The East Coast X Fest is a film and television industry festival created with a mission to empower emerging actors, production crew, and filmmakers to pursue their dreams. Whether you aspire to break into the industry, gain valuable insights, or network with fellow professionals, this festival is an absolute must-attend.

The festival offers daily workshops, seminars, and panel discussions led by acclaimed industry experts. Learn cutting-edge techniques and refine your craft under the guidance of award-winning professionals. ECX Fest is the ultimate platform for filmmakers seeking distribution, producers in search of financing for their next project, actors eager to connect with casting directors, and anyone who simply loves the magic of film and television.

But ECX Fest is not your average festival. It caters to adrenaline junkies of all ages, featuring a thrilling lineup of action sports, comedies, horror films, and captivating fiction films and documentaries. Set against the backdrop of the largest surf contest on the east coast and surrounded by exhilarating extreme action sports exhibitions, our festival offers an unparalleled experience.

We go beyond traditional theater settings, providing a choice between indoor and outdoor theaters to elevate your viewing pleasure. From daily workshops with industry professionals and an electrifying kickoff concert on the eve of the festival to multiple daily screenings and unforgettable nightly after-parties, the East Coast X Film Festival is an unrivaled opportunity to showcase your film or documentary.

Best Fiction Film (Feature and Short)
Best Documentary (Feature and Short)
Best Animation Short
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Webisode
Best Director
Best Horror Short
Best Cinematography (For Short Film)
Best Editing (For Short Film)
Audience Choice Award (For Short Film)

1. Feature and short films, music videos, webisodes and TV episodes.
2. Each film entry must include entry fee, brief synopsis, list of principles, director's bio, electronic photo, and a DVD (NTSC only) or online screener for preview purposes.
3. We will accept collaborative work, however, each writer must fill out and sign the online entry application and release form. If selected as a winner, it is up to the winners to split the prize money equally between them.
4. DVDs must be clearly labeled with title of film, tracking number and contact information.
5. Films produced in languages other than English must have English subtitles.
6. East Coast X Film Festival will take all possible care in the handling of entries, but cannot be held liable for any damage or loss during shipping, previewing, or screening.
7. Your digital signature on the entry form authorizes us to use your film for marketing purposes on television, in advertising, promotional items and/or news and other programs.
8. If your film is accepted to screen at the festival, you will be asked to immediately forward: stills, an online trailer, a poster and/or one-sheets.8. 9. Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work. East Coast X is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.
10. East Coast X reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or festival scheduling. All submitters will be notified of any regulation or date changes that affect them. Any changes to regulations after a submitter has already submitted would not apply to them.
11. Filmmaker will pay postage.
12. Selected entries will be notified on or before February 2025.
13. Submission copies will not be returned.
14. All applicants (s) testify to be at least 18 years or older and warrant as the author of submitted material that they are the sole and exclusive owner(s) of all legal and equitable rights thereto with the full and exclusive rights to submit material to the competition.
15. We will accept collaborative work, however, each writer must fill out and sign the online entry application and release form. If selected as a winner, it is up to the winners to split the prize money equally between them.
We accept features and shorts: short films (40 min/pages or less) and feature films (41 mins or more). Please check appropriate length entry upon checkout.
16. All entrants must submit their entry form and payment online through FilmFreeway.