The End of Days Film Festival showcases short action, sci-fi, horror, drama, and comedy films portraying an imminent threat to an individual, society, or the world. We love apocalyptic themed movies but are open to everything as long as it had a good story line! We also accept music videos and student films. Submissions must be less than 25 minutes and produced within the past 3 years. Read the official rules here

Best Film
Best Film Runner Up
Best Apocalyptic Film
Best Apocalyptic Film Runner Up
Best Drama
Best Apocalyptic Drama
Best Comedy
Best Apocalyptic Comedy
Best Action
Best Apocalyptic Action
Best SciFi
Best Apocalyptic SciFi
Best Horror
Best Apocalyptic Horror
Best Music Video
Best Apocalyptic Music Video
Best Male Actor
Best Supporting Male Actor
Best Female Actor
Best Supporting Female Actor
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Visual Effects
Best Animation
Best Practical Special Effects
Best Cinematography
Best Screenwriting
Best Director
*Other specialty awards

Best Student Film
Best Student Film Runner Up
Best Student Film Third Place
Best International Student Film
Best International Student Film Runner Up
Best International Student Film Third Place
Best Apocalyptic Student Film

All official entries must be submitted through FilmFreeway. The EOD Film Festival does not accept films any other way. All notifications regarding the submitted films will be through the FilmFreeway website. Films must be less than 25 minutes in length. We do not accept feature length films. All films must have been made less than 3 years prior to the festival screening date. Non-English works are accepted. However, the film must have English subtitles. Any non-English film submitted without subtitles will be disqualified. Student films are accepted and will be judged in a category of their own.

The End of Days Film Festival has seven submission categories
Action, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, Drama, Student Film (any genre), and music video


Judges will review all the films submitted to the End of Days Film Festival. After a thorough review, EOD staff will accept films that meet the End of Days Film Festival standards. Filmmakers will be notified of their films acceptance status via FilmFreeway.

Accepted films will then be reviewed and nominated for awards. Filmmakers will be notified by EOD staff of their nomination. Winners will then be chosen and announced. Award laurels and digital certificates will be given to all winning films.

Films chosen for screening will be downloaded from FilmFreeway website. They will be screened in the format you uploaded to the FilmFreeway website. If your film is screened, you will have an opportunity to provide EOD with an updated version of the film.

The End of Days Film Festival Organizers may add to or amend these rules at any time without notice.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival! Would love to submit again.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Alberto. Thank you for the review. We look forward to having you in the future.

  • Luke Siebert

    Great communication even during the pandemic. Honored to be an official selection in 2020!

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hey Luke! We appreciate your support and are grateful to have you as part of the apocalypse!

  • Benedetta Michelato

    Beautiful festival, excellent communication, highly recommended! Thank you so much for having us!

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your support Benedetta. We are grateful to have you partake in our apocalypse!

  • Sunstone Films

    La comunicación del festival es muy efectiva. Agradecemos que el cortometraje THE END haya podido ser finalista

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! We appreciate your honesty and support. Looking forward to having you back next year!

  • 👍👍👍 thanks for an opportunity.

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Elmar. We enjoyed your film Let Me Run. It had some great action scenes with some cool camera movements. Great work!