, 2. Nominees, 3. Finalists, 4. Award-Winners.)

WE DO NOT ACCEPT 1. Amateur videos. 2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 3. Pornography. 4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 1080p HD). 5. We don't accept excerpts/scenes from films: you must submit the entire film.

By submitting your film, take note that: The Barcelona International Film Festival is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) from any film submitted for promotional purposes. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be submitted to multiple categories. Winning categories vary depending on the submissions we receive. If the administration thinks the categories submitted are not to a standard of the Barcelona International Film Festival win, they will be removed. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove a movie from the competition at any time. Entry fees are non-refundable.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for possible screening (private and/or public) and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Barcelona International Film Festival, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss or damage of the screening videos entered.
** (when Expedited feedback, If no main category is selected, the entry will be disqualified)**
Note: any DISCOUNT CODES ARE NOT VALID for the purchase of trophies at “FilmFreeway”. DISCOUNTS CODES ARE VALID, ONLY for submit films at the festival. If there is a trophy purchased at “FilmFreeway” with a discount code, that purchase will be CANCELED. - Remember that payments are not refundable.

** This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Barcelona International Film Festival® 2021 All Rights Reserved **

Overall Rating
  • Baris Celiloglu

    We are so happy to be a part of this festival! And it has been an honour to be in their official selection.

    July 2021
  • Marlin Darrah here, director of AMAZON QUEEN. We are excited this morning to receive word from you that we have won the "BEST FILM" award at you festival. We are deeply honored and are now sharing the news far and wide. I've filmed in your city many times, and I look forward to one day meeting your team in Barcelona - truly one of the great cities of the world.

    July 2021
  • Very honored to have been among the lucky ones selected ! A very attentive team and an incredible opportunity for the future. Thank you for everything

    July 2021
  • Humbly honored as a winner of the Barcelona International Film Festival! They're an amazing group of people running it. Highly recommend being a part of this prestigious festival that adds great value to the film industry. All the best, Kalliope

    July 2021
  • Caitlin Boddy

    This is a wonderful festival with wonderful judges and a great experience throughout the entire process! They are very communicative and give you excellent feedback! Will absolutely participate in future years!

    July 2021