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).
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 Erotic Short Film
Best Erotic Feature Film
Best Crime/Gangster Film
Best Dark Comedy
Best Mystery Film
Best LGBTQ Short
Best Film Noir
Best Historical/Period Film
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 Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best SPFX Make-Up
Best Production Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Student Film
Best Trailer (Up to 2 Mins)
Best Episodic Series
-WE DO NOT OFFER WAIVER CODES-
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.
Response from festival:
We are very sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your films participation in our festival. We always aim to please our valued filmmakers, however, we feel there has been some unfortunate misunderstandings somewhere.
Our annual event festival in 2021 did take place online due to covid-19 protocols. The dates where Dec. 26-31 of 2021. Tickets were sold and all information was posted along with host videos and even a special award ceremony to announce our 2021 annual event winners which is still posted on our website to this day. All this information was broadcasted for weeks all over our website and social media pages. We are very sorry that for whatever reason you were not aware of the information regarding our annual 2021 festival event.
As far as your award win, first congratulations once again. Also we sent you an email on 11/01/21 to congratulate you regarding your award win for Best Experimental Film at our fall 2021 session. In that email we included your official laurel link and official certificate for your win. Also in that email there were instructions as to how to order your very own winner session trophy. You responded to our email stating how happy you and your team were to receive this award win at our festival and you stated at that time that you would circle back around to ordering your trophy once the annual event happened. Trophies for your win are still available to order anytime through our website. Please place your order and we will be happy to fast track your trophy to you.
We hope that this information helps clear things up & that you will continue submitting to our festival in the future as we enjoyed your work and are proud to have you as a past award winner. We have also sent you an email with all this information, along with copies of the aforementioned email conversation. Please email us anytime if you have any further questions. We hope that this will help you see our festival in a better light and hope you will reconsider your review. Thank you for your time.