Competition Categories

The Barcelona International Film Festival accepts entries in a wide variety of competition categories, genres, and lengths.

Prizes are awarded in all of the following competition categories:

Film and Video Production


  • Narrative Feature Competition
  • Documentary Feature Competition
  • Narrative Short Competition (Under 40 minutes)
  • Documentary Short Competition (Under 40 minutes)
  • Animated Film Competition
  • Experimental Film Competition
  • Student Film Competition
  • Web Video / Viral Video

Television Production


  • Television Pilot Competition
  • Reality Television Pilot Competition

Music Video Competition

Music videos of all genres and lengths.

Commercial / Advertising Production

Television commercials or web video advertisements under four minutes in length.

Screenplay Competition


  • Feature Film Screenplay Competition
  • Short Film Screenplay Competition (under 75 pages)
  • Spec Script for Existing Series
  • Stageplay Competition
  • First-Time Screenwriter


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