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
  • Thank you for selecting our documentary "The Disparity". What a great honor that is. Bless you all!

    Madeline Kelley (Scriptwriter & Movie Producer)
    Kamnar Productions, LLC

    September 2021
  • It was great to be included in this festival. Thank you for hosting our film. Great communication and amazing programmers who went above and beyond!

    September 2021
  • Awesome! Loved the festival! Superb.

    September 2021
  • Ana A P. Braunstein

    Thank you Barcelona International Film Festival! It's been an honor to be a part of your Film Festival! Ana A P Braunstein

    August 2021
  • Leandra Hoffmann

    Thank you very much Barcelona International Film Festival for the honor to be chosen as one of the winners. We really appreciate your professional acknowledgement of our work!

    August 2021