Welcome beloved filmmaker! 🎥
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:
💫 Best Feature Film
💫 Best Short Film
💫 Best Drama
💫 Best Thriller
💫 Best Action
💫 Best Fantasy / Adventure
💫 Best Romance
💫 Best Comedy
💫 Best Horror
💫 Best Erotic Film
💫 Best Sci-Fi
💫 Best Crime/Gangster Film
💫 Best Mystery Film
💫 Best VFX
💫 Best LGBTQ Feature
💫 Best LGBTQ Short
💫 Best Western
💫 Best Musical
💫 Best Animated Feature
💫 Best Animated Short
💫 Best Documentary
💫 Best Micro Film (up to 1 Min)
💫 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 Indie Movies Spark Laurel to put on your poster and a Special Designed Official Certificate to show everyone proudly what a great winner you are! 😍 The winners will be announced through an email. If you have received the news that you won, you will receive your official certificates and laurels as soon as possible! This may take some time, but just know that we're working on it 💖
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).
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. 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. Unfortunately we don't share the wins on our website or social media anymore. If you win, we will email the certificates and laurels to the email that's written on the submitted project page. People often think that we award every production, but that is not true! We will watch every single project and only hand out awards if we actually feel the need to.
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.