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The third ABSURDAH international film festival will be happening on one evening at the Criterion Music Hall Theatre in Blue Town — the new home of art house films. We are open to all international films that don't fit in, don't want to fit in, or just can't be categorised to fit in to the norms expected of so many conservative festivals (you know who you are). Finalists are shown in the evening.

Every selected submission will be eligible for “the adsurdah awards” presented in the evening of the festival.

The film-makers and cinephiles will experience an eventful evening on the 15th April 2023.

This year we are looking for fictions, animation, video arts, short films and very short films. Finalists and winners will be shown in the evening all will be eligible for “the adsurdah awards”.

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Every selected submission will be eligible for “the adsurdah awards” which will be presented in the evening of the festival. There will be an international jury made up of international artists, designers and film-makers dedicated to each particular absurdist award.

Films can have been made yesterday, last month or upto 20 years ago.

There will be 30 finalists.

The 12 awards are: Best in festival, Best film (10-30 minutes), Best short film (under 10 minutes), Best animation (10-30 minutes), Best very short film (1 minute), Best Poetry film, Best director, Best student absurd, Best camera, Best music/sound, Best film poster and finally, Best adsurdist.

First places will receive an ABSURDAH award, this is a limited edition physical award not some generic monstrosity from an awards manufacturer. If the recipient is not at the awards ceremony the award will be posted to the winner at their own cost.

The Absurd Art House Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Absurd Art House Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Entries will not be returned.

Each submission must have its own submission fee.

Please put the title of the entry and your FilmFreeway tracking code on all submssion materials.

Overall Rating
  • Tim Dübbert

    Great festival with an interesting selection of films!

    November 2023
  • Cally Trench

    Thank you for including my film 'Feet'. It was a marvellous evening of films. Great venue. Honoured to have won an award.

    April 2023
  • Susan Bruce

    Thank-you for selecting my film 'Feint Hearted' to Finalist. Unfortunately, I live in Australia and I could not be there for the screening, and it looked like an amazing event. I would love to attend another year.

    July 2022
  • Julian iliev

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    July 2022
  • I was unable to travel from the United States this year but the communication was great and the festival director responded to my emails quickly. You can tell they care about the filmmakers and I hope I can attend in the future.

    November 2021