;Who we are

¡Hola! We are BARCIFF • Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival, an international monthly film festival with screening events from the sunny Barcelona, Spain, associated to MADRIFF • Madrid Indie Film Festival. BARCIFF promotes the selected films in English and Spanish on its official website and social media channels. Fiction films, animation, documentary and experimental of any genre and subject are welcome!

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;

1.2   Respect! All submitted films are viewed by BARCIFF;

1.3   Entry fees must be paid through our submitting platforms at time of submission and they are non-refundable (films made by 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 Films can only be submitted through our submitting platforms (Festhome at the URL, Film Freeway at and Click For Festivals at must be available to view through such platforms. No postal submissions are accepted;

1.7  We accept works of any country in the world produced from January 1st 2018 onwards;

1.8   BARCIFF does not send out discount waivers or free entries;
1.9 The films that are submitted on and after the 25th day of each month will automatically be considered for the following month's edition, if necessary.



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 (documentary, narrative, experimental): 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, Shorts-Animation and Music Videos), the works to be exhibited at the monthly events; such an election bears no relation to the selection of the winners in July. 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, the jury will determine the winners, among all monthly selected films, from each category, to take part in the annual event in Barcelona - Spain, in late July;

3.4   BARCIFF does not pay screening fees;

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

3.6   Submitting does not guarantee your film as an official selection of BARCIFF;

3.7  BARCIFF selection committee and juries 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 in English and Spanish on our website and social media channels; 
4.2  BARCIFF does NOT publish films on its website or social media channels; 
4.3  BARCIFF may use your film frames, trailer and press pack material for promotional purposes on its website or social media; 
4.4  The releases for all content including, but not limited to, music and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker; 
4.5  BARCIFF is not liable for any copyright infringement or unauthorised usage; 
4.6  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; 
4.7  BARCIFF reserves the right to make any changes in the festival configuration without prior notice if it is necessary.



5.1   ¡Ojo, tío! Films submitted in the incorrect category are automatically disqualified;

5.2   Failure to meet the eligibility requirements will lead to disqualification;

5.3   Disqualification will not entitle a submitter to a refund of the entry fee;

5.4  If you withdraw your film 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.