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 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 2020 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
  • Wayne26 None

    Truly a wonderful experience and I'm very honored to be part of this festival. A quick and responsive team indeed! I'm very glad my film was chosen for best audience award! Thank you Andrei and Vlad and continue the good work with this festival!

    December 2022

    While I’m grateful our script was selected the postponing of the script category by a month was annoying, I needed laurels for a funding application and chose festivals that had event dates before my application cut off date. By postponing category the award was useless to me.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hello Matthew,

    Thanks for your message. We're sorry you feel this way, but we were forced to postpone the category simply because we did not receive enough screenplays. We emailed you a month in advance to let you know of this, and looking at your reply, you asked us to download the reformatted script, but never mentioned that you were bothered by this.

    If you would like us to issue you a refund, please let us know.

    Feel The Reel IFF

  • I was very excited to be selected and then to win the best animated film category. I highly recommend the "Feel The Reel International Film Festival". Great organizers and fast responses.

    October 2022
  • Sean Yew

    A great festival experience with prompt communications from Andrei and Vlad, the festival directors. Thank you for nominating Asterias for Best Animation.

    March 2022
  • Carl Burcham

    This was one of the best festival experiences ever! I am so proud for my screenplay CURL LING to have been selected as best screenplay (written). Thanks Andrei and Vlad for your great international festival!

    December 2021