By submitting your film to the festival you (filmmaker or institution) assume the “applicant” role. This means that you confirm that you own the full rights of your film and have the permission to submit it and and you are responsible for the content you are providing.
Submissions are only accepted via FilmFreeway.
Online screener is necessary and VIFF must be allowed to download your film.
You must be 18 years or older to enter the festival’s competition.
All films must have been made in or after 2016.
Entry fees are not refundable.
Please do not send any DVDs.
A film entered into the festival’s competition will not be considered unless the appropriate entry fee has been paid.
You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay the entry fee for each film. No more than one film per artist will be selected.
We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.
The selection committee has the right to nominate your submitted film for a different category as the one for it had been submitted.