Love & Hope International Film Festival (5)


25 Sep 2023
Call for entries

16 Feb 2024
Standard deadline

21 Jun 2024
Late deadline

10 Sep 2024
Extended deadline


18 Sep 2024
Notification date

17 Sep 2024
21 Sep 2024


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 2022
 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: 17 September 2024      Festival end: 21 September 2024

Event Date: September 17 - 21, 2024 - 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 Saturday Sep 21st 2024, 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) 2024 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.


IMPORTANT RULE: In the event that a filmmaker is unable to provide a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format, which is typically expected for screening at L'HIFF (Love & Hope International Film Festival), the festival reserves the right to withdraw the film from the scheduled screening and instead include it in the Online section. It is essential that DCPs are sent by the specified deadline provided by the festival.
Failure to comply with the submission requirements may result in the festival's right to remove the film from the screening schedule.

At the (Love & Hope International Film Festival), DCPs are typically requested 2 or 3 months prior to the festival's launch. To ensure a smooth process, multiple reminders will be sent to filmmakers. We kindly request all participants to ensure they can provide the proper DCP format within the specified timeframe. Your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines will greatly contribute to the success of the festival and the seamless presentation of your film.

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 2022

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 21st 2024 19:00H 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.
Kindly keep in mind that the Gala Awards Dinner is a ticketed event with a fee, and each attendee is required to cover their own dinner reservation cost. Also, please be informed that attending the Gala Awards Dinner is not mandatory.

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 (Including Local Filmmakers).

17. Students- Please submit to the proper category - Graduate, College, High School or younger and supply a student ID.

18. Before submitting your projects to Love & Hope International Film Festival (L'HIFF), we kindly requested that you carefully read and familiarize yourself with our festival's terms and rules. As part of our commitment to maintaining a respectful and positive environment, L'HIFF retained the right to unselect any film, even if it had been nominated, if we found any form of disrespect towards our festival.

Your cooperation in adhering to our guidelines was greatly appreciated, and we were delighted to have celebrated the magic of cinema with you.

By submitting your film to L'HIFF, you acknowledge that the film submission fee does not guarantee acceptance, and no refund will be provided if your film is not selected.

Furthermore, please be informed that films that have been selected or nominated can also be removed from our festival if they exhibit disrespect towards our festival or fail to comply with the guidelines, rules, and terms mentioned.



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