Eastern Europe International Movie Awards (EEIMA) is a Monthly and Annual 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 invited experts from academia and film industry.

Our Mission is to celebrate films and filmmakers from all over the world and to be the next step in their career.

Each month, EEIMA will award the best projects through public screenings at AYHAN ISIK PRODUCTION & 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 , it will be listed on our website, and may upload their credits on IMDB.

Also winning entries are recognized and awarded monthly at four levels:

Platinum Awards,
Gold Awards,
Silver Awards,
Bronze Awards.
and It can be given also Honorable Mentions.

At the end of each year, some of the Best Short films of every month will be chosen by the Jury to be screened during our public screening Event at KARACA CINEMA at the IZMIR CITY.

At the annual events, award winners receive also for free the official EEIMA trophy, an exclusive piece of art. These trophies can be ordered by any award winner from the monthly rounds.

Annual Event: June 24, 2021 at KARACA CINEMA IZMIR (delayed due to covid)

Short Film Categories

Best Short Film
Best Indie Short Film
Best Drama Short Film
Best Animation Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Student Short Film
Best Micro Short Film
Best Romantic Short Film
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Social Short Film
Best Mystery Short Film
Best Silent Film
Best Crime Short Film
Best Action Short Film
Best Thriller Short Film
Best Horror Short Film
Best Fantasy Short Film
Best Sci-Fi Short Film
Best Western Short Film
Best Children Short Film
Best LGBTQ Short Film
Best Drone Short Film
Best Environmental Short Film

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

EEIMA 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 39 minutes and 300 minutes for feature films. 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:

Eastern Europe International Movie Awards 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 EEIMA 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 PRODUCTION & ACTOR STUDIO IZMIR, every months. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless EEIMA, 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
  • Thanks for the jury to honour me by officially selected my Tamil short film “KAYAMAI” (TURPITUDE) and also It is my pleasure being a part of EEIMA.

    January 2023
  • Amazing Festival! Thank you for selecting my film! Looking forward to being a part of it again!

    January 2023
  • We are so thankful and happy to be a part of this incredible film festival! Such an amazing experience to be selected, then awarded for our efforts is so brilliant, what a joy it is to able to share our short film art,
    Omnipotent Resolution, with you and others! We look forward to our future endeavors with you! Yashiya blessings always! Thank you so much darlings!


    December 2022
  • Lauren Lorenzo

    Thank you for selecting 'A Ghastly Murder' in your festival. It is a great honour. Good luck with future festivals and I will be back xx

    December 2022
  • It was indeed a pleasure and an extraordinary experience with this fantastic festival. Thank you for acknowledging "Sura Khan's The chambers – In God we Trust" (Pilot TV show). We are truly grateful.

    November 2022