1. Submissions in other than English must be subtitled.
2. Multiple entries are allowed from a filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
3. Online screeners preferred. If you choose not to upload your project to FilmFreeway’s site, please provide an online link to your submission and be sure to include the password in an email correspondence sent directly to the festival.
4. The festvial does not download data or accept Dropbox submissions. Please only send links to your media hosted on 3rd party servers such as Vimeo or YouTube.
5. Written comments describing entries are beneficial.
6. All films submitted under a “Student Fee” category will be listed as a (Student) on all materials including social media and press releases. Student I.D. required.
7. By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/screenshots) for promotional purpose.
- You must own all the rights to the video.
- Fees are not refundable.
- We will review up to 40 minutes/pages, even if your film/screenplay is longer (excluding the Television Script category - up to 50 pages).
The festival does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda
2. Films which were made before 2010


No Politics! Fair judging for all entries!
Each year the festival receives thousands of entries. The judging takes place by in-house staff and a committee of industry professionals. Judges score entries on a performance scale. Only a single Best of Show is selected each season. Best of Show honors are granted to the top scoring entry for each season.
* Only judges will see your film. There is no public screening - so the festvial will not interfere with your plans for a public premier! * Notification
Each individual will receive two emails about the judging results. One from FilmFreeway and one directly from the Our Competition team with additional details. After judging is completed, winners in all categories will be notified of their award immediately. Submissions that were not awarded will be notified after the judging process. All award winners are also provided the opportunity to acquire statuettes and other keepsakes to commemorate their achievement.