First Frame International Film Festival will be held live in Las Vegas, Nevada July 31st-August 1, 2021.

Every story begins with a single frame. In its inaugural year, First Frame International Film Festival (FFI), has a mission to award filmmakers and screenwriters with more than just another laurel and fancy statue. As most know, showbiz is about who you know and how lucky you are, based on the amount of talent that goes undiscovered. We want to share our contacts and resources with our winning filmmakers and screenwriters to help them succeed in this highly competitive industry.

Our winning film will walk away with a distribution deal. The best actor, actress, director, and writer are going to receive paid work and many other winners will get other unique prizes and consultations.

Note: Student Filmmakers, to enjoy the discount pricing of $25.00, a current/valid student ID must be emailed to the festival PRIOR to submitting. If Valid ID is not provided, you will be asked to re-submit as a non-student.

Best Feature Film - The winning filmmaker(s) will receive an all-expenses paid distribution deal as well as the services provided by www.DevelopYourMovie.com free of charge for their next feature film.

Best Short Film - The winning filmmaker(s) will receive the services provided by www.DevelopYourMovie.com free of charge for their first (or next) feature film.

Best First Time Filmmaker - The winner will receive the services provided by www.DevelopYourMovie.com free of charge for their first (or next) feature film.

Best Director - the winner will receive a job offer to direct another project in 2021-2022.

Best Actor - the winner will receive a job offer to co-star in a project in 2021-2022.

Best Actress - the winner will receive a job offer to co-star in a project in 2021-2022.

Best Screenplay - The winning writer will receive the services provided by www.DevelopYourMovie.com free of charge for their first (or next) feature film.

The winning filmmaker(s) will receive introductions to credible artists, and expert advice on getting the film sold and distributed for the following categories:

Best Foreign Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best TV Pilot
Best Web Series
Best Animated Film
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best LGBTQ Feature Film
Best LGBTQ Short Film
Best Horror/Sci-Fi Feature Film
Best Horror/Sci-Fi Short Film
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SCREENPLAY COMPETITION AWARDS:

Best Feature Screenplay - The winner will receive an option and development deal.

Best Short Screenplay - The winning screenplay will be funded and produced.

The winner will receive introductions to credible artists to help get your work made, and expert advice on what to do to get the screenplay produced and/or sold in the following categories:

Best TV Pilot Screenplay
Best Web Series Pilot Screenplay
Best Concept
Best Writer

FESTIVAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Note: Student Filmmakers, to enjoy the discount pricing of $25.00, a current/valid student ID must be emailed to the festival PRIOR to submitting. If Valid ID is not provided, you will be asked to re-submit as a non-student.

1. Festival accepts submissions for feature films, foreign films subtitled in English, short films, feature documentaries, short documentaries, animation, TV Pilots, Web Series, music videos, student films, feature-length screenplays, short screenplays, scripts for television/web series.

2. All films must be submitted with an online screener.

3. All feature narrative and feature documentary submissions must be over 60-minutes in length.

5. All short film narrative and short documentary submissions must be under 40-minutes in length.

6. Animation, web series, and student film submissions of all lengths will be considered.

7. Music Videos must be under 8-minutes.

8. Festival will present selected films as a live in-person event from July 29th through July 31st, 2021. Award Show will be August 1, 2021

9. All Submission fees are non-refundable.

10. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, festival dates, location and/or format are subject to change.

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS:

1. First Frame International Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts feature-length screenplays, short screenplays, TV Pilots, and Web Series screenplays. Feature-length screenplays must be a minimum of 60-pages and no longer than 150-pages. TV Pilots must be under 70-pages. Short screenplay and Web Series screenplay submissions must be under 60-pages.

2. Submitted screenplays can not have been optioned, purchased, or otherwise produced at the time of submission.

3. Writers may submit as many screenplays as they’d like to the competition, however each script requires a separate application and payment.

4. All entries must be submitted in English.

5. Submissions must include a title page with the author(s) and any relevant registration or copyright information.

6. Screenplays must be submitted in PDF or MS WORD.

7. All screenplays are considered complete once they are received by First Frame International Film Festival. No revisions or updated copies will be accepted.

8. Submission fees are non-refundable.

9. Please be sure to read all rules and regulations prior to submitting your project.