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
  • Elizabeth Butler

    EIFA was a pleasure to be a part of! The festival organizers communicated often and clearly, and the award categories included a wide spectrum of genres. Really well done!

    January 2019
  • I found the European Independent Film Award to be a reasonably-priced well-run competition for screenwriters.

    January 2019
  • Valter Hofbauer

    Thank you for the opportunity! We are so happy for the winning! :)

    January 2019
  • My music video, "The Letting Go" had the honor of winning a Silver Medal Best Music Video. Great communication and awards.

    January 2019
  • George A. Johnson

    We were very excited that our film, "Thy Neighbor", won Best Feature Film - Gold at EIFA. It was a great awards competition to be a part of, and the trophy is very well and uniquely designed. It's a stand-out awards competition.

    December 2018