The Eden Studios International Film Festival and Writers Competition was created to showcase films that were made with the directors vision and touch, scripts written with no bounderies. The Eden Studios International Festival accepts Films and Screenplays with audience appeal.

We at The Eden Studios International Film Festival believe that the quality and value of a film is not dependent on its budget, but it's creativity in telling a story.

In fact, films that are made with very little money have a bigger challenge of getting the story across than those with large budgets. So we've created a Low to No division of competition. All films in this catagory must have a final budget of less than $100,000 US.

We want to recognize and honor that effort and talent by giving you a professional platform to have your projects screened by our professional screeners. As well as having your film screened by an audience of eager movie goers, if your project wins. If your project wins, you'll not only share your vision with an audience of patrons at a movie theater, you'll also attend seminars, mixers and first class Award Show and Dinners, along with the other winners of this outstanding event.

The The Eden Studios International Film Festival and Writers Competition will also provide you networking opportunities with Industry insiders and professionals from all levels.

Just because you didn't have a lot of money doesn't mean your work shouldn't be seen.
The Eden Studios International Film Festival wants to celebrate the ingenuity, the talent and the perseverance of the indie Filmmakers and Writers.

So submit today to the 5th Annual Eden Studios International Film Festival, where your film will be screened by real movie goers.

The Eden Studios International Film Festival and Writers Competition will be giving away over $2,000 in awards, software and prizes.

We are Accepting submissions for feature Narrative and Documentary, short Narrative and Documentary. Shorts will play prior to a feature or in a shorts program, music videos and student films of any kind. All genres are welcome.

All scripts entries, whether for a short, a feature, or a teleplay will share the stage at the same Awards Show as the Films.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the filmmaker. Productions produced and completed no earlier than 2000. Works in progress will be accepted, but must be finished by the final deadline dates provided. Online screeners, DVDs (NTSC Region 1), Blue Rays are accepted for submission and for consideration by the Selection Committee.
All winning projects must be submitted on DVD (NTSC Region 1), DCP or Blu-Ray (Region 1) for Exhibition. 2 Copies will be required, except for DCPs, only 1 is required.
We will NOT accept Films already in distibution. Your project can not be streaming on any open platform at the time of your submission.
Again, the PAL system is NOT accepted.
Each entry must be submitted separately. All entries must be sent to The Eden Studios International Film Festival prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured. DVDs or Blue- Rays submitted will not be returned.
Films selected for the The Eden Studios International Film Festival will be announced no later than September 28, 2020 (exceptions may be made if deemed necessary by the Eden Studios International Film Festival programmers).
Every Entry must include an digital Press Kit and Downloadable Trailer.

All presentation materials (posters, post cards, goody bag promos) and screening materials for the Eden Studios International Film Festival must arrive at the Eden Studios International Film Festival offices no later than September 4, 2020.

ALL ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS MUST provide 2 Screening DVDs (NTSC Region 1) or 2 Blu-Rays for exhibition. If sending a DCP we will still require 2 back up DVDs or Blu-Rays.
DCPS must be logged out, signed for and picked up after your screening.

WE DO NOT RETURN and/or SHIP screening materials.

We will NOT accept online screeners for exhibition purposes.

Please notify us by email ( of any address changes.

Please note ESIFF will NOT return or ship materials back to the submitter once the festival has commenced (this includes DVDs, Blu-Rays , DCPs, posters, postcards or promo materials).

All entries should be mailed to:
ESIFF C/O Eden Studios
3925 Power Inn Road, suite "A"
Sacramento, California 95826

Make all checks and money orders payable to: BCMfilms (put ESIFF and your festival ID number, on your note line)

All accepted filmmakers, who have submitted/mailed in all necessary materials and Screeners, will be placed on the ESIFF Website before the event.

Eden Studios International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that ESIFF may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or any ESIFF Events via print, web and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless ESIFF, its vendors, sponsors and supporters 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.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks so much for choosing to include Meek Lover Creek in your festival! We are humbled and grateful for our award as well! Overall a great experience.

    Arborcast Films

    November 2020
  • Suzy Stein

    Very encouraging and supportive staff. A lot of fun.

    October 2020
  • Theresa Gayles

    Good virtual experience. Problems with background noise during presentation should be addressed.

    October 2020
  • Wonderful festival with outstanding communication and networking opportunities. We were honored to have our un-produced teleplay, DODGING HER BULLET (Pilot Episode), as an Official Selection. The festival coordinators are generous with their thoughtful feedback. Highly recommend.

    October 2020
  • Bryan, Matthew and Eden Films do a fantastic job. We are overwhelmed at having our screenplay for Project Valentina recognized and look forward to being involved in films for years to come.

    October 2020