The GIMFA is a bimonthly film award that aims to promote the best of world cinema. The films are watched internally by qualified judges from the cinematographic environment. We know how difficult it is to produce an independent film, so your film will be treated the way it deserves.

All monthly selections will receive a laurel of selected. And the winners will receive a winner's laurel and a high quality certificate.


1. We inform those selected on the 20th of each month.

2. Your film subscription is valid for every month.


Best short film made with cell phone
Best Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best LGBTQ+ Short film
Best Horror Short film
Best Suspense Short film
Best Student Film
Best Actor of Short Film
Best Actress of Short Film
Best Supporting Actor of Short Film
Best Supporting Actress of Short Film
Best Director of Short Film
Best Editing of Short Film
Best Cinematography of Short Film
Best Production Design of Short Film
Best Costume Design of Short Film
Best Make-Up of Short Film
Best Screenplay of Short Film
Best Soundtrack of Short Film
Best Sound Design/Mix of Short Film
Best Trailer
Best Poster

I. All films that MUST have English language subtitles.

2. All entry fees are non-refundable

3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted, with separated submission and separated entry fee that will accompany each entry.

4. The decisions of the festival selection committee and jury will be final and indisputable.

5. Films that are submitted MUST BE the entrant’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 permission, regarding music, sound, images and etc. presented in their film. Therefore filmmakers MUST have all rights associated with their films and allow “GIMFA” to use clips for publicity purposes, including uploading a clip, trailer, Poster, Image online.

6. By Submitting your project to GIMFA, you allow our Festival to use press materials from the film (such as still photos, posters, trailers and clips) for promotional purposes in our website and social media. Therefore, all films selected for the Festival grant to GIMFA the rights to use press materials from the films for promotional purposes.

7. Gralha International Monthly Film Awards organizers reserve the rights to change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, awards & categories without prior consent or information to contestants.

8. We do not require premiere status.

The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the “GIMFA - Gralha International Monthly Film Awards”. The applicant confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the “GIMFA”.

After a film has been selected for the film competition, the filmmaker is notified via email only. The selected films will be published on the festival website. All films which are selected/nominated for the competition will be informed only by emails & listed on the festival website. No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non-selected films. The decision of the selection committee will be final and indisputable.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for awarding "Enter the Room" for an Honorable Mention at your festival. The communication was clear and concise and I received everything I needed. I had a good experience overall and will consider submitting future projects to Gralha International Monthly Film Awards.

    December 2023
  • James Anthony McElligott

    This was a great experience. I was kept up to date with the status of my submission all the time. I will enter again. ((::

    December 2023
  • We are super excited and honored to receive award in the category international short film from GIMFA, thank you for supporting our film "Lili sees you"!

    February 2023
  • Obi Ejikeme

    This was an interesting festival to be part of

    September 2022
  • Clelia Di Briggido

    It's an honor to win best female director and best trailer with my short Annavespa at this amazing festival! Thank you very much!

    August 2022