IBIZACINEFEST faces its 5th Edition in February 2021 with the collaboration of the cultures departments of Spanish goverment-ICAA, Governing Balear-IEB, Film Commission of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza Island Council, Tourism Council and City Council of Sant Josep, Santa Eulalia,Sant Antoni,Eivissa and the other private partners.
IBIZACINEFEST is the only festival in Ibiza recognized by the Illes Balears Film Commission and the Ministry of Culture of Spain (ICAA), the two public institutions dedicated to cinema that Ibiza depends on. Ibizacinefest has achieved the EFFE brand of the European community after its third edition.Ibizacinefest is a member of EFA-European Festivals Association.
The Ibizacinefest is on the official calendar of the most important Festivals in Spain of the ICAA and the IBFC in the Balearic Islands.
Ibizacinefest is nominated to join EFA (European Festivals Association) in April 2019, and just get the EFFE LABEL of the European Union.
Europe for festivals, festivals for Europe - EFFE is an action initiated by the European Association of Festivals (EFA), supported by the European Commission and Parliament. EFFE creates audiences and intertwined about the arts with a search database that also serves for all kinds of interactions and initiatives that recognize the work of the various artistic festivals in Europe. Europe is constantly developing and changing.
IBIZACINEFEST is the main winter cultural event in Ibiza.

Officials Sections:
International Fiction Feature
International Docs
Fem-Cine (Movies that promote gender equality)
BeBlue-Evironment (Movie that promote environmental awareness and respect)
International Fiction Short Film
International Short Doc
Experimental Short Film
Spanish Fiction Short Film
Animation Short Film
Ibiza Script Festival
And others paralels sections and activities.

Ibizacinefest organizes, in parallel to the Festival, a series of activities dedicated to the Industry: Professional Day, Master Class, Work-Shops and Ibiza Script Festival,.and an online Pitching for 10 feature film projects (Fiction and Documentary) under development.
IBIZACINEFEST PITCHING
The Pitchings of the Ibizacinefest take place in parallel and in an online format during the days of the Festival and are complemented by the other face-to-face activities of the INDUSTRY section (Professional Journey, Master Class, Work-Shops and Ibiza Script Festival for fiction short films)
The Ibizacinefest Pitching selects 10 documentary and fiction feature films projects (5 + 5) that will be presented online to our professional audience of national and international producers and buyers without interruption during the Ibizacinefest celebration.
Ibizacinefest undertakes to contact the producers and professionals in our database (more than 1,500 contacts) of the dates of the viewing of the selected Pitchs and to announce and promote all the selected projects in our RRSS and newsletters.
Access to the Pitchings is done through a code provided to all interested professionals for free and through our Vimeo Pro channel.
The maximum duration of each Pitch will be 15 minutes and the display screen will be accompanied by the necessary information and contact details of the Pitch author.
Initial projects, finished scripts, pre-production projects and works in progress are accepted.
Ibizacinefest will not intervene in any way in the professional relationship that the author and audience can initiate, which will be private from the first moment.
The selected projects will be notified on 01/05/2021 and the deadline on 01/15/2021 to deliver the files with the required specifications that will be communicated together with the notification of selection.

FOR ALL OFFICIAL SECTIONS WINNERS:
Festival Trophy + Accommodation in a Hotel and transfer for 3 nights to attend the event in Ibiza island.
IBIZA SCRIPT FESTIVAL: Accommodation in a Hotel and transfer for 3 nights to attend the event in Ibiza island for 3 finalist and prize (1.000€) for the winner.
And they will choose our special prizes:
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
SPECIAL AUDIENCE PRICE
PRIZE OF THE PRESS-BLOGOS DE ORO
PRIZE OF DISTRIBUTION #CONUNPACK
The winners and others films will be distributed, if they wish, by the distributor #Conunpack and will have access to the VOD Channel Filmin for Spain and Portugal.

