Europe Independent Movie Festival (EIMF) is a Monthly Film Competition with a Public Screening Event held in the Izmir every months. We invite monthly submissions from around the world of films which demonstrate excellence in cinematography and other aspects of filmmaking. Submitted projects are judged by a team of experts from film industry. We want filmmakers from all over the world and to be the next step in their career.

Each month, EEIAA will award the best projects through public screenings at AYHAN ISIK ACTOR STUDIO. Every submitter can enter multiple categories in order to increase their chances to receive an award. Every Official Selection, Finalist and Winner will receive our Official Laurels; Award Winners will also receive their Certificate of Achievement in HQ digital format, will be listed on our website, The monthly winners at each categories may order a Trophy for $ 200 plus shipping per each and they may upload their credits on IMDb.
Winning entries are recognized and awarded monthly at four levels:
Platinum Awards,
Gold Awards,
and Honorable Mentions.

Short Film Categories
Best Short Film
Best Indie Short
Best Drama Short
Best Animation Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Student Short
Best Micro Short
Best Romantic Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Social Short
Best Mystery Short
Best Silent Film
Best Crime Short
Best Action Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Horror Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Western Short
Best Children Short
Best LGBTQ Short
Best Drone Short
Best Environmental Short
Feature Film Categories
Best Feature Film
Best Indie Feature Film
Best Drama Feature Film
Best Animation Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Experimental Feature Film
Best Student Feature Film
Best Romantic Feature Film
Best Comedy Feature Film
Best Mystery Feature Film
Best Crime Feature Film
Best Action Feature Film
Best Thriller Feature Film
Best Horror Feature Film
Best Fantasy Feature Film
Best Sci-Fi Feature Film
Best Western Feature Film
Best Social Justice Film
Best Biographical Film
Cast & Crew Awards
Best Director (Female)
Best Director (Male)
Best First Time Director (Female)
Best First Time Director (Male)
Best Student Director (Female)
Best Student Director (Male)
Best producer
Best Young producer
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Story
Best Special FX
Best Visual FX
Best Make-Up
Best Fight Choreography
Best Screenplay
Best Costume Design
Best Art Director
Other Categories
Best Web Series/TV Pilot
Best Music Video
Best Poster
Best Trailer/Teaser

Europe Independent Movie Festival is looking for Short Films as well as Feature Films, Documentaries, TV/Web-Series, Series Pilots, Student Films, Animations, Trailers, Music Videos, Commercials and Experimental Films. We accept films of any genres and in any language with a maximum length of 300 minutes for feature films and 40 minutes for short films and other types. Non-English films must have English subtitles.

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 scripts.
6. We don't accept excerpts/scenes from films: you must submit the entire film.

By submitting your film, take note that:
Europe Independent Movie Festival (EIMF) is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) from any film submitted for promotional purposes. The films will not be available online. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be submitted to multiple categories. Winning categories vary every month depending on the submissions we receive. If we think the categories submitted are not to a standard of a EIMF win, they will be removed. The competition reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove the 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. Only the Best Films of the month will be selected by the Jury for the Screening Event we host at AYHAN ISIK ACTOR STUDIO, every months. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless EIMF, 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.

Overall Rating
  • it was a Great experience. Thanks to the entire team for their hard work as well

    February 2024
  • Andrei Turcan

    Looks like scam, no updates, no communication. Money is gone. That is disappointing.

    January 2024
  • Margarita Bojilova

    This is an amazing festival! It is a pleasure to be part of it! It is really impressive how many different and interesting categories it has!

    December 2023

    It was a pleasure to participate in the festival and to been selected with our project "Lucy", but we did not reiceve the festival awards results.

    November 2023
  • Bil Richardson

    I want to thank the organizers of the Europe Independent Movie Festival. It was wonderful to be associated with this fine festival and I hope I’m lucky enough to be part of it again. Their organization and communication are excellent. Their dedication to, and love of, film shines through in everything they do. Bil Richardson, winner of over 50 film festival awards, with 40 years of experience in the industry.

    July 2023