Welcome beloved filmmaker! πŸŽ₯

Indie Movies Spark International Film Festival is an independent film festival, located in Utrecht, The Netherlands. We are partners with "Pure Magic Film Festival", but work with different judges. Our main goal is to also give more opportunities for people to be taken seriously in the industry. A laurel or certificate could certainly help with that! We want to celebrate creativity, diversity, and independence in productions. IndieMoviesSparkFF is therefore a monthly film festival 🍿

Different from most film festivals is that we don't decline low budget productions. We will watch every single production we receive with pride. We know how hard it is as a filmmaker and therefore we will respect your baby ❀️
We can't wait to watch all of your submissions!

Thank you! Our team can't wait to watch all your projects in our private cinema.

The Indie Movies Spark Team

After our jury makes the "Official Selection" decision, we will pick the best ones out of all those projects. This follows after a long discussion with everyone included. The filmmaker will receive a notification of the win through email. Some of our categories are listed below, but we have many more! Here are some sorted below:

πŸ’« Best Feature Film
πŸ’« Best Short Film
πŸ’« Best Drama
πŸ’« Best Thriller
πŸ’« Best Action
πŸ’« Best Fantasy / Adventure
πŸ’« Best Romance
πŸ’« Best Comedy
πŸ’« Best Horror
πŸ’« Best Erotic Film
πŸ’« Best Sci-Fi
πŸ’« Best Crime/Gangster Film
πŸ’« Best Mystery Film
πŸ’« Best VFX
πŸ’« Best LGBTQ Feature
πŸ’« Best LGBTQ Short
πŸ’« Best Western
πŸ’« Best Musical
β€‹πŸ’« Best Animated Feature
πŸ’« Best Animated Short
πŸ’« Best Documentary
πŸ’« Best Micro Film (up to 1 Min)
πŸ’« Best Music Video (up to 5 Mins)

⭐️ Best Director
⭐️ Best Screenplay
⭐️ Best Leading Actor
⭐️ Best Leading Actress
⭐️ Best Supporting Actor
⭐️ Best Supporting Actress
⭐️ Best Score
⭐️ Best Editing
⭐️ Best Pornographic Film
⭐️ Best Production Design
⭐️ Best Visual Effects
⭐️ Best Cinematography
⭐️ Best Student Film
⭐️ Best Trailer (Up to 3 Mins)
⭐️ Best Concept
⭐️ Best TV Series
⭐️ Best Web Series

All the winning projects will receive a Special Designed Indie Movies Spark Laurel to put on your poster and a Official Certificate to show everyone proudly what a great winner you are! 😍 The winners will be announced on Instagram.

The filmmaker/creator/company that is submitting the production must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. Furthermore you agree to the following:

-You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for eventual promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- You must own all the rights to the film or have permission to use any songs included in your film.
-You agree to promote our festival on any and all social media pages

Indie Movies Spark International Film Festival does accept the following:
1. Films by passionate filmmakers regardless of sex, race, or country of origin.
2. Films with nudity.
3. Films that push the envelope or think outside the box.
4. Films in other languages if they HAVE English or Dutch subtitles.
5. Erotic and Pornographic Films.

Indie Movies Spark International Film Festival does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations.
2. Films that encourage hate, racism, transphobia, homophobia, etc.
3. Political films.
4. Films which are made before 2015.
5. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD).
6. Films without English Subtitles (if in another language).

Rights
By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (trailer, stills, poster, etc) can be uploaded/embed on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Pure Magic International Film Festival to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form. Also, the entry fee and services fee is not refundable and we do not provide any feedback whether your project has been selected or not.

How does it work?
After all submissions are complete for the month and provided your film is not only accepted but also wins some form of award, we will upload/embed your trailer/stills/poster on our website and social media for all to see.

Notification
You will be given many days notice that your film has reached the finals of our competition so you can post the amazing news on all of your social media pages. Indie Movies Spark International Film Festival will announce the nominations for every award on all social media platforms we have. The winners will be announced online on our Instagram page. Winners, nominees and unsuccessful films can be deleted from our website after the monthly competition ends at any time we choose without notice.

Disclaimer
By entering your film for consideration for IndieMoviesSparkIFF, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work online at IndieMoviesSparkIFF. IndieMoviesSparkIFF is also hereby granted the right to utilize the e-mails through which the entries were submitted as well as excerpts from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless IndieMoviesSparkIFF 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 of or damage to the screening videos entered. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway, you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.

We reserve the right to omit a particular award if we didn't receive enough entries in that category or if none of the submissions met our high judging standards. If we deem it appropriate, additional categories of awards may be presented. All nominees and winners will have laurels and certificates sent to them through email. No psychical awards in this festival.

Overall Rating
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  • For their first year this team is rocking it, publicity giving to each film maker for IMBD for their winners category, each month is something pretty special, hope this festival grows into something else. Their communication is excellent, kept me up to date, kept their word.

    July 2021
  • The 934 Productions

    Thank you for honoring our film; great communication and inclusive festival.

    July 2021
  • Mario Bobino

    I was very satisfied with being a part of this Festival. I really appreciate the effort into making this festival become a reality. My Film Won best Feature. Myself and team were very Honored. Once again Thanks Indie Spark Film Festival.

    July 2021
  • Lee Bailes

    Great communication and a friendly, professional team - thank you so much for selecting 'Imprint' and the award for Best Short Story / Script. I am so happy that I could be a part of your first festival year - of which I am sure there will be many more.

    July 2021
  • Bilal Hussain

    Thank you for awarding my two award winning films The Wheelchair And The Trap / Jessica: Part Two.
    The festival has good communication, selection of films and hospitality. A festival worth submitting at.

    July 2021