RULES FOR FEATURE FILMS:
Works produced as of January 1, 2018 of any nationality may participate.
Sections and durations: 
Fiction: + 60 min.
Documentaries: + 45 min.
Languages: Works are accepted in any language, only the selected feature films must be subtitled in Spanish or Catalan if they are not your VO.
The producers of the SELECTED works will assign their rights for the projection in our Auditoriums and the possible inclusion of the trailers in promotional videos of the festival without the prior signing of any contract.
SELECTIONS: The jury of the IBIZACINEFEST will choose the 30 feature films that will be screened in Ibiza and the winners.
PRESENTATION of the WORKS:
The selected ones will make available to the festival their promotional poster in JPEG and a web link here they can access all the info of the work: synopsis, trailer, for publication in www.ibizacinefest.com
Any questions about the Festival Rules will be answered at: ibizacinefest@yahoo.com

FEM-CINE:
Feature films or shortfilms and documentaries or fiction films are accepted after January 1, 2018 with themes that promote gender equality.
Any nationality and English subtitles are accepted for the selection process and Spanish or Catalan subtitles in case of selection.

SHORT FILMS:
Works produced as of January 1, 2018 of any nationality may participate.
Sections and durations:
Fiction: max. 30 min.
Documentaries: max. 45 min.
Experimental: max. 30 min.
Animation: max. 30 min.
Languages: Works are accepted in any language, only selected and projected short films must be subtitled in Catalan or Spanish if these are not your VO.
The producers of the selected works will cede their rights for the screening in our
auditorys and the possible inclusion of the trailers in promotional videos of the festival without previous signature of no contract.
SELECTIONS: The IBIZACINEFEST SELECTION COMMITTEE will choose 50 short films that will be screened in Ibiza and the 5 winners (1 for category).
PRESENTATION of the WORKS:
The selected ones will make available to the festival their promotional poster in JPEG and a link (web, face, vimeo, etc ...) where they can access all the info of the work: synopsis, trailer, for publication in www.ibizacinefest.com

IBIZA SCRIPT FESTIVAL (For Shortfilms)
The theme of the scripts is completely free and may belong to any genre.
All works submitted must be original. In the event that the contestant uses a novel, a story or some text by another author as the basis of the script, the contestant must include in his registration the corresponding authorization of the author of the original work.
All scripts must be written in Spanish or English.
The works must be submitted in the format of a cinematographic literary script, according to industry standards. Scripts that do not have an appropriate format will be automatically disqualified.
Storyboards or technical scripts will not be accepted.
The scripts must have a maximum length of 10 pages, not counting the cover and the synopsis page.
Only files in PDF format will be accepted. The cover will indicate the title and name of the author as well as his postal address, email and telephone. The synopsis will have a maximum length of 15 lines.
The criteria for the evaluation of the inscribed scripts will be:
1) Professional format.
2) Originality.
4) Cinematic visualization.
5) Structure.
The jury's decision is final
The author of the script will always have the rights to it. The scripts presented, once the festival is over, will be deleted.
The transfer of data to the producers IBIZACINEFEST and EIVISSACINEMA is authorized by the mere fact of participating in the contest, in case they find any script that is of interest to produce and thus negotiate with the screenwriter this option.
COMPETITION
Of all the scripts presented, the organization will select three finalists. These finalists will be invited to the festival, an invitation that includes airfare and hotel. The finalists must “pitch” their script before a court that will consist of jurors and a scriptwriter of recognized prestige. The prize consists of an aid for the production of the award-winning short film valued at € 1,000 including taxes. In addition, the short film will participate in the contest in the next edition of the festival where its screenwriter and director will be invited to present it.
PITCHING IBIZACINEFEST
Selection of 10 documentary and fiction feature film projects (5 + 5) that will be presented online to our professional audience of national and international producers without interruption during the Ibizacinefest celebration
Ibizacinefest undertakes to contact the producers, buyers and professionals in our database (more than 1,500 contacts) of the dates of viewing of the selected Pitchs and to announce and promote all the selected projects in our RRSS.
Access to the Pitchings will be through a code provided to all interested professionals free of charge.
The maximum duration of each Pitch will be 15 minutes and the online viewing screen will be accompanied by the necessary information and contact details of the Pitch author.
Initial projects, finished scripts, pre-production projects and works in progress are accepted.
Pitchs must be delivered exclusively in English.
Ibizacinefest will not intervene in any way in the professional relationship that the author and the public can initiate, which will be private from the first moment.
The selected projects will be notified on 01/05/2021 and the deadline on 01/15/2021 to deliver the files with the required specifications that will be communicated together with the notification of selection.
IBIZACINEFEST PITCH-PRESENTATION RULES
All Pitch recordings must be developed or subtitled in English.
Once the Pitch is registered send us an email to ibizacinefest@yahoo.com Ref: PITCH, and according to the status of the project, attaching the following material:
1. Synopsis (maximum of 300 characters).
2. Treatment (maximum 700 characters).
3. Project image (300 dpi).
4. Trailer or Teaser if available (H264).
5. Possibilities and demands for financing at the present time of the project.
If the project were selected, a recording of a maximum of 15 minutes will be required, which may include the trailer, teaser or any graphic element considered.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Herbert Golder

