2022 Film Guide


Short 5lm entries must be under 40 minutes in length. Running time is calculated by timing the head frame to the last frame on the end credits.

The appropriate entry fee must accompany each entry. This nonrefundable fee covers screening and handling costs and will not be returned.

The 5lm or video must have been completed after January 1, 2020.

Films or videos using uncredited, non-licensed, copyrighted musical or literary properties without legal permission and appropriate attribution credits are not eligible.

The competition is open to professional and nonprofessional 5lmmakers. This is an online 5lm Festival, and there will be no physical screening Entries must be submitted in the completed form in which they will be judged.

The festival reserves the right to change the date of the event without having the approval of the submitters

The decisions of the Jury are 5nal. The Jury reserves the right not to select a winner in any given category. The Jury reserves the right to change a category to the bene5t of the 5lm.


Short Fiction
Short Animation
Short Documentary
Best Feature Film
Best Student Film
Best Director
Best Woman Filmmaker
Best Man Filmmaker
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Cinematography
Best Original Screenplay
Best Film Editing
Best Sound
Music Score
Best Film on Women’s issue
Best Virtual Reality / 360o Film
Best Trailer / Teaser

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