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FALL EDITION:

Sept 22 - awards list released for the 15-Second Story and 1:00-5:00 Minutes
Sept 23 - awards list released for the 5:01-20:00 Minutes
Sept 24 - awards list released for the 20:01-45:00 Minutes
Sept 25 - awards list released for the 45:01-120:00 Minutes
Sept 26 - online screening of the Best Film of the Festival Finalists and announcement of the Best Film of the Festival Award

PLEASE READ COMPLETE RULES & TERMS BELOW.

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***WE ONLY SCREEN THE BEST FILM FINALISTS FOR EACH EDITION***

All other Nominees remain eligible for awards but are NOT publicly screened.

COUCHFF is an IMDb-eligible quarterly event committed to highlighting and showcasing the very best films from around the globe. We welcome filmmakers to submit to our Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Editions.

Films so good we can't get off the couch!

We are ready to see films - great films that would knock our socks off.

We are ready to see some talent - exquisite talent that would make us laugh, make us cry, scare us or make us think.

We are ready to give awards - IMDb-eligible awards that recognizes the best in many categories. This means that any nominations and awards you receive through our festival can be linked/added to your IMDb profile!

******OUR PARTNER FESTIVALS******
Alternative Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)
FilmFreeway.com/AltFF

Minute Madness Toronto (60-seconds films only!)
FilmFreeway.com/MinuteMadnessTO

6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards and horror films only!)
FilmFreeway.com/6ixScreams

300 Seconds Short Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards and 5 minutes and under only!)
FilmFreeway.com/300SecSFF

ONLY ONE WILL BE CROWNED BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL PER EDITION

Each of our submission categories will receive awards in the BEST of each genre (animation, comedy, drama, experimental, fantasy, horror, mystery, period piece, romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller and others that may not fit in these.)

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All films submitted will be watched and judged by our committee of industry professionals.

NOT SELECTED - We thank you for submitting but your film was not selected at this time.
NOMINEE - Your film is eligible for a host of awards and will undergo a private jury screening. *You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
FINALIST - Your film scored among the top films, is eligible for awards and will be screened live at our event *You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
HONORABLE MENTION (BEST FILM NOMINEES ONLY) - Your film has won an award and a PDF certificate and personalized laurel will be emailed to you. *You can list this as an IMDb win.
AWARD WINNER - Your film has won an award and a PDF certificate and personalized laurel will be emailed to you. *You can list this as an IMDb win.

*The Couch Film Festival (CouchFF) is a quarterly event celebrating great films from around the globe. Editions are held in September (FALL EDITION), December (WINTER EDITION), March (SPRING EDITION) and June (SUMMER EDITION).

*Each edition screens the Best Film Finalists at a live event

*CouchFF accepts films 120 minutes in length and under in narrative, experimental, documentary and animation styles.

*CouchFF accepts the following genres: animation, comedy, drama, experimental, fantasy, horror, mystery, period piece, romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller and others that may not fit in these categories.

*All entries must have an online screener via the FilmFreeway platform, Vimeo or YouTube.

*All entries must be in English or have English subtitles.

*All films labeled Not Selected [FilmFreeway Judging Status label NOT SELECTED] are not accepted to the festival.

*All Category Award Nominees [FilmFreeway Judging Status label NOMINEE] are eligible for awards but will not be screened at our live event. You can list this as an IMDb nomination.

*All Best Film Finalists [FilmFreeway Judging Status label FINALIST] are guaranteed to be screened at our event [ONLINE for the rest of 2022 Editions] (pending COVID laws in 2020, 2021 and 2022) and are also eligible for awards. You can list this as an IMDb nomination.

*A Winners' List will be posted on our website. You can list this as an IMDb win.

*CouchFF does not pay screening fees for chosen films.

*CouchFF submission fees are non-refundable. In the event of a withdrawal by the filmmaker, you may contact us to discuss your options at couchff@asianonamission.com.

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  • Bryan Edwards

    Had a blast being a part of Couch! Great all-around! Appreciate all the support and honored to be involved!

    October 2022
  • Eli Woodhall

    There is really great group of people who run this festival and make it great! Great communication, selection of films, and honored to win an award! Definitely worth the entry fee.

    October 2022
  • Gordon Pepper

    I was very honoured for my film 'Discarnate: McLuhan's Wake' awarded Best Experimental Film (under 20 minutes). Thank you to all the organizers of this impressive international film festival.

    October 2022
  • NJ Batty

    Couch Festival this year presented us with Best Actress for our short film Marriage Graveyard.

    We are so very grateful at Owl and Mirror Productions and thank you all very much for your hard work and dedication.

    October 2022
  • C.J. Miles

    So grateful to have a chance for first time film making efforts [What A Beautiful God] and [Ha'Elyon in the Decapolis] to be viewed by Couch Film festival. Best wishes to all.

    October 2022