    Although I was unable to attend because of scheduling conflicts, it was an absolutely positive experience from start to finish. From the warmth and enthusiasm with which the director, a fellow filmmaker, welcomed the inclusion of my film, to his regularly communicating with me about scheduling, to his reporting back to me on attendance at the screening and the vibe surrounding the film’s reception. This kind of curatorial care and collegiality goes far beyond doing one’s job or duty. I felt so deeply honored to be a part of this festival and to be included among a roster of what appeared to be exceptional quality and originality. Xavi has the human and professional skills to make a film festival what it should and must be: warmth and enthusiasm, critically astute curatorial skill and judgment, a great passion for daring film and storytelling and a gift for connecting with others. My only regret is that I was unable to attend. But Xavi made me feel connected, communicating with me right away about the screening and how it went. This is an event of the highest human and artistic caliber, which I feel so very honored and gratified to have been a part of.

    April 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Herbert for giving us this European Premiere, it was like having a Werner Herzog master class in Ibiza !!!!

  • Dimitri de Clercq

    We had an incredible time at the Ibiza International Film Festival! An amazing event which goes out of its way to celebrate the films and the filmmakers! Xavi Herrero and his team put together an excellent program of movies. They share a true passion for independent cinema and present the films in the best possible conditions. The local audience is terrific and very receptive. Communication was very good! Screening our feature YOU GO TO MY HEAD at the IBIZACINEFEST also paved the way for the film's theatrical distribution in Spain with indie distributor Con Un Pack Distribución. We are very honored to have YOU GO TO MY HEAD be part of the 3d annual edition of the IBIZACINEFEST and to have been awarded the Festival's Official Sections Award for Best Feature Film. A huge thank you to Xavi, the Staff of the IBIZACINEFEST and the audience of Ibiza!

    April 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Dimitri.We are very glad that your film was released in cinemas in Spain, this is part of our work.

  • Nataša Stearns

    Ibiza Cinefest is a great festival with unique and original selection of films each year. Communication is fast, smooth and friendly. Director Xavi Herrero and the team are involved in promoting the films beyond the festival itself. I participated twice with my films and was there in person in 2019. The hospitality was amazing, with the festival team and all the filmmakers involved becoming an instant family. Thank you!

    April 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Natasa.
    In Spain we say that there are no 2 without 3, so we are sure that you will return to Ibiza. A big hug and see you soon.

  • agamenon quintero

    Es un festival con una selección impecable, muy buena comunicación y hospitalidad. le deseo al festival un crecimiento mayor cada año y esperamos regresar con otra película.

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Muchas gracias Agamenon,ANGELA ya es una de las grandes películas que han marcado a Ibiza y nos alegramos de que fuera premiada por nuestro público.Os esperamos de nuevo!!!!

  • Bea de Visser

    Awsome festival. Director's festival. Best program. Great to get the award "Best Experimental Film" for 'The animal that therefore I am' at the Ibizacinefest.

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Bea, for bringing this fantastic shortfilm to Ibiza. The large number of selections and awards that you are receiving are very deserved.
    And thanks for your sympathy and fedd-back with the Ibizacinefest and our audience.