1. What genres are acceptable?

L'HIFF accepts all scripted narrative genres, including music videos, Animation, LGBTQ, Scripts Short/Feature  and documentaries. Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that impact Festival eligibility and may have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world.

2. How Do I submit my film?

All submissions are handled via FilmFreeway. We accept submissions by email let us know.

3. How long should be the duration of my film for qualification?

We accept projects between 1-190 minutes including credits.

4. My film is in foreign language "No Spanish"  Will you accept it?

We’re so proud to be an international short film festival Based in L'Hospitalet - Barcelona  and we welcome all foreign language projects. However, please ensure your short film has Spanish/English subtitles for the purposes of our screening. We can do your Spanish translation for 40 Euros.

5. I live outside European Union/Spain. Can I still submit my film?

Of course You certainly can! L'H Film Festival is open for all nationalities.

6. Does the festival provide free waivers code to submit films?

Submissions are handled via FilmFreeway for a small submission fee. Submissions Fees go towards judging your short film and running the live screening event for the selected short films. We don’t provide free waiver codes. Please Understand this!

7. Can I submit my film without using FilmFreeway?

YES, you can do that in our website only it is not as intuitive as we wanted, also you can PayPal us:  with the amount fee and all the information of your film and links but WE REALLY suggest to do it via FilmFreeway.

8. Will I received feedback about my film?

We are so sorry Due to the amount of submissions we receive each month, we are unable to provide individual feedback for each submission.

9. Do I need to own all the rights of my film?

YES...YES...YES Please ensure you have permission to use all aspects of your short film including music and so. We’re unable to screen short films that are a breach of copyright. and you as a filmmaker are entitled of that responsibility.

10. Is it possible to submit an episode from a web-series or a pilot for a TV show?

YES...We accept single episodes of web-series as long it runs as a short narrative episode. We do accept pilots for TV shows.

11. When will I be notified if my film has been selected?

We will be adding the names of the selected films. Go to: - Usually withing a month we will notified.

12. Will the festival pay for my expenses to assist to the festival?

No, We will not do THAT! Please note, you will be totally responsible for your airfare, accommodation and other travel expenses. We certainly look forward to meeting you!


L'HIFF Our Statament for filmmakers participating!

attendees to experience the L'HIFF free of harassment, racism, discrimination, sexism and
threatening or disrespectful behavior. We totally reserve the right to revoke,
without notice or refund, credentials or access to Festival events and venues
for those who engage in such horrible conduct.