Ibizacinefest - 9º Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Ibiza (9)



15 Mar 2024
Call for entries

12 Dec 2024
Early deadline

01 Jan 2024
Standard deadline

10 Jan 2025
Late deadline

12 Jan 2025
Extended deadline


20 Jan 2025
Notification date

28 Feb 2025
09 Mar 2025


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

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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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Photo of Ibizacinefest - 9º Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Ibiza
Photo of Ibizacinefest - 9º Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Ibiza


Festival start: 28 February 2025      Festival end: 09 March 2025

The 8th edition of the International Independent Film Festival of Ibiza has developed several seus in the 5 municipalities of the Island, for first time with institutional support from the 5 City Councils, and the online version on the Filmin platform. The institutional support in Ibiza is total by adding the Departments of Culture and Tourism of the Consell Insular of Ibiza more various private sponsors in the Island.

Ibizacinefest has renewed its commitment to Ibiza and culture with a program of 132 national and international titles, exclusive premieres in Spain and with 90% of premieres in the Balearic Islands, targeted activities to professionals, shortfilms contests to discover and boost the local and Balearic talent, educational program with special screenings per students and children to create new audiences.
The reflection has also covered his space through 19 conferences after screenings with his creators and creators on his creative process and the relationship between films and problems sociocultural realities. We have arrived at 75 guests, 18 internationals.

Short films are once again the protagonists of IBZCF24 with a qualifier for the Goya Awards 2024 by curtmetratges and colaboration with the European Film Academy with the Short Films on Tour.

Activities like our first golf session or the special one dedicated to Quinqui Cinema with the collaboration of the UNED of the Balearic Islands University.

They have been completely successful.The commitment to the industry is materialized with the Masterclass fees of first national level by Ion de Sosa and Laura Ferrés that even more. We have noticeably increased our in-person audience, by 38 sessions, with online tot l´estat thanks to our 14 program llargmetratges, 3 d'ells of Balearic production, to Filmin, with the presence in communication media, with international articles and a notable increase in impacts respect to the 2023 edition. We will continue to believe in committed author films, bothnecessary views, which is poden moure in fons i form at the margins of the norms of commercial cinema, with total freedom creative.

Xavi Herrero
Director and programmer IBZCF2-European Film Academy Member


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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