Celebrating Women in Film and Innovative Filmmakers from Around the World.

Winners of the Cosmic Film Festival will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Cosmic Film Festival was founded by Ranelle Golden. Her vision is to bring passionate filmmakers of all backgrounds together with audiences eager to experience film beyond mainstream movies. Launching this year, its our hope to share success stories of an enduring and ever growing festival for many years to come. Be sure to check out our Staff and this year's Jury/Judges, along with Celebrity Guests.

Awards & Prizes

AWARD CATEGORIES (Open to all Genres)
Best Trailer
Best Animation
Best Student Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Director
Best Feature Film - Drama
Best Feature Film - Comedy
Best Feature Film - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Best Feature Film - HORROR
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Stunt Performance or Team
Best Music Score
Best Music Video or Musical

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN FILM "Best Female Filmmaker:

Winning screenplays receive table read with actors, audience, followed by Q&A - all filmed.

Rules & Terms

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 February 1st, 2017. 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 rereadyady 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 a pass for the submitter to the session their film will premiere in. 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 February 8th, 2017. 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.

19 Reviews

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    Alexis Chaviaras

    The festival director, Ranelle, was very friendly and interested in reviewing my project. The judges are notable professionals. I’m sure we‘ll see many more successful editions of the Cosmic Film Festival in the future!

    May 2017
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    Gopal Shivakoti

    Wow, this festival is one of my best film festival experiences. I feel lucky to have been a part of it. I saw great films and made new inspiring friendships.

    April 2017
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    Roy Garton

    Alot of fun. Good festival!

    April 2017
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    Christian A. Morán

    In its first year the Cosmic Film Festival was a great experience. The organizers provide tons of networking opportunities and panels for filmmakers to grow. Your film is also screened at Universal Studios Citywalk which is amazing. I hope you give this festival a chance because they encourage and provide a platform for filmmakers around the world and especial women in film to grow in their craft. - Christian A. Morán, Producer/Director

    March 2017
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    Kelly Conlin

    I was told my short film was accepted into the Cosmic Film Festival via Film Freeway the weekend before the festival took place as that was when they were announcing shorts, but was not sent any information by the festival about what they required from me from the screener, nor did I receive an invite to attend or was told when my film would screen. I emailed them twice and was asked to send an MP4 version of my film, which I assumed meant h.264 since that's the version an MP4 would be (h.264 is not a very good quality file for a film fest screening). I emailed them a link and never heard back.

    My last film was screened by 9 film festivals so I know what to expect from film festivals. Generally you receive at least one email with the required festival needs (stills, ProRes video file etc.) and the date/time your film will screen. Usually you also receive a free pass to either your screening or the entire festival. Perhaps others had better experiences when their films were selected. Hope next year the admin portion of the film festival gets sorted out as I was stoked my film was selected to be screened.

    March 2017