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.


2nd BEST OF THE FEST - Award Certificate
3rd BEST OF THE FEST - Award Certificate
BEST STUDENT FILM - FREE Trophy + Screening

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

Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Screenplay (written) - FREE Trophy
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 2019 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
  • Beau Fowler

    Fantastic monthly Festival with live screenings twice a year. We were honoured to win several awards for our film RED, including Best of the Fest! Additionally they offered waivers and covered the cost of several other festival submissions. They really care about the filmmaking community, and I'd definitely recommend others to submit here. Thank you again to Andrei, Vlad and the festival team for all your support

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    It means a lot, Beau, thank you!

  • Enzo Croisier

    This festival is in my heart from the very beginning! It is with them I won my very first award of BEST STUDENT FILM last year... This year we won 5 awards with our new film! These guys are so professional, kind and above all reactive! I recommend it!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Cheers, Enzo!

  • Amazing festival with a fantastic team who really help out the filmmakers with the promotion of their work! We are honored to have our film "Doblez" at the festival, and winning the Audience Award! Thank you!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Gabriel!

  • Marcus Hanisch

    nice festival with prompt communication. Our whole cast and crew sends big hugs to the jury for honoring our short Q: GHOSTLY REMOTE EFFECT with 5 nominations and 2 awards! what is really great about the festival are the fee waivers and entry fee support that comes with the award - what a big support and fast transaction. would have loved to have a QnA about the film

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    It means a lot, thank you Marcus!

  • The cast, crew and myself, would like to thank "Feel The Reel International Film Festival" for the "Best Screenplay" and "Nominee: Best Actress" Awards for my actors' union featurette: "The Devil's Tail". Communication and information from the festival was prompt and detailed from the beginning, and the posting for voting made for an interactive networking of our films as a community, in these challenging Covid-19 times. A highly recommended festival. Most sincerely, Gregory Terlecki: Going Beyond Violet Productions.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Gregory!