We are an independent international film festival based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sofia is a diverse and fast-paced metropolitan city; in addition, it's an internationally recognised hub for film production and education.
We truly believe that Sofia can become an important point of attraction for filmmakers and screenwriters from all over the world!
Please, welcome!

Our Categories:
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Experimental Feature Film
Best Animation
Best Short Documentary Film
Best Feature Documentary Film
Best Music Video
Best Dance Video
Best Microfilm
Best Short Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Television Screenplay
Best Script Unproduced
Best Feature Film Director
Best Short Film Director
Best Director Debut
Best Student Film
Best Producer
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Director of Photography
Best Editing
Best Composer
Best Costume
Best Visual Effects
Best Scenography
Best Drone Video
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Dark Comedy
Best Black&White Film
Best No-Dialogue Film
Best Romance
Best Fantasy
Best Sci-Fi
Best Action
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Historical Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best War Film
Best BLM Film
Best Mobile Film
Best Sport Film
Best Symbolic Film
Best ECO Film
Best Erotic Film
Best Web-Series
Best TV Pilot
Best Original Song
Best Poster
Best Trailer
Best Photography

Every Official Selection, Honorable Mentions and Winner will receive our Official Laurels. All Official Selection, Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be listed on our website and social media. Best of the Season, are automatically qualified to compete at the annual event.
Our ANNUAL EVENT will be held in Sofia in April 2024.
Our yearly winners will receive award certificates and goodie bags during the festival.

1.Films can be of any genre and come from anywhere in the world as the festival is an international competition.
2. We can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills for promotional purpose (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film)
3. All Entries must be in English or with English subtitles
4. Entry fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • One of the best Festivals today across the board! Thank you guys for your support, professionalism and the awards. They mean a world to us.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

    December 2023
  • thank you for recognizing Planetary Rebellion as best music video. Great honor and pleasure to be part of your magnificent festival Thank you

    November 2023
  • anne gart

    A note of gratitude to Sofia IFF team for providing excellent festival experience and for including our projects into your programme: Flights (Honourable Mention) and New Test 1-2-3 (Official Selection)!

    November 2023
  • Thank you for recognizing my script as a Winner in the Best TV Pilot category. An enjoyable experience throughout!

    November 2023
  • susan osberg

    I was happy to have Mining the Moon selected but other than that not much in the way of communication.

    October 2023