Cosmic Film Festival is a semi-annual online film festival. We accept films from all cultures, languages, and corners of the world because we believe film and art transcend all. Cosmic Film Festival was founded by Ranelle Golden in 2016. Her vision was to bring passionate filmmakers of all backgrounds together with audiences eager to experience film beyond mainstream movies. Cosmic Film Festival is an IMDb qualifying festival dedicated to sharing diverse filmmakers and artistic talent with the world.

Thank you for considering Cosmic Film Festival.

**We will consider cell phone, webcam, and films recorded through other various devices into Cosmic Film Festival as long as they meet the requirements specified for the Award Categories and Rules & Terms. We understand that filmmakers in 2020-present may not have had access to regular film resources. We'd love to see what you came up with despite the setbacks of the pandemic!


Best Short Film (1 to 10 minutes)
Best Short Film (11 to 30 minutes)
Best Feature Film
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best International Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Student Film
Best Feature Screenplay (70 to 120 pages)
Best Short Screenplay (40 pages or less)

Category ADD-ONs:

Best Director*
Best Editor*
Best Musical Score*

*This category is for Filmmakers to be considered in the additional areas of Editing, Directing, Music. Must have the same film already submitted in a main category.

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- Digital Winner Certificate
- Film trailer (if provided) featured on our website along with the film's overview or logline, and brief film specs*
- Q&A blog write-up about winning film for

Winners of Best Feature Screenplay, Best Short Screenplay, and Best Feature Film will additionally receive:

A 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you'll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film.

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- Digital Finalist Certificate
- Film poster featured on our website along with the film's overview or logline, and brief film specs*

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- Film poster featured on our website along with the film's overview or logline, and brief film specs*

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*Features on website will be published for a minimum of 2 weeks on If you'd like to opt out of having your film or trailer published, please contact us at

By submitting to Cosmic Film Festival, you agree to the following:

(1) Entrants grant Cosmic Film Festival permission to use images and excerpts of each submitted film, for promotional purposes upon acceptance into the festival. This includes posters/overviews/trailers/clips on the festival's social media and website. If you would like to opt out from this, please contact Cosmic Film Festival organizers within 5 working days of your notification of acceptance into the festival.

(2) Entries must be in English, with the exception of any foreign film which must contain English subtitles. If any foreign film submission does not contain the required subtitles, it will be automatically disqualified. No refunds.

(3) Only completed film entries and short screenplay entries will be accepted. The Entrant has the right to withdraw their entry, and may do so prior to the final deadline. The entry fee is non-refundable.

(4) All Films must be 120 minutes or less. All Short Screenplays must be 40 pages or less.

(5) Entries accepted for inclusion in the festival will be notified by the notification date. Cosmic Film Festival does not guarantee notification of non-inclusion in the festival.

(6) All Winning Participants who do not claim their Q&A prize upon receival of interview questions via email within 14 days will not be eligible to claim the Q&A prize.

(7) All Entrants and Participants shall indemnify and hold harmless Cosmic Film Festival and its agents and representatives against all damages, liabilities, claims, losses, and/or expenses which may result from claims involving the digital submissions.

(8) All Winning entries must be ready to send a 1 to 3 minute trailer of the film upon acceptance to the festival, to be featured in our website, and other media. If a trailer is not provided, their film poster will be used in place.

(9) Filmmakers and screenwriters warrant that all work is original and that all rights have been secured.

(10) Entrants must enter in a main category to qualify for an ADD-ON category. Any films that are not already entered in a main category will be disqualified if the film is not submitted in a main category by the session deadline.


Additional Information:

Laurels are available to download immediately after notification of selection or awards.

Winners and Finalists will be contacted via regarding their award certificates and prizes within 2 weeks after the festival date. If you are not contacted by this time, please let us know.

No WAIVERS will be given at this time.

The "Event Date" will be the date that Winners, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions are announced. Our website will go live with all of the Winners and Finalist listings alongside their trailers and film posters.

Entries are allowed in multiple categories.

Overall Rating
  • Kaitlyn Kaylee Brown

    Completely enjoyed being a part of the festival. Can't wait to make more content and submit again.

    September 2022
  • The fine people that run the Cosmic Film Festival did an outstanding job. Communication, punctuality and the overall presentation they have makes me want to submit figure projects to this festival. Tba lnuou for the wonderful opportunity!!!!

    August 2022
  • Erik Margolin

    Excellent festival! My mystery feature "Down the Road" was selected as a winner, and the Q&A interview they allowed me to participate in was wonderful! Most festivals I've submitted to don't do that, so it was a great addition for extra exposure. Good, friendly communication throughout; I highly recommend!

    August 2022
  • Excellent IMDb festival. Very good communication throughout. Winners are given a Q&A interview that is posted on their blog and social media for publicity. Our short horror film, "The Cathedral" recently won Best Short Film under 30 minutes.

    August 2022
  • Thank you very much to Cosmic Film Festival to selecting our movie and making it winner.

    August 2022