Welcome to 9FilmFest, an international annual event held in Bangkok, the greatest city in South East Asia. This year, our 7th festival will be held at Cinema Oasis, on Bangkok’s pristine Sukhumvit road, not far from the famous Emquartier Mall. 9Fest was founded by filmmakers, for filmmakers and the audience. We are excited to announce 9FilmFest dates of May 29 -30, 2019.

We accept all genres of short films from around the world. And provide the opportunity for your film to be accepted into the competition. “9” is the luckiest number in Thailand. Thus, 9 films are selected as Competition Finalists. The science of film needs festivals to screen film and create memorable and inspiring experiences for filmmakers and audience (film lovers). Previously at 9Fest, we have included famous jury members, Oscar winner, George Miller (Mad Max), Apichartpong Weerasethakul (Palme d’Or winner), and Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol.

George Miller shared his thoughts: “I’m so proud to be asked to be one of the judges of the 9 Film Festival. Shorts are a wonderful medium to work, they are accessible to everyone. I’ve seen so many wonderful filmmakers rise out of that. I really have to congratulate all of those who have started that in Thailand. What is so fantastic about the short film medium is it makes it accessible to everybody. Everyone has a chance to get out there, the technology is more and more available. It is really a question to getting out there and using your skills and knowledge and coming up with putting forward your ideas and all your craft and artistry. I’ve seen so many terrific films already and I wish everyone the best. I’m looking forward to so many more terrific films in the future. Good luck everybody. Get down make more movies.”

9Fest is a film festival where selected films will be shown in two cities! What could be more spectacular than screening your short along with fans and filmmakers from around the world! 9Fest is again, honored to partner with Indy Shorts International Film Festival (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) held July 25 – 28, 2019.

Last year, the 9Fest Program screened at the magnificent Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. This year, we will again present carefully selected films from our 9Fest Competition section. The selected films will be included in the Indy Shorts Film Festival on July 25 - 28, 2019! We look forward to seeing your film and include it to be shown in two cities!!

Last year (2018), the 9Fest competition film SWEETHEART was selected to screen at Indy Shorts, the Director, Jeremie Seguin attended the screening at Newfields! It was great to see Jeremie present his superb film to the audience.

“Very proud to receive two awards at the 9FilmFest, the selection was impressive, with so many great films and talented filmmakers. Pleased with the organization’s contact before and after the film festival and very professional” - Jeremie Seguin, Director SWEETHEART

The creative world is at your fingertips. 9FilmFest’s goal is to support filmmakers, applaud their hard work, spark creativity and provide opportunities for discovery. We’re here to make filmmakers dreams come true.

9Fest looks forward to seeing your amazing stories. We’re a film festival whose selected films will be shown in two cities! This Thai and American collaboration gives filmmakers the chance to screen their films in Thailand and America. We ensure your consideration in submitting and trusting us with your film.

HOW IT WORKS: Submit your film to 9FilmFest. Your film will be considered for Competition in Narrative, Animation and Documentary categories at 9Fest. Awards will be presented in each of these categories.

In collaboration with Indy Shorts; The 9Fest Finalist Committee will select films from competition and create a 9Fest Program for screening at Indy Shorts!

9Fest has Narrative, animation, and documentary categories. Short films must be under 40 minutes in length. The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2018.

Awards for Best Film, Cinematography, Sound, script, Actress and Actor will be presented on 30 May 2019.

The creative world is at your fingertips. 9Fest’s goal is to support filmmakers, applaud their hard work, spark creativity and provide opportunities for discovery. We want filmmakers dreams to come true.

9Fest looks forward to seeing your amazing stories.

9Fest Competition Categories: Narrative, Documentary and Animation

The category winners receive 9FilmFest laurel certificates for these awards:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Script

All 9Fest Competition films are eligible for selection (decided by 9Fest jury) to be included in our privileged 9Fest Program at Indy Shorts International Film Festival, July 25 - 28, 2019. These selected 9Fest Program films will also be considered for Indy Shorts Competition sections!


Each submitted film goes through an involved judging process, and is screened in its entirety. Films submitted to the 9FilmFest are distinguished by their overall artistic and technical quality. 9Fest is open to all genres and looks forward expanding visions, ideas and truths to the world.

