The 8th Annual Eurovision Palermo Film Festival highlights a selection of the best films from Italy and Europe.

With over 20 award categories, it is also possible for entrants to receive multiple nominations for more than one project.

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Drama
Best Animation
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short (Student)
Best Documentary Short Foreign
Best Documentary Feature Foreign
Best Photo/Photography
Best Cinematographer
Music/Best Score
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Women Filmmaker
Best Young Filmmaker (18 and younger)

The appropriate entry fee must accompany each entry. This nonrefundable fee covers screening and handling costs, and will not be returned.
Specify only one main Category (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Animation) for your film to be in.

Films or videos using non-licensed, copyrighted musical or literary properties without legal permission are not eligible.

The competition is open to professional and nonprofessional filmmakers.

Entries must be submitted in the completed form in which they will be judged.

The decisions of the Jury are final. The Jury reserves the right not to select a winner in any given category. The Jury reserves the right to change a category to the benefit of the film.
Screenplays (both short & feature) of all genres are welcome to submit. Screenplays must be unproduced as of the date of the film festival.

Screener films should be submitted on digital file (Mov, Mp4) and a backup DVD or Blu-Ray, US Region 1 is required.

Films in language other than English must include English subtitles.

Short Films must be no more than 59 minutes in length including credits.. Feature films must be no less than 59 minutes in length including credits.

All non-English language films must have legible English language subtitles.

Films accepted into the festival must arrive with shipping and customs duties or taxes pre-paid, 1 month prior to the Festival opening.

All entries must be postmarked no later than the deadline dates & clear with a paid entry fee following the deadline.

Entries must be submitted EITHER Sending DIGITALLY. Preferably Vimeo link with a private password or sending us the link to download your film.
Or on DVD, BLU-RAY AND DCP's with label indicating the title, and aspect ratio and running time.

Only selected films would be accepted. Don't send anything to us till you get the conformation letter from us that your film would be screened.

After your film is officially selected you will be receiving an email by our programmers to provide us the digital stills of your film & director's info and full production credits.

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  • Chris Oledude


    From Christopher R. Owens, President, CESO Enterprises, Inc. crowens@cesony.com:

    On behalf of CESO ENTERPRISES, INC., Alyssa Dann, Chris Oledude, and all of our production participants, I would like to compliment the organizers and operators of the 
    Eurovision Palermo Film Festival! When we created our first music video (which was long enough to be a short film), we knew nothing about film festivals. With the help of FilmFreeway, we started researching. The categories were good. Everyone who contacted us on behalf of this festival was helpful. The submissions looked excellent.

    It was indeed exciting to discover this new world and to be so warmly welcomed by the inhabitants!  To have GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES selected for inclusion was an honor in and of itself.

    We were happy to “get the word out” and continue motivating people worldwide to consider the injustices embedded within our nation’s criminal justice system. After all, situations where a powerful segment of the population uses its law enforcement apparatus to abuse and oppress other segments of the population are recognizable in and common to many societies.
    We recommend submitting your work and we certainly intend to participate again in the future. Peace and stay safe!

    July 2021
  • Nikolai Galitzine

    They marked us as selected but never contacted us. no idea what happened.

    June 2021
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team.  

    June 2021
  • fabio grossi

    experience not exciting but always valid in the kit of a filmmaker

    June 2021
  • ofu obekpa

    Great festival and event. I highly recommend this festival without reservations. Thanks again.

    June 2021