What is film language? And where to find the right one? One that will please everyone... And the big audience and the true cynics of cinema. Our team is absolutely convinced that you have to look for it only inside yourself, not on any surface of the world. We believe that it is the cinema, which is made from our own depth, based only on our own experience, and not thinking in terms of clichés, textbooks or movie rules. It is the kind of cinema that has the right and should be covered, that should attract the viewer, because that is the truth... The personal truth of the author, his knowledge of a person or of the world. The knowledge that we put into every gesture, look, word in the film. What could be more important than this kind of cinema?
If your thinking is similar and your film is made on similar principles, we will be glad to see you at our festival. And we promise to recognize the most worthy of you, we will be fair and honest with ourselves and you, otherwise it all makes no sense.
Let your film become part of something bigger and move from "shelf" to coverage, which we will try to help with.
Film Festival will be held in October 18-23, 2023 in Paris
Please Note: we're selecting winners every 3 months but we have only one live-event in October every year. This made for you not to wait a year for results
we make sure that every participant and spectator of our festival is satisfied
We will make sure that our winners do not go unnoticed
Our judging committee works in a timely manner and all processes from the selection of applications to the organization of the event are fine-tuned thanks to our managers
Our managers are always here to help you with your questions
We're looking for magic in your works
The best of the best are given the opportunity to present their picture and answer questions from the audience after the screening
Diploma, Red Carpet, Q&A, Promotions, Newsletters
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Music Video
Best Indie Short Film
Best Indie Feature Film
Best Student Film
Best Web/TV Series
Best Mobile Phone Short
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Drama Screenplay
Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Actor Short Film
Best Actress Short Film
Best Actor Feature Film
Best Actress Feature Film
Best Original Screenplay
Best Sound Design
Best Production Design
Best Color Editing
Best Make Up
Best Costume Design
Best First-Time Director
RULES & TERMS
Following this rules - half of the path to succeed
All films that are not in English, must have English language subtitles. English movies do not have subtitles.
No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.
Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotion, awareness & commercial purposes.
Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
Film Language IFF organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.