9LadiesFilmFestival is a distinguished independent film festival showcasing short films from around the world to an audience of film fans and movie-makers.

We will consider uber-unique and compelling short cinematic works in the following criteria:

Short film and Documentary

9.59 Secs or less
10-29 minutes long

Our festival is a annual festival, submissions are accepted from both emerging and established movie-makers.

We are open to short films and Documentaries of any genre. The finalists will enjoy a specific location for their live screening, from historical houses to modern cinemas. Dates of screenings and locations are to be confirmed.

Our judges are carefully picked from the film industry for their own skills and outstanding contributions to the art.

WRITERS! Find out more about 9uake...

We are also taking entries for our script competition called "9uake". We're looking for unsolicited scripts up to 15 minutes long specifically in the horror genre (maximum 15 A4 pages).

To be eligible the script should be correctly formatted (there are a number of programmes out there to help with this).

We want something courageous, extraordinary and cutting edge…Oh, and the theme must have something to do with the number “9”.

The winner of 9uake will be offered an in-house production opportunity with Nine Ladies Film: an award-winning professional indie film company specialising in horror film-making. Nine Ladies Film will help bring your awesome script to the screen and propel it into the public domain.

9LadiesFilmFestival promotes the work of inventive, original, free-thinking and independent filmmakers; to raise their profile throughout the web and connect them with established industry professionals around the world. One of the ways we do this is by creating and taking care of your online presence; creating a web page for your winning film and promoting it like hellfire across social media platforms.

What’s not to love?!

Our judges will award the best films through private screenings.

Awards & Prizes

The winner of 9uake will be offered an in-house production opportunity with Nine Ladies Film: an award-winning professional indie film company specialising in horror film-making. Nine Ladies Film will help bring your awesome script to the screen and propel it into the public domain.

We hope to be able to announce unique prizes for the winning films in due course. We are committed to delivering a percentage of money from submission fees back into a prize fund.

Awards for
Best Film. Under 9.59 Secs or less
Best Film Over 10 mins Under 29 mIns
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Script
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Audience Award for Best Film.

Rules & Terms

ELIGIBILITY:

All can be of any genre and topic.

Submissions with language other than English must have English subtitles.

We will consider all films that have been completed after January 2016.

Artists are welcome to submit a FilmFreeway online screener. No DVD submissions.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted separately.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

NOTIFICATION:
All notifications of acceptance or rejection will be made by email from 9LadiesFilmFestival on Feb 2nd 2018.

SELECTION:
Official selection will be shown on our website.

All projects submitted to the festival are seen and scored by at least two different programmers.

9LadiesFilmFestival selects its submissions by majority vote and nothing is offered early acceptance. The judges decisions are final.

If selected, the festival will contact you with details of screeners required for the festival screenings.

9LadiesFilmFestival cannot be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which are lost or damaged.

The 2017 9LadiesFilmFestvial will take place online from July 14th 2017 to Jan 19th 2018.

Festival dates are subject to change.

Participation in the 9LadiesFilmFestival grants us the authorization to show elements of the entered film for promotional purposes if required.

You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.

By submitting your project to the 9LadiesFilmFestival you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to all the terms and conditions of the festival rules and guidelines.

We will not accept.

1. Amateur videos or appropriated content masquerading as "experimental film"
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films which are made before 2016
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)

2 Reviews

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    Mailuki Films

    Superb !!
    Definitely, We will submit a lot of new shorts next year.
    Mailuki Films Team

    June 2016
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    Carlos Bigorra

    Hi, we won the best micro-short (onlne voting section) with our story PRESAGE

    But that´s not the reason to tell you we consider this Festival as really brave and independent. They told us from the very first moment the steps to follow. And via Facebook or Twitter we´ve known each and every one of their decisions

    Once again, thanks for your effort and dedication from Spain (we couldn´t go there (that´s why we don´t review Hospitality))

    Carlos Bigorra

    June 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Many thanks Carlos for your review. We hope that our second festival will move forward again and we can give further opportunities to filmmakers to have their work seen.