Welcome beloved filmmaker! πŸŽ₯

Pure Magic International Film Festival is an independent film festival, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Our main goal is to 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. PureMagicIFF 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 are also IMDb verified!
This is our first year so we are celebrating! πŸŽ‰ We can't wait to watch all of your submissions!

Thank you!

The Pure Magic Team πŸ’«

After our jury makes the "Official Selection" decision, we will pick the best ones out of all those projects. The filmmaker will receive a notification of that through email. Some of our categories are listed 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 Pure Magic 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 πŸ’–

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

Pure Magic 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.

Pure Magic 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. 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.

Disclaimer
By entering your film for consideration for PureMagicIFF, 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 PureMagicIFF. PureMagicIFF 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 PureMagicIFF 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.

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  • A big thank you to Pure Magic International Film Festival for their great work and professionalism! Our DeJa Vu team was delighted to be part of this fantastic event! Thank you all!

    November 2022
  • SPP Bhaskaran

    Thank you for selecting our Visithiran-Best Actor category as a winner at Indie Movies Pure Magic International Film Festival! Your level of communication and professionalism has been outstanding! I'll definitely recommend other filmmakers to your festival.

    November 2022
  • Elias Neijens

    I am thrilled to have received the award best short film at this festival! I wasn't able to attend, but this award is extra special for me since Amsterdam is my birthplace! I would have absolutely loved to be able to attend and visit again. Thank you so so much!

    November 2022
  • David Aboucaya

    Great festival. Really honoured for awards

    November 2022
  • Thank you very much for awarding our short film, Last Known, with the Best Stunts Win. We tried to present a story driven action/thriller film, while using unique and fitting action and stunts. We greatly appreciation your recognition. Continued success with your exciting Festival. Dan

    November 2022