IMDb Qualifying:

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Carpe Diem Film Festival, where we celebrate the art of filmmaking and the passion that drives it. Today, I would like to share with you what sets our festival apart from the rest.

Firstly, at Carpe Diem, we understand that communication is key. As filmmakers ourselves, we know the frustration of having your project selected without even knowing which category it falls into. Therefore, we ensure that we accompany each filmmaker throughout the process, from nomination to selection, with personal emails and customized laurels.

Secondly, we believe that the success of your project does not end with selection. That is why we make sure that all screenings are held in professional cinemas, with 100% attendance, giving your film the exposure it deserves. You can check out our previous events in the Event section of our website.

Thirdly, exposure is crucial for filmmakers, which is why we offer a promotional post on Instagram for all projects registered in "All categories". This way, your film can reach a wider audience.

Fourthly, we have a unique selection process where industry experts review your project, rather than interns or programmers. This ensures that your film is judged with the utmost care and consideration by professionals who know the industry inside out.

Finally, don't just take our word for it. Check out the reviews of previous participants on our website to see for yourself the impact that our festival has had on their careers.

In conclusion, the Carpe Diem Film Festival is a festival created by filmmakers, for filmmakers. We understand the passion and hard work that goes into making a film, and we strive to provide a platform that showcases and celebrates that. Thank you for joining us, and we hope to see your project at our festival soon.

-Best Feature Film
-Best Short Film
-Best Documentary
-Best Serie/Web/Pilot Tv
-Best Music Video

-Best Short Script
-Best Feature Script
-Best First time Screenwriter
-Best Screenwriter.

-Best Female Director
-Best Director
-Best First Time Filmmaker
-Best Producer
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Original Screenplay
-Best Cinematography
-Best Edit
-Best Sound Design
-Best Soundtrack
-Best Visual effects
-Best Trailer
-Best Poster

-Best Indie Feature Film/Documentary (low Budget). Less than 100.000
-Best Indie Short Film (Low Budget). Less than 8.000
-Best Animated Film
-Best Experimental Film
-Best Drama
-Best Comedy
-Best Horror/Thriller
-Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Here is a rule for the Carpe Diem Film Festival:

1. Projects submitted must be in English, Spanish, Italian or French. If the project is in any other language, it must be subtitled in English, Spanish, Italian or French. We accept short films under 60 minutes and feature films over 60 minutes.

2. Entry fees are non-refundable and there are no fee waivers.

3. The jury committee's decision is final.

4. Carpe Diem reserves the right to change or reschedule the festival's dates, venue, awards, and categories without prior notice or consent from contestants.

5. By submitting your project, you acknowledge that you own all copyrights and intellectual properties to the work.

6. Carpe Diem reserves the right to use any part of your submission for promotional purposes on our website and social media accounts.

7. In the event we show the best short film, the best trailer and the best music video.

8. By registering, you agree to all of the festival's rules.

Disclaimer: By submitting your project to the Carpe Diem Film Festival, you confirm that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work if selected. The festival may use promotional images of your submission (without exceeding one minute in duration). The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Carpe Diem 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. Carpe Diem does not pay screening fees. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway, you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.

Overall Rating
  • Sanjana Bhambhani

    The team at Carpe Diem was very responsive, professional and helpful!

    May 2024
  • It was a great experience. Everyone and everything was very professional. Our film got a lot of exposure and an award. What more do you want? Thank you so much.

    May 2024
  • Michael Flores

    It was a privilege to take part in Carpe Diem. Communication was prompt and friendly.

    May 2024
  • A fantastic festival experience. I couldn’t be happier with everything and would recommend to any filmmaker.

    April 2024
  • Thank you so much for the honor of Best Experimental short film! Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the festival in person, but I was really impressed by the personal approach and thoughtful communication by the festival team. I would love to experience the festival live some other time!

    April 2024