International Brightlight Film Festival - Hollywood - The festival's goal is to introduce and reward independent filmmakers from all over the world and become a tool to open the way in the cinema industry. In order to encourage participants to trust themselves more, we offer prizes to best works.

Main Categories

- Best Short Film
- Best Animation
- Best Feature Film
- Best Student Film
- Best Documentary

Sub Categories

- Best VFX
- Best Director
- Best Original Music
- Best Cinematography
- Best Male Performance
- Best Student Filmmaker
- Best Female Performance

- Golden Laurel
- Special Jury Laurel

- By submitting American Brightlight Film Festival, the submitter agrees that he/she owns all copyrights and intellectual properties to his/her work and agrees to hold harmless the festival from any claims, losses, liabilities, or attorneys' fees that may be held in connection with the Film entry or the Festival's use thereof.

- All foreign language films should be submitted with English subtitles.

- All genres are accepted except porn and those with much violence.

- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided not to limit the completion dates to 2020 and 2021 so films which have been completed after January 1, 2018 are also accepted.

Overall Rating
  • Josh Li

    They provide great support for young filmmakers. A great platform to get their work out there.

    May 2022
  • Thanks a lot for your rating! Good luck!

    April 2022
  • Great festival! Very happy that my film "OPAL" was a finalist. Big thanks to the International Brightlight Film Festival and its entire staff!

    April 2022
  • Thank you to everyone at International Brightlight Film Festival! It was a great honor that my Feature Screenplay "A Scottish Gem" was selected as a Nominee for Best Screenplay. I wish I could have personally attended your Red Carpet event. Hopefully next time...

    April 2022
    Response from festival:

    You are welcome, Yvonne. It was a pleasure having your work submitted to our festival. We look forward to meeting you next year, with your new work.
    Also, please email , if you didn't receive an attendance certificate yet.

  • Tony Stellato

    Thank you for selecting THE HANGED MAN as a festival finalist. Communication was great with the festival over email.

    April 2022
    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure, Tony. We hope to see you next year with even greater achievements. Keep up your good work.
    Also, please email , if you didn't receive an attendance certificate yet.