What filmmakers are saying about us…
“It is a new and refreshing way to help filmmakers. Thank you very much for accepting my film and thank you even more for the feedback. It was excellent feedback and it is nice to have fresh eyes on this project.” – Kevin Almodovar, Director of “Until Death”
“We are humbled by your kind words of The Coming Convergence.” – Carrie Miller of Ingenuity Films
“Many thanks and what an honor it is to be included in the fellowship. Thank you for your critique and very useful comments on our production.” – Jason Meath, CEO of Meath Television Media LLC
“Again. Thank you. Your evaluation really helped me understand my
film more and is also helpful for my future projects.” – Roman Sotelo,
Producer of “Grief”
“Excellent fellowship with great communication.” – Michael Gavino, Writer, Director, and Producer of “For Greater Good.”
“Many thanks for the feedback. Fairly scathing assessment but very much appreciated” – Student Filmmaker, Danny Crossman
“My extreme thanks for your team’s evaluation of my film. It was well taken and lessons learned will be applied to our future films. I agree with much of what was suggested and many of those ideas may be implemented.” – Chuck Fishbein, Director of “Home, With Honors”
“Thanks again for the detailed evaluation and to you all for hosting. This is really a unique kind of festival and well worth the investment” – Thomas Brouns, Director
We are using Film Freeway for Film Submissions.
Open submission begins April 1, 2020
All filmmakers receive an official evaluation completed by our staff of professionals in the film industry. This is a courtesy and tool we provide to help filmmakers improve their film and craft. Those films that illustrate a high degree of mastery of the craft and have a unique, powerful, and thought-provoking story to tell are selected by the staff to be invited into our Filmmakers Fellowship which gives you membership access to the Filmmaker’s Roundtable on our website where you can read articles from Moviemaker magazine, tips, and essays from filmmakers. You are also invited to exclusive online chats and meetings with the fellowship. Selectees are also emailed awards logos and laurels to use on their movie promotional items. Other promotional material, products, and discounts may be available.
Rules & Terms
While we do not want to limit creativity, we believe it is perfectly
reasonable to produce films that inspire and do not have nudity, sexual
content, profanity, or glorified violence. We seek films that showcase a
good understanding of the craft, have a well formulated script, and
have a message.
Instructional films, documentaries, short shorts, shorts, features, and all types of films are accepted that comply with our rules.
Due to our cost associated with the film evaluation service we provide and due also to the fact that our prices are already reasonable, especially for students and seniors, we do not give waivers for any reason. Please see our guidelines for student films. Driver’s license or student IDs are required and you must be 17 or under to submit as a student. Film schools who wish to submit student films can get the student rate for each film and might receive further discounts and incentives if they become a paid sponsor of the event. Film school or camp directors are encouraged to contact us about sponsorship opportunities.
We believe that you are never too young or old to pursue your dreams,
therefore, special rates are given to seniors over 70 and youth under
Films must not contain nudity or sexual content.
Films should not include excessive profanity or violence unless being
used in a war picture or to portray reality. Films that seem to
needlessly use profanity or glorify violence will not be accepted.
IFI exists for the filmmaker. We do everything we can to promote those films and filmmakers who get selected. Those filmmakers are encouraged to network with our fellowship of selectees in order to help promote their film and learn about other projects.
As mentioned under Event Description, all submitted films will be
evaluated by our team of professionals. You will be emailed a detailed
evaluation that you can use to improve your film.
Films can be submitted by clicking the “Submit Now” button at the top of this page.
Upon acceptance of your film, we will request a download and a usb flash drive may be required for films under 40 minutes! Additional digital photos, stills, and picture of the writer, producer, director or lead actor are recommended. We require a movie poster since the first thing viewers will see online is your movie poster. Additional information about the film, the writer, producer, or director are required when you submit your film. This helps us promote your film. It is not necessary to physically send these materials in the mail. Just submit the required and recommended items along with your film.
We do everything we can to help filmmakers improve their craft and promote the filmmakers in our festival. We want you to be part of our fellowship. If you have a film, submit it.
Thank You for choosing IFI!