The EIFA (European Independent Film Award) is an annual online awards competition dedicated to celebrate independent films from all around the world.

Our 15 Jury Members are part of a network of industry professionals from all over Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and Poland), with years of experience in the industry.
The quality standard of this competition is very high and only awards the best films, so winners of this competition can be very proud of their achievement.

Please note that we will not in any way display your materials online, with the exception of a poster and/or a trailer.

There are no physical screenings. And winners of awards have the option to purchase a trophy.

Every category has three awards ranks, so three winners per category (Diamond, Platinum Award, and Gold)

· Best Feature Film
· Best Short Film
· Best Feature Film Script
· Best Short Film Script
· Best Music Video
· Best Director
· Best Actor
· Best Actress
· Best Screenplay
· Best Original Score
· Best Cinematography
· Best Special Effects
· Best Editing

All Official Selections, Nominees, and Winners will receive an award certificate in electronic format, and laurels to include on their film and personal promotional materials.

· Entries must be in English or - Subtitled, dubbed in English.
· Every submission has to pick one main category
· Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
· All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.
· Works in progress are accepted
· Entries will not be returned
· Entry fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Ken Sagoes

    We are deeply honored that our short film “The McHenry Trial - Don't Judge a Kid by Their Hoodie" was included in your festival. The event is well-organized with great communication. May the festival continue to provide filmmakers a platform that fosters creativity and self expression.

    April 2021
  • kathryn carmichael

    Great communication, and I was so thrilled to have my film script The Orchard selected! Thank you for all your support. Kathryn.

    April 2021
  • Matt Townsend

    Truly honoured to have received notification that my Screenplay 'Mia' was one of the winners. I'm so glad that everything worked out, in what has been such a tough year for everyone. I hope to return next year with my next big project. Kindest wishes & well done to all the winners!

    April 2021
  • Our film Mambo Man was included in the official selection of the European Independent Film Award and that made the whole team very happy.
    Congratulations on the festival and many successes.
    Edesio Alejandro co-⁠⁠⁠director of Mambo Man
    Academy Member of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences USA & Spain
    Latin Grammy & Grammy Academy Member
    2020 National Music Award of Cuba
    Doctor Honoris Causa.
    cell cuba 5352633210

    April 2021
  • Machiel van den Heuvel

    An amazing festival with a very high quality jury and film selections. One of the best festivals I experienced till now. Thank you very much and wish you all the best with awarding filmmakers.

    May 2021