The Catharsis International Film Festival is an online film festival that wants to support filmmakers around the world. Categories go from short to feature, screenplay, music video, student short movie, commercial, pitches and animation. Each edition we have a guest judge with a lot of experience in the movie business. Every film that is selected to the festival will have a feedback from our judges.

For the second year, there is, besides a amount-price of $150,00, also a statue price for Best Short Fiction Shortfilm and Best Fiction Feature Film!!

New this year is the category of 'Web Series'!

Best Feature Film (fiction)
Best Feature Film (animation)
Best Short Film (fiction)
Best Short Film (animation)
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Commercial
Best Student Short Film (feature and animation)
Best unproduced movie pitch (makes chance to be produced by the production company of Catharsis and the chance to pitch your pitch at Sony Pictures Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros,...)
Best unproduced screenplay (makes chance to be produced by the production company of Catharsis)

1. Every submitted film has to pay an entry fee;
2. Entry fees aren't returned at not-selected films;
3. Films has to be finished after: 01/01/2019;
4. Films has to be subtitled in English;
5. Screenplays has to be unproduced and in English;
6. Pitches has to be unproduced and in English;
7. The entry fee for feature projects (fiction and animation) will be $50;
8. The entry fee for short film project (less than 30min, fiction and animation) will be $10;
9. The entry fee for Music Video will be $10;
10. The entry fee for Web Series will be $15;
11. The entry fee for Commercial will be $10;
12. The entry fee for Student Short Film will be $5;
13. The entry fee for unproduced screenplays will be $10;
14. The entry fee for unproduced pitch will be $5;
15. Each category has to have at least 3 submissions to take place;
16. The organization has the right to screen the winning short film online at it's website;
17. The submitter is the owner of the distribution rights from the films;
18. Productions wich are produced by Catharsis can't submit to the film festival;
19. The festival result isn't discussable with the organization;
20. There is a Winning statue for the winner for Best Short Film and Best Feature Film.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival, thanks for liking my story

    April 2021
  • Our short film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" had got official selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    March 2021
  • George Leontakianakos

    One of the best festivals available right now !!!!! 100% professional !!!!!! Great understanding on what question there was! I highly recommend!!!!!! Well done! Keep going like this !!!!!

    March 2020
  • Gargantua Distribuzioni

    No further notice from them after the selection. Nothing happened. There is no further reference to our film elsewhere. Basically the official selection is just a useless laurel.

    March 2020
  • Herman Perera

    Highly excited and humbled to be the Award Winner of the screenplay category. My greatest respects to the judges for bestowing this honour to my short script 'The Owl.' Thanking everyone in your team and wish CIFF all the very best in the future.

    March 2020