Dreamachine International Film Festival is the fastest growing film competition out there! We are officially recognized by IMDB and winners will be listed there. We hold 4 sessions a year, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter all of which combine in one huge live event at the end of the year! Each session, our Jury will privately screen each submission and award the best films. Winners will be announced after each session. Special Recognition will also be given to the winner of the Best Picture(short film & feature film), Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Our live yearly Film Festival Screening is held in the Los Angeles area for the chance to be crowned with our Best of the Year Awards! Exact Dates of live events will fluctuate.

What we’re looking for-
Our jury consists of passionate and award winning filmmakers, actors, public figures, and industry professionals who believe that beauty, creativity, passion, and imagination are found in all walks of life. Artistic freedom and expression are vital to feed our inspiration. This is why the Dreamachine International Film Festival accepts films of any and all genres worldwide. We are film lover's who look forward to passionate and creative projects made by filmmakers with no artistic limitations. We are the dreamers, the believers, and the storytellers. We look for films that tell a unique and engaging story that not only intrigue and entertain the audience but also make the audience think and feel. Foreign films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

Yearly event-
Last year our inaugural Dreamachine International Film Festival took place live at the Regency 6 Plaza in North Hollywood! This year our annual event will take place on December 18-20th, 2020! There will be a Red Carpet with a professional photographer, plus live publicity interviews! A live screening of some of the best films submitted to Dreamachine International Film Festival this year, as well as an award ceremony and live cast and crew interviews!

Each Official Selection, Finalist, and Winner will be given an official Laurel from Dreamachine International Film Festival(DreamachineIFF). Winners will be given an official certificate of their win, along with a trophy(if purchased). Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards. Best Picture films are given the title of "Best of Fest" for both short and feature film categories and automatically entered into our once per year Live Film Festival Screening in the Los Angeles area for the chance to be crowned Best Picture of the Year! Best Actor & Best Actress of the Year awards will also be given. Exact Dates of live events will fluctuate.

* All annual winners are able to order a special "Best of the Year" trophy(different than our session trophy) and may order their annual award winner statuette for themselves and their team along with their official Dreamachine International Film Festival certificate.

Film Categories we honor include-
Best Picture (Best of Fest) Feature Film
Best Picture (Best of Fest) Short Film
Best Drama
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Fantasy/Adventure
Best Romance
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Erotic Short Film
Best Erotic Feature Film
Best Sci-Fi
Best Crime/Gangster Film
Best Dark Comedy
Best Mystery Film
Best VFX
Best LGBTQ Short
Best Film Noir
Best Historical/Period Film
Best Western
Best Musical
​Best Animation Feature
Best Animation Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Student
Best Micro Film (up to 1 Min)
Best Music Video (up to 10 Mins)
Best LGBTQ Feature
Best Experimental Short
Best Experimental Feature
Best Featurette
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Score
Best Editing
Best SPFX Make-Up
Best Production Design
Best Cameo
Best Visual Effects
Best Cinematography
Best Student Film
Best Trailer (Up to 2 Mins)
Best Concept
Best Episodic Series
Best Screenplay

The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. Furthermore you agree to the following:

-You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- You must own all the rights to the film or have permission to use any songs included in your film.
-You agree to promote our festival on any and all social media pages
-You understand and accept that films may not be submitted solely to Additional Categories. Additional categories are their to be added onto a main category submission. Submissions that violate this policy will not be considered and all entry fees will be forfeited.

Dreamachine International Film Festival does accept the following:
1. Films by passionate filmmakers regardless of sex, race, or country of origin.
2. Films with nudity
3. Films that push the envelope or think outside the box
4. Films in other languages provided they HAVE English subtitles.
5. Any and all types of Erotica Films
6. Experimental films and Music Videos

Dreamachine International Film Festival does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
2. Political films
3. Films which are made before 2015
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)
5. Films without English Subtitles(if in another language)

By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you agree to let us use your submitted data to create what you have asked us to. All reviews will be published on our website and social platforms. You can also request the removal of your PROMOTIONAL review by the end of the monthly competition.

By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (trailer, stills, poster, etc) can be uploaded/embed on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Dreamachine International Film Festival to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form. Also, the entry fee and services fee is not refundable and we do not provide any feedback whether your project has been selected or not (except for paid feedbacks).

How does it work?
After all submissions are complete for the month and provided your film is not only accepted but also wins some form of award, we will upload/embed your trailer/stills/poster on our website and social media for all to see.

You will be given 72 hour notice that your film has reached the finals of our competition so you can post on social media. Dreamachine International Film Festival will announce the nominations for every award on all social media platforms we have. 3 days later(which is the last day of the month) winners will be chosen and announced.

Winners, nominees and unsuccessful films can be deleted from our website after the monthly competition ends at any time we choose without notice.

By entering your film for consideration for DreamachineIFF, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work online at DreamachineIFF. DreamachineIFF is also hereby granted the right to utilize the e-mails through which the entries were submitted as well as excerpts from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless DreamachineIFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. DreamachineIFF DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway, you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.

We reserve the right to omit a particular award if we didn't receive enough entries in that category or if none of the submissions met our high judging standards. If we deem it appropriate, additional categories of awards may be presented. All nominees and winners will have laurels and certificates sent to them. Winners may also purchase official DreamachineIFF trophies for each win if they so choose.

Overall Rating
  • Matt Mckisson

    Thanks for awarding my film "She Doesn't Like Pizza" Best Micro-Short for Spring 2024! I really appreciate it, I'll try to submit again in the future.

    May 2024
  • Marjoe Aguiling

    We are thrilled to express our deepest gratitude for the honor of “Kill Two Birds” receiving the Trailer category. Participating in the Dreamachine International Film Festival has been an unforgettable experience, and this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication put forth by our incredible team. Thank you to the festival organizers for fostering a space where filmmakers can share their creativity. Thank you again for recognizing my work and providing a platform to showcase my trailer, I look forward to participating in future events!

    May 2024
  • Matthew Nevin

    Highly Recommend this Festival for everyone!

    May 2024
  • Thank you so much for the awards, me and my cast really appreciate it and I can’t wait to submit more projects to this incredible film festival. You guys are very professional and give all of us (filmmakers) a change to share our work.
    Thank you!

    May 2024
  • I very much appreciate the Dreamachine International Film Festival's careful consideration of my erotic short, Strata, which combines the flows of nature and art with the flows of human sexuality. It's doesn't fit neatly into what one would expect of a film of this genre. This film festival says it looks for "beauty, creativity, passion, and imagination" and it does.

    I would add that festival staff are very quick to respond to customer questions - a rarity.

    May 2024