Celebrating Filmmakers from Around the World.

In 2021, we will be doing things a little differently. CFF will be hosting an online quarterly film festival with virtual streaming of winning selections. We are excited to be able to continue this festival while keeping participants and viewers safe! Submissions open on April 15th. Films created after 2018 will be accepted into the festival.

Winning films will be streamed on-demand via CosmicFilmFest.com for two weeks and be automatically entered into our annual Cosmic Film Festival event that will take place starting tentatively in Spring 2022, either virtually or live depending on the safety for our guests. This annual event will showcase the quarterly winning films in addition to selecting an overall winner from those films.

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.

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!

AWARD CATEGORIES (Open to all Genres and 1st, 2nd & 3rd Places)**

Best Student Film
Best Short Film (11 to 30 minutes)
Best Short Film (1 to 10 minutes)
Best Feature Film
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best International - Feature Film
Best International - Short Film
Best FLORIDA FILMMAKER (Short or Feature)
Best Documentary
Best Trailer
Best Screenplay Feature
Best Screenplay Short
Best Animation
Best Music Video

ADD-ON: Best Editing/Director/Musical Score
This category is for Filmmakers to be considered for additional consideration in the areas of Editing, Directing, Music.

2020 QUARTERLY AWARDS

WINNERS RECEIVE:
- Laurel
- Digital Winner Certificate
- Film Featured on our Website on-demand for 5 days.
- Feature Personalized Write-up by Indie Film Scene, published in Hype.News and on all social media.
- Automatic Entry in the annual LIVE EVENT (pending COVID Safety).
- One Ticket/Free Entrance to the Annual Event in Central Florida.

FINALISTS RECEIVE:
- Laurel
- Digital Finalist Certificate
- Film Featured on our Website on-demand for 10 days.
- Feature Personalized Write-up by Indie Film Scene, published in Hype.News and on all social media.

SEMI-FINALISTS RECEIVE:
- Laurel
- Digital Semi-Finalist Certificate
- Film Featured on our Website on-demand for 10 days.
- Feature Personalized Write-up by Indie Film Scene, published in Hype.News and on all social media.

HONORABLE MENTIONS RECEIVE:
- Laurel
- Film Featured on our Website on-demand for 10 days.

ANNUAL WINNERS

Films will be introduced to Distributors or Distributor Reps for the opportunity of Distribution.

ANNUAL SCREENPLAY WINNERS - Awarded in February 2022*

Annual Feature Winner will recieve a short Trailer made for their scriipt of 1:00 to 1:30 in length.*

Annual Short Winners will have their film made.*

*All film/video will be made in the state of Florida with local cast and crew. Details provide upon aware of prize. If writer elects not to accept the prize, there is no cast value.

Terms and Agreement
1. Only complete entries will be accepted. All entry fees are non-refundable.
2. By submitting you are warranting that you are the rights holder to the Film & the production, and have full authorization to submit the Film to the festival. You further guarantee full permission for public display and exhibition to Cosmic Film Festival.
3. 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.
4. Entries must be submitted in digital format for pre-screening.
5. Entries must be in English, with the exception of any foreign film which must contain English subtitles. If any foreign film submitted does not contain the required subtitles it will be automatically disqualified. No refunds.
6. Entries accepted for inclusion in the festival will be notified by July 15, 2021. Cosmic Film Festival does not guarantee notification of non-inclusion in the festival.
7. Entries must be postmarked by the deadline date and contents must be properly marked with contact, title and tracking numbers.
8. Entries agree to provide the proper format for public exhibition.
9. All Entries must have a Press Kit ready to send, upon acceptance to the festival.
10. All accepted entries must be ready to send a 1:00 to 3:00 trailer of the film upon acceptance to the festival, to be featured in our website, and other media.
11. Each Film accepted into the Festival will be provided with one pass for the submitter to the session their film will premiere in for the annual event. You will be required to accept the passes 48 hours before the start of the festival using a online pass code provided during notification of acceptance.
12. The Entrant has the right to withdraw their entry, and may do so by July 15th, 2021. The entry fee is non-refundable.
13. For the purpose of the film festival, all Participants agree to provide a full press kit, and allow Cosmic Film Festival to publish for any and all promotional purpose related to the Film Festival. This includes but is not limited to: Programs, Press Releases, Website display Social Media Postings, News Articles, Interviews.
14. No WAIVERS will be given at this time. No mass submissions will be accept from Film Festival Curators.

AWARDS and PRIZES
All films placing in either 1, 2 or 3 place will receive a digital certificate, listing on our website, showing of their work, entry into the annual event and 1st PLACE Winners for each quarterly event will be interviewed with a write-up and photos/posters promoted across all social media platforms.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • As a participant in the online-only, quarterly segment of this festival, I can say that this festival is excellent. Lots of communication, with quick and enthusiastic responses to my emails. Nice job, too, with "social" announcements. Since it was online only, I can't really comment on the "hospitality," "value," and "networking" categories, but I do plan to attend the Live, in-person event in Orlando at the end of the year and I will report back here after that event. Oh -- and thanks heaps, Cosmic, for selecting my film!

    July 2021
  • Audrey Cuff

    Wonderful festival enjoyed being part of it !

    August 2021
  • Twisted Veterans

    Great people, great communication, great films!! On our list for future project submissions. Recommend!

    July 2021
  • When reaching for the Stars - Cosmic Film Festival delivered on the Film Festival promise. Would recommend to a Friend !

    July 2021
  • Rob Gabe

    Glad to have been apart of this very cool festival!

    July 2021