Update June 2020
please know that EMIFF is working on organising the 9th festival edition. All submissions are being viewed and reviewed every day. As you know all film festivals are finding different ways to adapt to the new health code rules to ensure the audience's safety while attending any live event. Once we have figured out exactly how that will look like for us in October we will let you know asap. Be assured EMIFF 9th is happening Oct. 23rd-29th, 2020.
July 12, 2020, Late Deadline
August 9, 2020, Extended Deadline
September 18, 2020, Notification Date
October 23 – 29, 2020, Event Date
Feature film (31min-120min max.)
Short Film (International) (1min-30min)
Documentary Feature Film (31min-120min max.)
Documentary Short Film (1min-30min)
Animation Short Film (1min-30min)
Experimental Short Film (1min-30min)
Films For Kids (1min-30min)
Music Video (1min-6min)
Student Films, International (1min-30min)
Feature Film Screenplay Competition (120 Pages max. English or Spanish)
Virtual Reality Short Films (1min-30min)
Documentary Pitch Forum
TV Series Pitch Forum
Feature Film Pitch Forum
Status of Your Film
Feature Films must be at least Spanish Premieres: they must not have been released in Spain on any format, nor screened publicly online.
There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
How to Submit
Submissions can be made via Filmfreeway.com & withoutabox.com, Festhome.com, FilmFestivalLife.com and Clickforfestivals.com
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
Quality of narrative and production values.
Originality in storytelling.
EMIFF endeavors to complete all selection procedures by September 18th, 2020 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive a Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important information on shipping the DCP to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) in order to be screened at EMIFF, as well as a back-up Blu-ray. (For Virtual Reality Please provide a Dropbox or Google Drive link to your file)
Festival Prizes sponsored by MN Studios
Best Feature film, 5,000€ inKind to spend on Production from MN Studios
Best Short film 3,000€ inKind to spend on Production from MN Studios
Best Documentary Feature 2,000€ inKind to spend on Production from MN Studios
Best Documentary Short 1,500€ inKind to spend on Production from MN Studios
Best Made in Baleares Short, 2,000€ inKind to spend on Production from MN Studios
Best Music Video 1,500€ inKind to spend on Production from MN Studios
Evolutionary Island Award (Best Feature Film Filmed in the Balearic islands)
Best Screenplay (Screenplay competition excludes films being screened)
Best Actor (Feature Film)
Best Actress (Feature Film)