All genres films and animation - up to 1 minute long.
All genres films and animation - up to 5 minutes long.
All genres films and animation - 5 to 15 minutes long.
All genres films and animation - 15 to 30 minutes long.
All genres films and animation - 30 to 45 minutes long.
All genres Series pilot or single episode - up to 20 minutes long.
Mid Short Series
All genres Series pilot or single episode - 20 to 45 minutes long.
All genres - up to 20 minutes long.
Mid Short Documentary
All genres - 20 to 45 minutes long.
All genres - up to 5 minutes long.
Up to 20 minutes long.
Up to 5 minutes long.
Video with original music - up to 5 minutes long.
Dance Video, with original music and choreography - up to 5 minutes long.
Original choreography with original music - up to 5 minutes long.
Actress/Actor, Musician, Dancer Performance (solo or ensemble).
Micro Short Script
Up to 5 pages long.
Short Short Script
5 to 25 pages long.
25 to 50 pages long.
September 17, 2021
November 30, 2021
X - 1
January 31, 2022
X - 2
March 31, 2022
X - 3
May 31, 2022
X - 4
July 31, 2022
X - 5
August 10, 2022
September 1-4, 2022
MORE INFO ON FilmFreeway
We accept all genres One-Minute Shorts (up to 1 min), Micro Shorts (up to 5 min), Short Shorts (5-15 min), Shorts (15-30 min), Mid Shorts (30-45 min), Short Series Pilots or Episodes (up to 20 min), Mid Short Series Pilots or Episodes (up to 45 min), Short Documentaries (up to 20 min), ), Mid Short Documentaries (up to 45 min), Trailers (up to 5 min), Music Videos (up to 5 min), Dance Videos (up to 5 min), Posters and submissions for Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Song, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Actress/Actor Performance, Best Music Performance (solo or ensemble), Best Choreography and Best Dance Performance (solo or ensemble).
We accept also Micro Short Scripts (up to 5 pages)Short Short Scripts (5 to 25 pages) and Short Scripts (25 to 50 pages), in English.
Note about the Film categories:
Each Film will compete only in the entered categories, however, there might be special recognitions for outstanding aspects of the Project.
When submitting to Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Actress/Actor Performance, Music or Dance Performance (solo or ensemble), please specify the Artists names in the Cover Letter.
THE PROJECTS MUST BE ORIGINAL AND THE SUBMITTER HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO OWN THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE WORK OR TO HAVE THE PERMISSION TO USE IT.
Works must have been realized after 2011.
Films that are not in English need English subtitles.
Scripts must be in English, but it's possible to send separately also Italian, Spanish or French original versions, for the Judges.
Please make sure that your Project page on FilmFreeway is complete with Poster, Trailer, description and all the information needed.
ATTENTION! WE LOVE ALTERNATIVE AND UNCONVENTIONAL THEMES AND IDEAS, BUT GROSSNESS, HARD SEX, EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE AND "DARK IDEOLOGIES" ARE UNWELCOME!
PROJECTS THAT DON'T FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!
X WORLD IS ALIGNED WITH THE LIGHT AND WITH GOOD VIBES.
Please don't ask to submit for free. The submission fees are the means to help to support all the necessary expenses, that are significant, especially in a Festival with Live Screenings Events in a Theatre.
Occasionally you can find discount codes on the Festival Social Media (Twitter and Facebook)!
Also, being an Independent Festival self-sustained, the X World Short Film Festival Organization can't pay travels and accommodations for Filmmakers coming from all over the World.
However, you will find advice on where to go on the Website page WHERE TO GO.