"Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all."
-Stanley Kubrick

MONTHLY ONLINE FESTIVAL WITH AWARDS AND LIVE SCREENINGS. Our panel is made up of film students and indie filmmakers from Colorado. We wanted to create a place where student, indie, and professionals can share their work together, and receive awards with equal consideration. We strive to support filmmakers who are innovative and changing the future of cinema. We give out many awards every month to ensure filmmakers are considered fairly against high budget films, and recognized for what they accomplished without a large budget. This is a contest by filmmakers for filmmakers.

WINNERS will have a live screening in Colorado. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS and FINALISTS will only be eligible to participate in the online portion. WINNERS WILL RECEIVE ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIPS WITH iPitch.tv™ where they can list their pitched films and scripts to major production companies! (See "Awards & Prizes" for more info).


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: will have their film's poster as well as their name country of origin posted on our website indefinitely. Official Selections will NOT be screened live.

FINALISTS: We will choose the top few finalists for every category before the end of the month. If you do not receive a notification on FilmFreeway and an e-mail notification from us by the end of the "event date" for the month after you submitted, your work remains in the top few elite for this month, and you can find your finalist laurel on our website's "selections" page. Finalists will NOT be screened live.

AWARD WINNERS: will be screened live at Sneakyboy Studios in Colorado for an audience of film students and local professionals. We will have 1-2 screenings per month, but winners will not always be screened on the month they were selected. Their film or their trailer will be displayed on the "Winners" page of our website indefinitely, and their laurels will be sent to them via e-mail.

ALL SELECTIONS: who request it may receive feedback and critique from our judging panel, and will be added to our feedback list.

HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: July selections will be decided by July notification date. July Winners will be decided over the course of the month of August, and announced by the end of August. August Selections will be decided by the August notification date, etc.

We share our winners with thousands online at the end of each season. International submissions will be screened in front our our judging panel. Selections and Winners will be displayed on our website indefinitely, and will receive award laurels. Students and Independent filmmakers can make their visions come true without a huge budget, and we want to see your incredible work. We are a festival by filmmakers, for filmmakers.

Film is the most powerful form of propaganda, and this makes it the most potent art-form. Create with innovation, and do not be afraid to tell your story experimentally. Our panel is made up of film scholars, and they want to see and share your work regardless of its level of experimentation.

WOODWARD is excited to team up with The Frostbite International Film Festival to encourage and empower those aspiring action sports filmmakers. Along with FBIFF we have provided an AWESOME PRIZE OF $500 TOWARD A WEEK OF CAMP AT WOODWARD WEST DURING THE 2017 SEASON!

Come for a week and you will be sold on why Woodward is The Ultimate Summer Camp. Experience all the fun of summer camp, mixed with state-of-the-art facilities for you to take advantage of. When Woodward campers are not getting the hands-on professional instruction they have the whole campus to make memories, friends and have tons of fun.


The award is restricted to campers aged 7-17. Inquire about any additional rules and or restrictions at 661-822-7900. This award expires August 13, 2017.

Our Judges will award:
-Best Feature Film
-Best Narrative Short
-Best Horror Short
-Best Comedy Short
-Best Sci-fi Short
-Best Animated Short
-Best Documentary Short
-Best Experimental
-Best Male-Actor
-Best Female-Actor
-Best Director
-Best Cinematography
-Best Concept
-Best Student Film
-Best Sound Design
-Best Original Score
-Best Special Effects
-Best Practical Effects
-Best Editing
-Best Demo Reel
-Best Dance Film
-Best Photographer
**All awarded films will receive laurels, and be displayed on our website, but only with the filmmakers permission. All officially selected films can receive laurels from our website at their convenience**

**All FROSTBITE International Film Festival Winners will win a 1 Year Membership with iPitch.tv, where there will be available to major production companies such as Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Echo Lake Entertainment, Relativity Television, CBS, WEtv, Authentic Entertainment, Forman Productions, Infinity Media Inc., Little Studio Films, Leftfield Pictures, Brian Graden Media. These are only a few of the many companies which search for projects to endorse on iPitch.tv.**

1. SUBTITLES- All non-english films are welcome. Even without subtitles. If you can give the film embedded english subtitles that would be great, however we want to see your film regardless. Some of our awards are based on cinematography and acting alone.

2. LENGTH- Short films should be 20 minutes or under, and feature films should be over 45 minutes.

3.COMPLETION TIME- All films must have been completed after January 1, 2015

4. SUBMISSION FORMAT- Submissions will take place only through FilmFreeway, and if you are a winner we will ask you for a link to an uploaded copy of your film on either youtube.com or vimeo.com for our website.

5. CONTENT- This is art. Violence, sex, and language are no obstacle, however if your content is PORNOGRAPHIC IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

6. FEES- All submission fees are non-refundable

7. PREVIOUS SCREENINGS- Your film is allowed to be public on youtube or vimeo, and if it has previous screenings and awards it is no problem.

8. COPYRIGHT- We are not responsible for your content if you do not have permission to use it. Please make sure all content is yours, all music is original, or you have permission from the artist to use it.

9. RE-SUBMISSION- If you submit and are not selected or do not win, you may re-submit the next month, and be reconsidered relative to the new batch of films.

10. CATEGORIES- If FROSTBITE decides your film fits better in a category other than the one you entered, we reserve the right to move your film into this category where it will still be considered for an award.

11. SCREENSHOTS- FROSTBITE can use screenshots from your film on our FilmFreeway page and websites.

12. WOODWARD® ACTION SPORTS SUBMITTERS: Come for a week and you will be sold on why Woodward is The Ultimate Summer Camp. Woodward West Video Production Camp is an Action Sports Filmmakers dream! Surrounded by the best action sports facilities and athletes on the West coast, we created a weeklong program that gives you the opportunity to build your filmmaking skills and knowledge as you experience what it takes to become an expert. Our instructors help guide your passion and the use of our pro gear and studio in the process of filmmaking.

As a video production camper, your week is based on your individual needs. Working with our professional instructors you will be able to learn basic to professional filming technique and video editing. You will have the opportunity to work with the same current equipment used in the industry, as well as Adobe Production Suite software for editing. You may also get the opportunity to shoot one-on-one with pro athletes to capture the type of edit you've been dreaming of creating. Combine all of these skills and showcase your work in our Friday night Digital Media Camp Arts Festival.

The certificate alone is not proof of camper registration and may not be extended or transferred. The certificate has zero cash value. Not available during peak weeks throughout the summer. The award is restricted to campers aged 7-17. Inquire about any additional rules and or restrictions at 661-822-7900. This award expires August 13, 2017.

Overall Rating
  • Patrick Behan

    This whole festival has dropped of the face of the Earth. No communication at all except for a notification from FilmFreeway. Haven't updated website since September 2017. Seemingly no activity whatsoever. As an official selection this is all very disappointing and I must now caution... don't waste your money.

    March 2018
  • The festival become mute. what the hell?

    February 2018
  • Loved the communication and love the website!

    January 2018
  • Vince Breheny

    Wow!!! Landed on my feet with this festival :) A really great festival, very friendly, helpful team with excellent communication. Have a very strong commitment to independent filmmaking. Lots of winner categories. Really terrific winners prizes of one year membership with iPitch.tv and panel feedback provided if requested. Rock on guys :)

    December 2017
  • Francesco sorrentino

    Great festival for indie filmmakers! I am happy to have participated!

    November 2017