¡Hola! We are BARCIFF • Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival, an international film festival with monthly screening events in Barcelona - Spain, and member of the IBERIFF • Iberia Indie Film Festivals, which celebrates and showcases new productions and independent artists from all over the world in Madrid (MADRIFF), Barcelona (BARCIFF), València (VALÈIFF), Seville (SEVIFF) and Lisbon (LISBIFF), that you can also find them here, in FilmFreeway!

BARCIFF also promotes the selected films on its official website www.iberiff.org and social media channels, where the nominees can share their nominations with their followers.
Fiction films, animation, documentary and experimental of any genre and subject are welcome!

Official Selection • Awards
(para leerlo en castellano, acceda www.madriff.org/barciff)


• A number of films from each category will be selected for the competition;

• In the beginning of July 2023, the jury will select the winners, from each category, for the annual event in Barcelona - Spain, in the end of that month;

• All winning films will be given a BARCIFF AWARD trophy;

• All winning films will be registered as an AWARD WINNER on IMDb.

Below, you’ll see the rules and terms that you accept when submitting films, videos and other materials to our festival.

1.1 ¡Olé! BARCIFF accepts both Spanish and foreign films with Spanish or English subtitles, or without subtitles if the language of the film is Castilian Spanish or English;
1.3 Entry fees must be paid through our submitting platforms at time of submission and they are non-refundable (Spanish directors pay a reduced entry fee);
1.4 Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry;
1.5 Films can be resubmitted in case they were not selected in the previous editions;
1.6 A film submitted to BARCIFF only competes in BARCIFF. If you want to compete in MADRIFF, VALÈIFF and SEVIFF you must access their pages in FilmFreeway and submit an entry there, since the festivals are independent and does not share the same jury;
1.7 Films can only be submitted through our submitting platforms and must be available to view through such platforms. No postal submissions are accepted;
1.8 We accept works of any country in the world produced from January 1st 2020 onwards;
1.9 BARCIFF does not send out discount waivers or free entries.

2.1 All films must be submitted in a digital format in the correct category respecting its length:
• Supershort (documentary, narrative, experimental): up to 5 minutes
• Short Film (narrative, experimental): up to 30 minutes
• Short Documentary: up to 30 minutes
• Short Animation: up to 30 minutes
• Featurette (animation, documentary, narrative): from 30 to 60 minutes
• Feature Film: +60 minutes
• Feature Documentary: +60 minutes
• Music Video

• Best Director (All submitted films compete in this category with no extra fee!)
• Best Actor (All submitted films compete in this category with no extra fee!)
• Best Actress (All submitted films compete in this category with no extra fee!)

Official Selection • Awards
3.1 EVERY MONTH, a number of films from each category will be selected for the competition;
3.2 Our team will choose, at their discretion (among the selected Supershorts, Short Films, Short Docs, Shorts-Animation and Music Videos), the works to be screened at the monthly events. Such an election bears no relation to the selection of the winners in July 2023. Featurettes, Feature Films and Feature Docs participate in the contest but are not exhibited in the monthly events;
3.3 In the first week of July 2023, the jury will determine the winners, among all monthly selected films, from each category, for the annual event in Barcelona - Spain, in late July;
3.4 All winning films will be given a BARCIFF AWARD trophy;
3.5 All winning films will be registered as an AWARD WINNER on IMDb;
3.6 Submitting does not guarantee your film as an official selection of BARCIFF;
3.7 BARCIFF selection committee and jury's decision are final, the status of submissions will be disclosed through our submitting platforms and it is the submitter’s full responsibility to track the status of their submission;
3.8 BARCIFF does not offer feedback on the films submitted nor the jury's decision.

4.1 The selected films will be promoted on our website and social media channels;
4.2 BARCIFF does NOT publish films on its website or social media channels;
4.3 BARCIFF does not pay screening fees nor travel expenses;
4.4 BARCIFF may use your film frames, trailer and press pack material for promotional purposes on its website or social media;
4.5 The releases for all content including, but not limited to, music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker;
4.6 BARCIFF is not liable for any copyright infringement or unauthorised usage;
4.7 By submitting a film, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless BARCIFF 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;
4.8 BARCIFF reserves the right to make any changes in the festival configuration without prior notice if it is necessary.

5.1 Films submitted in the incorrect category are automatically disqualified;
5.2 Failure to meet the eligibility requirements will lead to disqualification;
5.3 BARCIFF may disqualify a selected film and erase the promoted content from its website and social media if the submitter or responsible for the film is involved in legal issues concerning the submitted film, or is involved in any action that may diminish the credibility of the festival; 
5.4 Disqualification will not entitle a submitter to a refund of the entry fee;
5.5  If a film is withdrawn from the festival, we will not be liable to refund any entry fee.

Acceptance of the bases
6.1 Participation in the BARCIFF • Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival implies acceptance of these rules.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for having me in your official selection. Diego Pérez Iglesias

    January 2023
  • Amine Boucekkine

    It's always a great pleasure and an honor to be part of an IBERIFF festival. I want to sincerely thank the BARCIFF team for having selected "Dead Dreams Falling", the musical short movie I have created with Craig Murray, and for giving us a screening opportunity. I am looking forward to meeting you all very soon! Thanks again, and of course, happy new year to all the team!

    January 2023
  • Gracias por incluir "tu poiel es la galaxia" en la selección oficial del festival.
    Os envio amor desde otra galaxia ;)

    January 2023
  • Camila Reyes

    In love with this festival! Great programming and atmosphere. Thanks Caio and team for your incredible work and passion for indie cinema. I'm so honored to have shared our project "Dulce Espera" with you all. Looking forward to see you soon!

    December 2022
  • Miguel Andrade do Vale

    Simply put, Barciff is a shared experience where cinema lovers and creatives meet! It was amazing to not only have the opportunity to hear firsthand the experiences of brilliant directors and their amazing teams, but also to share my own experience. It’s only because of festivals like Barciff that we, independent filmmakers, have a real opportunity to share our work, to connect with other passionate creatives and to grow! Thank you for protecting our beloved 7th art :)

    November 2022