The first annual CAUSE A SCENE Festival presented by Taylor Talent Reels was created to see just who has what it takes! ACTORS/FILMMAKERS

CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL (CASF) is a festival that is designed to showcase an actors ability to carry a scene & a directors ability to bring a scene to life through their filmmaking technique. Unlike most festivals you’ll find in existence, we are looking for the best overall SCENE. Not Short, not Short feature, Not Feature we are looking for is your ability as filmmakers to create the most dynamic SCENE.

Your scene can be anywhere between 1-5 min.

We at (CASF) also want to help filmmakers network with other filmmakers as well as Entertainment Industry Executives. Giving Filmmakers another platform for exposure and Career enhancement.


winner will receive the below prizes
$1,000 in combined cash and prizes

Rules & Terms

We strongly encourage you review the following carefully. By submitting your project, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to all of the following rules and terms. All projects that have been submitted by our final deadline and that adhere to the following terms will be considered for inclusion in the 2019 CAUSE A SCENE Festival.

Each submission must be accompanied by a submission fee paid in full and a working screener in order to be considered. Once we have all necessary materials, the submission will be marked “In Consideration”. It is the submitter’s responsibility to make sure that all submission requirements are met. If your Submission has not been listed “In Consideration” 7 business days after submission, please contact us to find out what is needed to move your film into consideration.

FEE - $25.00 USD

Entry Fees must be paid online
We do NOT accept checks
Entry fees are non-refundable
Entries will not be viewed without payment

Press kits and cover letters are required. When submitting, please attach it to your submission. DO NOT send hard copies to our office; they will be recycled.

All projects must be submitted via secure online screener - either as a password protected Vimeo link attached to your submission emailed directly to darion@taylortalentreels.com.
We DO NOT accept DVD or Blu-Ray screeners. In addition, we cannot accept screener links via email, they MUST be attached to your submission.

The submitter is responsible for ensuring that their screener link and password is active through at least July 20th 2019. In the event of a password or URL change after submitting, email us immediately. If we discover an error with the screener, we will attempt to email the submitter for an update. Failure to respond by the final submission deadline will result in disqualification without refund of submission fees.

All foreign-language submissions must be submitted with English subtitles. If we discover a foreign-language submission is missing subtitles, we will attempt to email the submitter for an update. Failure to provide working subtitles by the final submission deadline will result in disqualification without refund of submission fees.


Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Action, Horror, Suspense along with a Best Overall Actor, Best Set Design, Best Score

Please review all submission categories carefully before submitting your project. All entrants are required to pay the submission fee of their appropriate category. If you believe you have submitted your film to the wrong category, contact us immediately.

Submission to multiple categories is encouraged. Please read category descriptions carefully to determine where your submission belongs. If the entrant wishes to submit to multiple categories, a separate submission fee must be paid for each category. CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL reserves the right to determine eligibility of a submission in each respective category. Refunds will not be offered for submission to an inappropriate category.


All projects must have been completed on or before August 9th, 2019 to be considered.


We do not accept work in progress. You must submit your final finished scene by due date.

No updated cuts will be accepted.

If selected, the final version of the film must be available by August 9th, 2019.


Please keep track of deadlines closely if you plan on submitting within a certain submission window. All deadlines are set for 11:59pm EDT (with the exception of our final deadline on August 9th, 2019 at 11:59pm EST).

Any submissions with an unpaid balance after a deadline will be required to pay the following deadline’s submission fee. Failure to pay the appropriate fee will result in disqualification without a refund.


All works selected must be available by August 9th, 2019 for inclusion in the festival.

Upon acceptance into the CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL, you grant CAUSE THE SCENE FESTIVAL the right to utilize an excerpt from your scene for promotional purposes.

All accepted scenes will screen at least once during the festival, with the possibility of an encore screening for select scene when appropriate. All scheduling is purely at the discretion of the CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL staff.


The CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES for submitted scenes. By submitting your project, you acknowledge that CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL will not pay to present your work.

By entering your filmed scene for consideration to the CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL, and any representative or affiliates 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.

I hereby grant CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL, all rights necessary to exhibit and promote the above-referenced filmed scene at the 2019 edition. I represent that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. I further represent that I am authorized to submit the above-referenced filmed scene and, if selected, will deliver the screening print to the Festival office no later than August 9th, 2019. Additionally, I indemnify the Festival from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fee arising out of or in connection with third parties in regard to the screening of said filmed scene. Further, I hereby agree that I have read and agree to the Rules and Regulations for submissions to CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL 2019.

Once a project is listed “In Consideration”, we are unable to offer refunds for any reason, including (but not limited to):
Submission to the wrong category
Change in premiere status or distribution
Duplicate submissions
Failure to pay the full submission fee by the final deadline
Failure to provide a working screener by the final deadline
Project’s failure to comply with submission Rules & Terms
Rejection from the festival
Withdrawing your submission for any reason (including changes of heart)
CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL reserves the right to disqualify any submission without refund, even after a film has been invited or final programming has been announced, at the sole discretion of CAUSE A SCENE FESTIVAL staff.

If you have any questions that are not answered here or in our Submission FAQ please email us at info@causeascenefestival.com. We are unable to address inquiries via phone.