Film Pulse Selects is a unique, year-round online film festival that celebrates the best new voices in independent cinema. We know exposure is a difficult thing to achieve as an indie filmmaker, and we’re here to help. Since 2012 Film Pulse has been nurturing independent cinema and has a loyal audience of independent film fans from across the globe. Our highly curated selection of short- and feature-length films emphasizes quality over quantity, so you can rest assured that, if selected, your project will be in good company.

Awards & Prizes

Jury Awards will be given to the selected films for narrative and documentary feature as well as short form documentary and feature.

All accepted films will receive a writeup from the Film Pulse staff with the possibility of additional Q&As and podcast interviews.

All accepted films will also receive laurels.

Rules & Terms

All participating films will be hosted on the Film Pulse Vimeo channel and exhibited through the Film Pulse Selects site for the agreed-upon amount of time. If your distribution situation changes, you can always request that the film to be removed.

All accepted films will receive a write-up from a member of the Film Pulse staff.

Submissions will be open throughout the year, so if you're not ready to submit yet, just come back when you are!

Your film does not have to be a premiere, but please let us know if it is!

Music videos, web series, and commercials will not be accepted, sorry!

Application fees are $20 for short films (under 30 minutes) and $30 for features (30+ minutes). These fees cover administrative costs and are non-refundable.

If your film does not get accepted, please understand that it is not necessarily a statement on the quality of your work; we simply determined it was not a good fit for this festival.