Love & Hope International Film Festival (4)


12 Sep 2022
Call for entries

16 Feb 2023
Standard deadline

23 Jun 2023
Late deadline

09 Sep 2023
Extended deadline


09 Sep 2023
Notification date

15 Sep 2023
22 Sep 2023


Carrer del Pi, 5,  08002, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 15 September 2023      Festival end: 22 September 2023

Event Date: September 15 - 22, 2023 - Venue: Cinema Maldà, Carrer del Pi, 5, (C.P. 08002 Barcelona - Spain) Multiples Venues stay tuned!

Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) invites both emerging and established filmmakers, from all over the World to take part in film experience, based in the most glamorous location in Europe.

We offer you the opportunity to attend industry events, masterclasses, workshops, guest speaker talks, film premieres, financing advisers, director Q&A’s recorded, film screenings and network with like-minded creators.

5 days cinematic fest, providing an unique platform for filmmakers to meet, network and do business, supported by our diverse team of professionals. All CROWNED, with a fabulous Gala Night on Friday Sep 22nd 2022, 19:00h when the winners will be announced.

We have the right people and skills to make IT happen. We want to provide you with expertise and help your movie to be seen internationally.

Be bold, be glamorous and send us your art. It all can begin for you here, at Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) 2023 Edition.

Certificates, Medals and Trophies.
All awarded filmmakers will get special discounts in renting facilities for their next film production in Barcelona, Spain.

This year, there are the more than 40 categories that exist in the Love & Hope International Festival. We are excited to share with you the following information about the prizes that include economic endowment and licenses from companies in the filmmaking world. Some highlights include licenses from Final Draft and economic endowment from the production Rodartin S.L. . Again, Final Draft and Rodartin S.L. are gracious sponsors of our festival this year!

Stage 32 is the Official Networking and Education Partner of Love & Hope International Film Festival – Barcelona, Spain.

Best Feature Film: $500 cash prize and a Final Draft license
Best LGBTQ Feature Film: Final Draft license
Best Horror Feature Film: AWARD ONLINE

Best International Short Film $250 cash prize and a Final Draft license
Best Spanish Short Film
Best LGBTQ Short Film
Best Horror Short Film
Best European Short Film
Best Animation Short Film
Best Sci-Fiction Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Drama Short Film
Best Inspirational Short Film
Best American Short Film

Best Documentary Feature Film: : $250 cash prize and a Final Draft license
Best Documentary Short Film

Best Screenplay In A Feature Film: Final Draft License
Best Script in a Short Film: Final Draft License
Best Script Short: Final Draft license
Best Screenplay Feature: Final Draft license

Best Cinematography in a Feature Film
Best Cinematography in a Short Film

Best Editing In A Feature Film
Best Editing In A Short Film

Best Musical Video Film

Best Score In A Feature Film
Best Score In A Short Film

Best Director In A Feature Film
Best Director in a Short Film

Best Actor In A Feature Film
Best Actor In A Short Film
Best Supporting Actor In A Feature Film

Best Actress In A Feature Film
Best Actress In A Short Film
Best Supporting Actress In A Feature Film

Best WebSeries - Series

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Awards for Celebrities

Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF)
By submitting your film, you agree that Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/Stills) for promotional purpose.
To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us, you are entitled of that responsibility and you as a filmmaker YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE RIGHTS OF YOUR FILM.


You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements

Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) will review films in their entirety. Films will be watched and reviewed by members of the Selection Committee; a professional group of filmmakers, film enthusiasts and critics.
Films are scored accordingly.


1. Entries in foreign languages must come with Spanish - English subtitles (This is an International Film Festival English Rules).

2. All entries must have been completed AFTER 2018

3. Any film submitted to the L'HIFF/ BCN can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance.

4. Works in progress are accepted.

5. You must own or be given all of the rights to anything you submit to the festival.

6. Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category. But keep in mind the entry fee must be paid for each one.

7. At our discretion, we may choose to transfer a film to the correct category, but only if the appropriate level of submission fee has been paid.

8. A screening committee determines which films shall be exhibited, submissions are not guaranteed to be shown. All decisions of the committee are final. Except for the audience award, separate juries select festival winners

9. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified.

10. Winners will be presented with their awards during the L'HIFF Awards Ceremony Gala, which will take place at the festival on September 10th 2021 18:00H PHOTOCALL - 19:00H Barcelona Spain Time.

11. Submissions are NON-refundable. We cannot be held liable for materials which are lost or damaged.

12. We totally retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online website + platforms or email.

13. If your film is selected by our festival, you automatically agree that we may use images from your project for marketing purposes for our festival. If you do not agreed, and do not consent to give us promotional rights to your material, please let us know with a call or via email; and then we will withdraw your film from the promotion of our festival. If we do not receive any notification from you within 48 hours after your film is selected, we will assume that you agree this policy.

14. The festival will not pay any fee for screening a film.

15. The festival WILL NOT cover any filmmaker expenses. Please note, you will be totally responsible for your airfare, accommodation and other travel expenses.

16. The Festival will only screen films with representatives of the same. If not, it will continue to be selected, but will go online. The priority is for those who are at the Festival (Incluiding Local Filmmakers).

I also acknowledge that the film submission fee does not guarantee acceptance and no refund will be provided if my film is not selected. 
Applicants who do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted.



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