Feel The Reel is a monthly international film festival founded in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Even though FTR started as - and still is - an online film festival, we also hold live screenings, our friends from Short Stop International Film Festival making this possible. Therefore, screenings will take place twice a year and all our BEST OF THE FEST winners will have the chance to be screened in Iasi, Romania's second largest city.


BEST OF THE FEST – PRIZE MONEY + FREE Trophy + Screening + 1yr Studio Membership worth $299
2nd BEST OF THE FEST + 3mo Studio Membership worth $117
3rd BEST OF THE FEST + 3mo Studio Membership worth $117
BEST STUDENT FILM - FREE Trophy + Screening + 1yr Studio Membership worth $299

Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Web Short
Audience Award

Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Screenplay (written) - FREE Trophy + 1yr Studio Membership worth $299
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score

There will be a total of 12 screenings in a competition year. Feel The Reel's 'BEST OF THE FEST' monthly winner will be screened at the above mentioned location. All submissions are made via FilmFreeway.

Only short films with a duration of up to 40 minutes are accepted. All films must have been made in or after 2018 and have English subtitles (except for music videos and unless English is the main language spoken). Any genre and format is accepted (from 1 minute films to long, narrative/artistic films).

In case we do not receive enough entries for a category (at least 3 entries must be received in order for that category to be eligible) we will move those entries into a corresponding category.

The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing.

By entering your film for consideration for FTRIFF, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. FTRIFF is also hereby granted the right to utilize the e-mails through which the entries were submitted as well as excerpts from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless FTRIFF 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. FTRIFF DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work nor will it provide feedbacks or reviews in the event of your film not having been accepted.

By submitting, you agree to all of these rules, terms and conditions. You acknowledge that no submission fee refunds are given once this application has been submitted. You also acknowledge that you will not receive any compensation for the use of your film by FTRIFF in accordance with the rules, terms and conditions.

You understand and acknowledge that, if you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must agree to the terms of this Filmmaker Release on your behalf. As a Parent or Guardian of a minor filmmaker, if applicable, you understand and acknowledge that you are agreeing to the terms of this Filmmaker/Guardian/Representative Release on behalf of your child or a child for whom you are a legally designated Guardian.

Overall Rating
  • Paul Cross

    What a thrill and honor it is to win the Feel the Reel International Film Festival for Best Screenplay for A Counterfeit Priest. Your film festival has a brilliant reputation and it's obvious why, as it is extremely professional and filmmaker friendly. It's clear that you care about us by helping to get our work known internationally. I can honestly say that never has the world needed art more than this time in history. Please keep up the good work because it's very needed.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Paul! It means a lot!

  • Emilio Guido

    A true independent filmmaker's friend, Feel the Reel was hospitable and understanding while managing an engaging festival!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Emilio!

  • George Leontakianakos

    Thank you for the three awards the film With New Eyes won! You are an amazing festival! Organized and 100% professional !!!

    October 2020
  • Pathos Distribution

    Dear organizers of the Feel The Reel Int. Film Fest,
    We are truly honored to be part of your festival. It is for us a high level recognition that fills us with pride.
    Even our director Maurizio Ravallese (The suit) is very keen to thank you. We understand perfectly the difficulties that the pandemic has caused. But despite the obstacles, your organization and the high quality of the selected films have impressed us: we will certainly participate in the next editions with other shorts. We keep in touch for any other initiative: festivals, even though in this period they often take place online for Covid-19, are an excellent opportunity to create networks. Best wishes. Pathos Distribution

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words!

  • Thorsten Schade

    Great festival. It was a pleasure. Thank you for the awards! Cast and crew were over the moon.

    May 2020