To be eligible for the 9FilmFest, films must comply with the following:
- The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2018.
- The film must be less than 40 minutes in length.
- The film cannot require dual projection (interlock) or separate soundtracks.
Non-English films must be subtitled in English.
- Your full-length short cannot be posted public on youtube or vimeo channels before
screening at 9FilmFest or Indy Shorts
- If your film is selected in the 9Fest Program for screening at Indy Shorts. The film must
be available for up to 5 screenings during Indy Shorts, July 25 - 28, 2019.
- There must not be a screening fee attached to the film. 9FilmFest and Indy Shorts will
not pay a screening fee to any film featured in the Festival; there are no exceptions.


In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, filmmakers must comply with the following submission rules to be considered as a Finalist in their respective category:

• The submitting filmmaker must be either the producer or director of the film.
Entries are accepted exclusively through www.FilmFreeway.com.
• A completed official entry on FilmFreeway.com must be digitally signed by the filmmaker.
• Payment of the non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submission.
• Link to a functional streaming video file (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) in high definition 720p or 1080p. If the link is password-protected, the password is mandatory. Links may be included in the FilmFreeway cover letter or emailed to info@9filmfest.com.


All entries must submit the following information to be considered for 9FilmFest:
• Link to a functional streaming video file (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) in high definition 720p or 1080p. If the link is password-protected, a working password is mandatory.
• Completed and digitally signed submission on FilmFreeway.com.
• Entry fee.


All filmmakers will be notified by email before 28 April, 2019. 9FilmFest reserves the right to release basic information about selected films as early as May.

- If your film is selected for 9Fest program at Indy Shorts, you are eligible for all the benefits of inclusion at Indy Shorts.
For detailed info go to: http://heartlandfilm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-IndyShorts-RulesRegulations.pdf

Overall Rating
  • Jack Cooper

    We were unable to attend but appreciate 9FilmFest for selecting our film and hope that it was received well in Bangkok. All interactions with festival organisers was smooth and straightforward.

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Jack! Your film was well received with plenty of laughs. Great comedy and we wish to see more of your films!

  • Alan Marshall

    9Filmfest screened films by some very accomplished filmmakers and we were glad to be a part of it. The venue for 2019, Oasis Cinema in Bangkok, is also fast becoming a cultural icon.

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Alan, Thanks for attending your screening of LITERARY METHOD OF URBAN DESIGN. It was a new approach, bringing creativity and importance of the future to come, with your son as our moderator!

  • Siddhartha Dutt

    It was really an honour to be a part of this festival and proud to be selected for screening and finally to have won the Best film award for my short film BOOM BOOM. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend the festival, but will submit my next short again and try to attend next year. 9FilmFest is truly Proactive, warm, fair and clear in communication. Way to go!! I would highly recommend 9FilmFest.

    Best Wishes
    Siddhartha Dutt

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Siddhartha thanks for the accolades! Of course, it's all of us blending together to bring creative brilliant films out! BOOM BOOM is brilliant, keeping the audience on edge not sharing why an extremely deadly event is taking place. And this is why your film was selected to be screened at Indy Shorts by Heartland Film in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 25-28 July 2019. 9Fest is very proud to have your film included in our program. Congratulations and Make More Films!!

  • Christine Seow

    Thank you to 9FilmFest for screening my film ‘Rojak Romance’ and awarding it with the Best Director award!

    Brian is very hospitable and has done a great job welcoming filmmakers. It’s a comfortable and cosy theatre in a nice area, coupled with a great lineup of films. Thank you for the experience! Well done to the team!

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Christine. It was great having you visit with your film and answering Questions during the Q&A! Rojak Romance is an important and should be mandatory screening in schools so everyone can open their eyes, hearts and souls to freedom, harmony and acceptance! Great work, we look forward to more of your Directing in future films!

  • Raymond Pangilinan

    We were happy to premier our short film at 9Filmfest. Mr Bennett was very accommodating with the filmmakers and audiences. We’ll definitely join in future iteration.

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Raymond, everyone loved your film BY THE SEA! 9Fest awarded BEST ACTRESS to Krystle Campos and the audience cheered! We must give you credit for a great script and your selection of the perfect leading Actress! We look forward to your future work!