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. 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 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 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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  • Mike Mannetta

    Fabulous festival and appreciate the award recognition for our work. Let us know if there is a listing of winners on your website.

    May 2022
  • Aptly named the whole experience was Pure Magic.

    armand~

    May 2022
  • Great festival! So proud of our award!

    May 2022
  • Erica Schreiner

    This festival never took place, they never responded to my emails when I asked about the festival. Then I received the following email from them:

    Dear Erica,

    We wanted to send you a personal message, because lately we received some news from our judges. They were so impressed by your production that they actually wanted to give you more awards, but since you didn't submit to as many, our rules stated that we couldn't :(
    We truly hope you submit again this month to as many categories as you wish since you will 100% win all the categories you submit to. Congratulations again with all the achievements of your great production and we hope to see you again <3

    All the magic,
    Pure Magic International Film Festival

    April 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Erica,

    We are truly sad to receive your review. We just read your email (the one you sent in November) and saw that it was put into our spam box, that's why we couldn't reply sooner. As of our notice we only received that one email? It would have been nice to send us one more email if you didn't get a reply, instead of putting a bad review after months of not contacting us. The festival actually took place! We can't invite a lot of people at the moment due to covid, but we do host the festival. It's mostly between members of our festival, and a few of our judges. We hope to welcome everybody soon! Your win did count and the only reason we had send you that follow up email, was because we actually liked your project and wanted to give you more. No other reasons intended. It makes us sad that this was your experience and we wish we could have responded sooner. Please, if possible delete your review. We hope that you're still happy with your win and wish you nothing but the best! <3

    All the magic and love,

    Team Pure Magic Film Festival

  • Frisco Cosme

    AMAZING! Thank-you for choosing Palm Reader as the winner for Best Music Video.

    April 2022