Do It Yourself film event is for independent filmmakers who have creative short film content that they would like to showcase in the Atlanta area. This event seeks to bring together creative individuals within the filmmaking sphere to display their works and to make connections with each for the purpose of creating a more efficient and productive filmmaking process. The works of many talented directors, actors, writers, cinematographers, and etc. will be shown at this event. We highly encourage all filmmakers of all skill levels, budgets, and talents, to attend this wonderful event as many opportunities are awaiting. Don't miss out!

Films submitted should be in short film form of no longer than 20 minutes in length. Films longer than 20 minutes may be considered depending on how well it is presented. However, we will not be accepting any feature films. All films of any genre will be considered with the exception of work that displays any form of pornographic material, or any material that have political agendas and which may be racially insensitive. The proper aspect ratio of the films will be in 16:9. Films submitted may be used for promo for future events but no material will be released to any third party.

We require that all filmmakers who submit any work be the primary owner of their work. We also ask that if any work is submitted in which the filmmaker is not the primary owner that the submitter have proof of permission to display the submitted film from the primary owner. Any film submitted in a foreign language requires English subtitles.

Films that are of high quality story, picture, and sound, will have the best chance of getting accepted for screening at the event. We highly encourage all filmmakers with accepted films to attend the event as there will be a Q&A session after the premiere of each film. The submission fee is non-refundable. All submitters, whether the film is accepted or not, will receive 1 ticket for admission.

Premiere night will be a red carpet event in which filmmakers will have photos taken and get interviewed by press.

By submitting, you agree to all of these rules, terms and conditions. You acknowledge that no submission fee refunds are given once this application has been submitted. By entering your film for consideration for DIYFE, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. You also acknowledge that you will not receive any compensation for the use of your film by DIYFE in accordance with the rules, terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Awesome festival! Really diverse lineup of films. Honored to be one of the filmmakers in the 2019 showcase.

    July 2019
  • Keith Terrell

    Great event! Had a nice turnout and quality films playing. Had a chance to network after with a number of other filmmakers. Would definitely submit my next film.

    July 2019
  • Ryan King

    In my absence one of my actors represented our film. She stated it was well organized and a great networking opportunity. I received over 20 new connections following the film and I was not even in the building. BRAVO

    July 2019
  • Fritz Durand

    I was very nervous before getting to my first festival, but once inside it exceeded expectations. The organizers really did a great job with this, I can’t wait to see what next year has in store.

    July 2019
  • I just want to say that this was an amazing event. I recommend this for any filmmaker that is looking to showcase their work and network with great people. This event was done so professionally and it was a treat to be a part of. This event deserves 10 stars. Keep up the great work.

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    Your film was amazing and we greatly appreciate your submission! We hope to see you again next year!