Cine'-Trance Film Festival focuses on marginalized perspectives & experimental filmmaking which subsets the stagnant stamina of mainstream cinema.

Started in 2015 by a group of writer/director/producers/actors, Cine'-Trance Film Festival continues to be organized and programmed by active filmmakers & artists who are currently working in the industry.

As a year-round organization, Cine'-Trance Film Festival serves as a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging talent and is dedicated to the nurturing and development of new independent artists.

Cine'-Trance serves as a platform for the discovery of new and emerging independent artists and is dedicated to the nurturing and development of their vision. We accept films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world. We are fond of and are drawn to films that focus on marginalized perspectives and on films and stories that are outside of the mainstream box.

Jury Award for Narrative Feature
Jury Award for Documentary Feature
Jury Award for Narrative Short
Jury Award for Documentary Short
Jury Award for Animation Short
Jury Award for Experimental Short
Audience Award for Narrative Feature
Audience Award for Documentary Feature
Heimlich Award

ALL DEADLINES ARE RECEIVED-BY DEADLINES. All materials must be received by the deadlines listed, NOT postmarked by that date.


Filmmakers are welcome to either submit a FilmFreeway online screener or send us a YouTube, Vimeo or Web-based link. We do NOT accept Blu-ray discs or DVD copies as submission copies.

We strongly advise filmmakers to submit a password-protected link of their film IN ADDITION to their FilmFreeway online screener. Please include the link in the Cover Letter section of your FilmFreeway submission page, or email it to us at by referencing your FilmFreeway tracking number. Once again, the online link is only a supplement to your official submission screener.

Please note that the ONLY difference in the early submission deadline versus the final submission deadline is the fee discount. The submission process and consideration by the Cine'-Trance Film Festival Programming Committee is not affected by the date you submit your film as long as it is received by our final deadline! We appreciate, however, filmmakers submitting their work as early as possible.


Cine'-Trance Film Festival 2016 films will be selected by the festival founders. All selections will be posted on our site in mid-June 2016.

If a film is accepted, filmmakers will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video materials to and from the festival venue. A complete press kit and an online link to your film will be needed as soon after notification as possible. Cine'-Trance Film Festival cannot be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which are lost or damaged.

The 2016 Cine'-Trance Film Festival will take place in Los Angeles, CA USA September 16th & 17th 2016. There will be a screening in Berlin, Germany at a later date. Unfortunately, Cine'-Trance does not provide room, board or travel for filmmakers, so we suggest making necessary arrangements. Festival dates are subject to change.

For More Information:

Most questions can be answered on our website FAQ pages. After you submit, please check your FilmFreeway online account to see if your film has been received. Please don't contact us to find out if your film has been received. Check online please.

For any other questions, feel free to contact us!