The Cinema Soup Film Festival is a multi-genre festival from Breaking Fate Entertainment that will take place in Dekalb, IL! This film festival accepts films in all genres, both short & feature length and without any made by date requirements! Simply put, your film will fit this festivals requirements 99% of the time!

Thank you for your interest in Cinema Soup! We hope you will drop your film in the bowl, because the brew smells great!

This event will feature an awards ceremony offering awards for outstanding works!


Festival is open to in all genres. (NOTE: Sexually explicit films containing sexual penetration will not be accepted)

There is NO 'Film Made By' date. We have shown horror films from as early as the 30's. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current work.

Rules for Submissions

The rules are basic but necessary. Please take a quick look at the info below before you submit.

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this submission are true.

This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival.

I hold Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Cinema Soup Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or media materials(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.

I hold Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Cinema Soup Film Festival its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

I give permission for Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Cinema Soup Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the short for promotional purposes

I give permission for Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Cinema Soup Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival for which it was submitted.

If selected I will provide Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Cinema Soup Film Festival with a digital copy of my films movie poster (in vertical format) for use on the festival website.

Overall Rating
  • Asia LeMasters

    Great little festival with a lot of heart!

    September 2018
  • I wasn't able to attend in person this year, but everything before the festival was handled very professionally and efficiently.

    September 2017
  • Ned Daly

    Could not attend but was pleased that "Why We Went to the Moon" (2015) was selected. Willy was a dream to work with. Best of luck in the future.

    September 2017
  • Goren Henry

    It was a high honor just to be selected and even though our off the wall submission wasn't a festival winner like in other festivals, we look forward to future submissions to Cinema Soup.

    September 2017
  • Jeff Vande Zande

    Did not get to attend, but they were great to communicate with!

    March 2017