The Festival opens its doors to film enthusiasts, movie fans and students alike who want to get their start in the industry by meeting and connecting with industry professionals. We offers you the chance to meet other filmmakers and industry professionals to exchange ideas and collaborate in a highly creative and inspiring atmosphere. We strive to bring filmmakers from all over the world under one setting. We continue to represent filmmakers from all levels and experiences.

We enlighten, and entertain through a two days movie screening and performance festival. I.M.A.F.F has the objective of creating awareness through the projection of Independent films. We welcome submissions from a range of genres including short films, documentaries, features, animations and screenplays.

We at the International Media Arts Film Festival recognize and spotlight all the craftsmanship that goes into creating a film. We prove to be very valuable for women trying to build careers in fields where they’re still terribly underrepresented

On the Agenda,we have included two more special awards.
Best short Love story
Best Narrative.

Artists and dancers who would like to perform on this event, submit your music video content to be reviewed by the festival organizing committee.


Audience Award
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Editor
Best Cinematography
Best Animation
Best Comedy

Best Documentary
Best Drama
Best Fantasy
Best Horror
Best Low Budget
Best International
Best Music Video
Best Sci-Fi
Best Student

I.M.A.F.F juries are comprised of filmmakers, film critics and industry figures. jurors include Academy Award-nominated filmmakers and representatives from all over the world.

Additional prizes to be announced.

All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.

Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience at the I.M.A.F.F Screening

Nominations: All films nominated for every category.
Official Selection: Films selected for screening will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category

Award Winners: Chosen from both the Nominations and the Official Selection.

We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.

We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

If a Film is selected for the 2020 Festival, Applicant will deliver Publicity Deliverables to I.M.A.F.F Organizer. the Organizer will notify the directors of the selected films with details of how to delivery and the due dates of the Publicity Deliverables. “Publicity Deliverables” are: the trailer of the Film, the Film’s digital poster, and at least two stills from the Film.

By submitting a Film to the 2020 Festival, Applicant permits the Organizer and Festival Entities to use the following:
the Film’s title, the Film’s synopsis and other Publicity Deliverables, and any of the principal cast members’, director(s)’s, writer(s)’s, producer(s)’s, crew members’ names, voice, biographical information, and/or likeness, in the following media

I.M.A.F.F Website, I.M.A.F.F Social Media (including facebook), the printed 2020 festival film guide, the 2020 festival press releases throughout the universe, in perpetuity, without compensation, permission, or notification, solely for the purpose of advertising, publicizing, and promoting the International media arts Film Festival and the Film’s screening at the 2020 Festival