We are thrilled to announce the call for submissions to the 11th annual 9FilmFest.

The festival is open to short films of all genres, including narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental films. We welcome submissions from both established and emerging filmmakers.

What is more rewarding than having your film selected for Competition? As Filmmakers, we take great pride in announcing that our film is in competition! “9” is the luckiest number in Thailand. Thus, 9 films are selected as Competition Finalists.

Having your film selected for competition can be important for several reasons:

Exposure: Being selected for competition can provide your film with a wider audience, including industry professionals, critics, and potential fans. This exposure can help your film gain recognition and potentially lead to further opportunities for distribution, funding, or future projects.

Prestige: Being selected for competition can also add prestige to your film and your reputation as a filmmaker. Winning an award or even being a finalist in a competitive festival can be a significant achievement and a source of pride for you and your team.

Validation: Being selected for competition can provide validation for the hard work and creativity you put into your film. It can be reassuring to know that your film was recognized by professionals in the industry, and this can help build your confidence as a filmmaker.

However, it's important to remember that competition isn't everything. If your film isn't selected for competition, it doesn't mean it's not a great film or that it won't find an audience.

Selected films will be screened at the festival, which will take place from November 1 - 2, 2024 at The Friese-Greene Club on Sukhumvit road. The Friese-Greene Club is a small, private member's club in Bangkok Thailand. It is dedicated to those people who have a passion for cinema; filmmakers, film students, film journalists, or film enthusiasts.

We believe that storytelling is a powerful way to connect people, and we are committed to showcasing the diverse perspectives and voices of filmmakers from around the world. 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 filmmaker's dreams to come true.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating the art of filmmaking!!
9Fest is ready to seeing your amazing stories in 2024!

9Fest Competition Categories: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental

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

Best Film
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Script

SELECTION PROCESS:

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.

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible for the 9FilmFest, films must comply with the following:

- The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2019.

- The film must be 40 minutes or less, including all credits.

- 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

- There must not be a screening fee attached to the film. 9FilmFest will not pay
a screening fee to any film featured in the Festival; there are no exceptions.

RULES FOR SUBMISSION

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.

MATERIALS CHECKLIST

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.

NOTIFICATION

All filmmakers will be notified by email before October 10, 2024. 9FilmFest reserves the right to release basic information about selected films as early as September 15, 2024.

Overall Rating
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  • This festival does not have an active website. It is better for those who are interested to follow the news of the festival through the website.

    November 2023
  • Joe Chang

    Fantastic Festival with excellent programming!

    March 2023
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    Response from festival:

    We appreciate your review Joe :) Programming is the heart of 9FilmFest! Programming distinguishes the quality of work by all selected filmmakers :)

  • "MarriageFit" is so honored to be a FINALIST! Dope communication and unwavering support of filmmakers!
    Thank you so much! Cast n Crew #MarriageFitMovie

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Rob, Thanks so much for your support!! You get it! We look forward toseeing your future work like the awesome "MarriageFit".......

  • Jess Clark

    It was a great honour for LOVE to be selected as a finalist and for our leading man Jules to win BEST ACTOR. We had great communication with the festival and it was great to be part of an event run by film lovers who are championing emerging talent both local and international.

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Jess for your review :) Working with talented filmmakers and actors and sharing is what film festivals are all about! We look forward to seeing more of your future work!

  • Macela Robison

    We'd like to thank 9FilmFest for the award of Best Film for the short film, Defenseless. Although we were unable to attend the event, we are pleased to have been selected and given an award.
    Thanks again, and we will recommend this Film Festival to all Filmmakers.

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    We loved your film Defenseless!! look forward to more of your important films!!