Welcome beloved filmmaker! 🎥

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! 🎉 We can't wait to watch all of your submissions!

Thank you!

The Pure Magic Team 💫

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:

💫 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 Special Designed Pure Magic 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, IMDb and our official website.

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).

Services
By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you agree to let us use your submitted data to create what you have asked us to and review your production. All reviews will be published on our website and social platforms.

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. Pure Magic International Film Festival will announce the nominations for every award on all social media platforms we have. The winners will be announced online during a Live Stream on Youtube. More info will follow once you are selected. 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 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.

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • We were blown away by the filmmaking love and communication throughout the festival! And, FIVE AWARDS!! WOW! Thank you so much for honoring our comedy short! #MarriageFitMovie cast & crew LOVE!

    February 2021
  • Katy Jordan

    I couldn’t answer for hospitality and networking due to covid, but even with a travel stopping pandemic, this is one of the most inclusive and welcoming festivals I’ve come across.
    Having submitted before, they asked for me to submit again as they felt they couldn’t give my films the credit they felt were deserved - there was no greater honour than to be included here, and I cannot wait to return!

    January 2021
  • Good festival. I was selected for an honor award, which I really appreciate, though they don’t explain what that is exactly. Also it’s awesome they are IMDB certified, however the award has not shown up on my IMDB page as of yet. Overall, they kept true to their deadline times and were great in advertising all the films selected to their festival as well as the finalists and winners.

    January 2021
  • Gregory Edwards

    This was a great film festival. They reached out to me via Instagram to advertise their festival and communication was very smooth when I had a lot of questions.

    January 2021
  • Excellent communication from staff at Pure Magic International Film Festival. We were so thrilled to win best comedy short AND best original song!

    January 2021