Ibizacinefest - 8º Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Ibiza (8)



08 Mar 2023
Call for entries

20 May 2023
Early deadline

22 Oct 2023
Standard deadline

30 Dec 2023
Late deadline

15 Jan 2024
Festival closed

20 Jan 2024
Notification date

23 Feb 2024
03 Mar 2024


Venda des pi des catala,  07860, Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 45'<
Feature film festival >45' 180'<
Script / Pitch projects

GOYA Qualifier festival logo qualifying festival
Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 45'<
 Feature Films  >45' 180'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 23 February 2024      Festival end: 03 March 2024

Our seventh edition of Ibizacinefest, as the new qualifying festival for the 2023 Goya Awards for the fiction and documentary short film categories, has been a resounding success with the public, the press and films released in Spain. With 10 days of projections on the island of Ibiza and reaching all of Spain with our online programming through FILMIN.

We have once again fulfilled our two parallel objectives of bringing to our islands the most courageous and cryptic auteur cinema, and at the same time, as a markedly territorial festival, quality independent cinema that will reach commercial theaters on the peninsula, but never in Ibiza. .

The 2023 edition has been a great success with the public and the press, confirming the IBZCF as one of the main emerging festivals in Spain.

We believe in a committed auteur cinema, with necessary points of view, that can move in substance and form, outside the norms of commercial cinema, with total creative freedom.

IBZCF is once again a 100% face-to-face festival, but Filmin continues to be essential for us, giving the possibility of having viewers throughout Spain.
We offer national online visibility to the films that so desire (14 feature films in the 2023 edition), with various possibilities of permanence during the 10 days of the festival, even offering 24-hour premieres.
Filmin also connects us with the industry and our desire to participate and help in the distribution of these films, since some of them, discovered at the IBZCF, although they are state premieres, obtain contracts and are included in Filmin's catalogue.

Our Distribution Award continues in collaboration with #ConUnPack and the Mexican film RICOCHET, thanks to its award, will be released in theaters and platforms thanks to its presence at IBZCF22.
Our Pitching and advisory sections for four feature film projects have continued online, supervised by Ángela Bosch, and we premiere SORBELTZA, the short film that won our script contest at IBZCF22 and received a cash prize for its co-production.
Our new programs dedicated exclusively to secondary school students has been one of the strong points of this edition, the acceptance of the students to the programming presented has been one of our great satisfactions, after all they will be the future public of the festival and less conventional and commercial cinema, but of great authorial quality and social commitment, which we strive to program.
The same acceptance is repeated in our second edition of CINEKIDS, a program of animated short films for the little ones that they will enjoy in 4 municipalities of Ibiza.
We will continue in our 8th edition the intention set in 2023, to release feature films in Spain and help them in their distribution, occupy the 3 commercial theaters on the Island, program around 100 films of proven quality, auteur, independent, brave, committed... . .and therefore cryptic, which otherwise would not reach our Island.
Throughout the year we will continue to develop an audience thanks to our educational programs.


All the awarded feature films and short films are invited to Ibiza for 4 days with all expenses paid.


#ConUnPack Distribución will award a distribution award to a fiction feature film programmed at the Festival. Said award will consist of the distribution of the chosen film in Spain in all exhibition windows where the producer and #ConUnPack Distribución consider it appropriate. Contemplating the theatrical release and the "digital release" formula. The distribution will contemplate at least the exploitation windows in the TVOD, SVOD and AVOD cultural circuit.


For the fourth consecutive year: Blogos de Oro Critics Award for the best fiction and documentary feature film in the Official Sections of Ibizacinefest. The Blogos de Oro are the independent film awards in which the online media related to the seventh art choose the best of the year in Spanish independent cinema, legally formalized as the Asociación Blogos de Oro Film Awards.


Our jury will award the best fiction, documentary and gender equality short film, which are shortlisted directly for the Goya Awards. All those selected receive the certificate that brings them closer to this pre-selection.


