Feel The Reel is a monthly international film festival founded in Glasgow, United Kingdom, being officially recognized by IMDb. FTR is not only an online film festival, but also a festival with live screenings, our friends from Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest making this possible. Therefore, screenings will take place once a month and our winner will have the chance to be screened in the very heart of the dynamic and evergrowing Bucharest, in Romania.

Awards & Prizes

MAIN AWARDS

BEST OF THE FEST – PRIZE MONEY + FREE Trophy + Promotional Review + Screening
2nd BEST OF THE FEST
3rd BEST OF THE FEST
BEST STUDENT FILM - FREE Trophy

CATEGORY AWARDS
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Web Short
Audience Award - FREE TROPHY

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Screenplay (written) - FREE Trophy
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score

Rules & Terms

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 2014 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).

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. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work online at FTRIFF. 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 refundss 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.

45 Reviews

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    Tobias Nicholls

    Was very happy that two of my scripts were chosen, one of which won second place. It was a pleasure to enter, and I'll definitely be entering again in the future.

    October 2017
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    Jasmin Singh

    Very communicative and super helpful! Great festival.

    September 2017
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    Michael Butts

    Thank you so much for having Quitting at Feel the Reel. I am honored that my film took away Best of the Fest, Screenplay, Cinematography, Score, and was nominated for Director.

    August 2017
    Feelfilmfreeway2
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Michael!

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    Joseph Reaney

    I was delighted that my short film (The Man Who Stopped) was selected for the June 2017 festival, and was awarded 'Finalist'. The communication was great throughout, so I'd definitely recommend this for new filmmakers.

    August 2017
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    Geraint Reynolds

    Thank you so much for having 'Helfa'r Heli' at Feel the Reel. I was thrilled to win Best of the Fest in June 2017. Great and easy communication throughout. I'll definitely be back with my next film.

    August 2017