Art Experimental Screenings Film Festival Fresh Stream is a film festival & screenplay contest dedicated to art and experimental films, music, and animation.
We hold the festival live in popular venues (cinemas, conference halls, parks, etc.) to get closer to an audience.
During the event, each film receives the audience feedback and evaluation by 6 criteria: script, directing, acting, camerawork, music, and impressiveness. Filmmakers receive detailed results personally after the event. Based on those results the best film receives the Audience Award.
We pitch a short screenplay description (logline) on the event page to filmmakers and producers attending the festival. In case of their interest, we contact the screenplay author.
The author can send an additional written or video description for pitching.
A jury selects the Best Screenplay winner and other category screenplay winners.
The Screenplay contest winners receive certificates.
A professional jury panel that includes award-winning filmmakers, producers, as well as representatives of distributors, buyers, and online streaming services, also reviews selected films and gives their awards.
We receive submissions from more than 150 countries so we reach a loyal audience from those countries.
That’s why if we have permission from the filmmaker, we broadcast the film on a special channel on our website during the event days.
The festival is part of an international project MoviExpa (Los Angeles, CA), distributing independent films Worldwide to the audience, cinemas, channels, and online services.
Once the festival is over, the team will provide a brief distribution plan to the filmmaker if they express interest in it.
So, what can you expect when you submit your film to our film festival:
🟢 Live screenings of your film in front of a severe and multinational audience
🟢 Audience feedback with the evaluations of your film. This feedback is very important for further film distribution as well.
🟢 Promotion of your film on our social media and among our customers and site visitors
🟢 Pitching screenplays in front of filmmakers and producers
🟢 Professional jury awards.
🟢 Official Certificates and unique festival laurels for your film.
🟢 The Festival Winner receives the Trophy
🟢 Networking opportunities
🟢 Your film will be observed by buyers and channel representatives collaborating with our project and our festival.
🟢 You can receive further distribution opportunities from our team based on your film screening results
And most of the fun, pleasure, honor, and big hug emotions!
Best Feature Art/Experimental Film (51 min and longer)
Best Short Art/Experimental Film (up to 50 min)
Best Art/Experimental Documentary
Best Art/Experimental Animation
Best Art/Experimental Music Dance Clip
Best Web / New Media Project
Best Interactive Film
Fan Award Winner
Section Audience Award Winner
The event WINNER receives the Trophy.
All the Award Winners receive the Award sign, the certificate, and the laurels.
The selected films may receive offers for further distribution in theaters or/and TV or/and streaming services
The official festival language is English.
The festival accepts films in any language from around the world according to the terms mentioned in the rules of the category.
All films in the not English language must have subtitles in English.
All films must be completed in production in 2019 or later.
The screenplay must be written in English. The screenplay must be in an industry-standard format. The font must be a 12-point Courier or equivalent (recommended). A title page containing the title, author's name, and contact info. The screenplay must not have been previously sold or currently under option.
The festival accepts web links or uploaded to the festival website materials only, DVDs are not accepted.
After a film or screenplay has been officially selected, the author will be notified via the contact email.
Official selection does not mean that the filmmaker’s film or screenplay will be screened or awarded at the festival.
All submissions must be completed by the date indicated on the festival’s website.
All submissions to the festival are to be paid by credit card or PayPal via the platforms mentioned on the festival’s website.
The submission fee is non-refundable.
The festival does not give any fee waivers.
The selected films are shown live at the venues determined by the festival producers for the current festival edition.
The selected screenplay loglines are published on the festival website.
Films may be screened online on the festival website in addition to live screenings if the filmmaker does not prohibit it.
Awards, Prizes, Winners Determination.
The Category Award Winners are determined by the Festival Jury.
The Fan Award Winners are determined according to the voting on social media.
The Event Winner is determined by the voting during the live screening event audience voting results. The attendees fill out the event protocols rating the selected films by their estimates (from 1 to 9). After the event is concluded the estimates are counted. The Event Winner receives the most estimates among all the films. The Section Audience Award Winners receive the most estimates among the films included in the Section. If the Event Winner and the Section Audience Award Winner are the same films, the Section Audience Award goes to the next film after the Event Winner received fewer estimates. If there are films that receive equal estimates, the festival producer’s protocol estimate is prevail to determine the winner.
The Event Winner receives the Trophy.
All the Winners receive the Award sign, the certificate, and the laurels by contact email. They may receive the awards directly at the event if they (or their confirmed representatives) are present at the event.
The festival’s producer reserves the right to change prizes and awards without any notification to participants (or winners).
Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state, province or territory and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance or use not specified herein as being provided.
The Festival Producer may set the additional awards, award signs, and prizes before the event.
Response from festival:
Thank you so much for your kind words and amazing feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience at our festival, and we're grateful for your support. Our team works hard to make sure that everyone involved in the festival has a great time, so it's wonderful to know that our efforts are appreciated. Thank you again, and we hope to see you at our festival again in the future! Good luck with the Dissonance festival circuit!
Response from festival:
Thank you very much for your kind words and feedback! I'm glad to hear that you found the festival to be excellent and that you appreciate the artistic values. Congratulations on winning the award for your experimental short film "The Seventh Seal". It's an honor to have your work showcased at the festival. Thank you for recommending it!