The Audience Award will be awarded to the production with the best rating in our Filmin programming.


For all the Official Sections of the festival. The Jury is made up of members of the Ibizacinefest Cultural Association and together with the Department of Equality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia in the case of the Fem-Cinema section.


It awards 4 feature film projects at any stage of their development, with an online advisory session of approx. 90 minutes by Àngela Bosch and delivery of the corresponding report to guide its production and/or distribution.


Cash prize of 1,000 euros awarded by a Jury made up of members of the Ibizacinefest Cultural Association, destined for the production of the short film whose script has been awarded. Said short film will be selected in the corresponding Official Section in the next edition of Ibizacinefest at the end of production. The Jury may award up to 2 special mentions.


The registered feature films will be able to participate in our official sections Panorama or humans in focus and will be evaluated for our parallel sections and activities.
Works produced from January 1, 2022 of any nationality may participate.

Fiction: + 60 min.
Documentaries: + 45 min.
Languages: Works in any language are accepted, 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 IBIZACINEFEST selection committee will choose around 35 feature films that will be screened in Ibiza and may be included in the online program, on Filmin and available throughout Spain, if they wish.

Any questions about the Festival Regulations will be answered at: info@ibizacinefest.com


Films of any length and genre produced after January 1, 2022 with themes that promote gender equality are accepted.


The registered short films opt for the official national and international short film sections, as well as our parallel sections and activities. The national teams will receive their pre-selection certificate for the Goya Awards.

Works produced from January 1, 2022 of any nationality may participate.

Fiction: max. 30 minutes.
Documentaries: max. 45 min.
Experimental: max. 30 minutes.
Animation: max. 30 minutes.

Languages: Works in any language are accepted, only the selected and screened short films must be subtitled in Catalan or Spanish if these are not your VO.

The producers of the selected works will transfer their rights for the projection in our auditoriums and the possible inclusion of the trailers in promotional videos of the festival without prior signing of any contract.

SELECTIONS: The IBIZACINEFEST SELECTION COMMITTEE will choose around 70 short films that will be screened in Ibiza.

The Ibizacinefest Pitching selects 4 documentary and fiction feature film projects of Spanish production, which will be presented online to our advisor Ángela Bosch.

Ibizacinefest undertakes to publicize and promote all the selected projects in our RRSS and newsletters.

Ibizacinefest will present a specific report prepared by Ángela Bosch for each project and later she will attend them personally in a one-to-one session to finalize the advice.

The maximum duration of each recorded Pitch will be 15 minutes.

Initial projects, finished scripts, pre-production projects, works in progress, and final cuts are accepted.


All Pitch recordings must be in Spanish or English.

At the time of registration, each project may include:

1. Synopsis (maximum 300 characters).
2. Treatment (maximum 700 characters).
3. Project the image in HD (300 dpi).
4. Trailer or teaser if available.
5. Possibilities and demands for financing at the current time of the project.

Ángela Bosch is an executive member and member of the European Film Academy (EFA) since 2015, representing Spain and Portugal and an audiovisual expert at the Spanish Institute of Commerce (ICEX).

She currently advises independent audiovisual producers and young talents in financing, co-production and distribution.

The scripts theme is completely free and can belong to any genre.

All submitted works must be original. In the event that the contestant uses a novel, short story or text by another author as the basis for the script, the contestant must include the corresponding authorization from the author of the original work in their registration.

All scripts must be written in Spanish or English.

Works must be submitted in the format of a literary film script, in accordance with industry standards. Scripts that do not present an adequate format will be automatically disqualified.
No storyboards or technical scripts will be accepted.

The scripts must have a maximum length of 15 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 number.

The synopsis will have a maximum length of 15 lines.

The criteria for the evaluation of the registered scripts will be:

1) Professional format.
2) Originality.
3) Cinematographic visualization.
4) 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 eliminated



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