About CineAid Film Festival:

CineAid strives in our community work to entertain, educate, and inform through film. The 2nd annual CineAid Film Festival is an extension of our desire to share unique world views and perspectives through the power of film. We welcome films from a variety of genres, cultures, languages, and viewpoints, and hope to make the CineAid Film Festival a yearly event in Austin, Texas that shares worldwide issues of pressing importance with the greater Austin community.

We are sponsored by: Zacuto, Westcott, Film Convert, Final Draft, and Red Giant.

For more information visit our website: www.cineaid.org


Best Feature Narrative:
-Westcott Flex 1x1 X-Braket Mount Daylight Set ($1000 value)

Best Feature Documentary:
-One full version of the Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite

Best Short Narrative:
-Full version of Final Draft screenwriting software
-DSLR Z-Finder Pro (Zacuto)

Best Short Documentary:
-Full version of Final Draft screenwriting software
-DSLR Z-Finder Pro (Zacuto)

*Zacuto Award for Innovation in Filmmaking:
This award is open to all filmmakers who submit. It includes:
-$300 purchasing credit (with Zacuto)
-$1000 rental credit (with Zacuto)
-Promotion bundle - featured filmmaker spotlight with newsletter placement and cross-platform social promotion

*Note: We only accept films via online screener (i.e. youtube, vimeo). Physical screeners (DVD, Blu-Ray) will not be accepted. You must submit your online screener via FilmFreeway.


By submitting your film for consideration to the CineAid Film Festival, you are acknowledging that you have the full authority to do so, and that the film is legally cleared for potential film festival exhibition. Additionally you acknowledge that you have all the rights to music, releases for actors/participants, and other legal permissions required for exhibition. CineAid is also granted permission to utilize the submitted film and related materials for promotional purposes. You shall also indemnify the CineAid Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos submitted.


-All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles.
-All submissions must be accompanied by corresponding submission fee.
-Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway
-Physical screeners (DVD, Blu-Ray) will not be accepted.
-Entries must be received no later than July 15th, 2016.
-Short films must be under 30 minutes.
-Feature length films must be at least 60 minutes.
-No works in progress will be accepted.
-Films screened online are still eligible for submission.
-Submissions must be accompanied by basic press kit: director bio, synopsis, 2 production stills (300 dpi), logline.
-Selected films with screen in the beautiful city of Austin, TX