First Kiss Theatre Company is seeking submissions for our second annual February Film Festival, a virtual event that will be livestreamed on February 20th and 21st, 2022.

We are specifically interested in working with emerging artists and those making new work that shines a light on untold stories, brings value to a diverse set of experiences, and reimagines pre-existing narratives. We believe art and performance to be paramount in understanding not only what it means to be human but what it means to an individual, to have life, to give life, to see life onstage. We strive to bring thoughtfulness and thrill into our storytelling, to push audience perceptions of society, and in doing so, create some magic. To learn more and check out our previous work, head to

What we’re looking for: Are you creating art that aligns with the mission statement above? Do you have a short film you haven’t had the chance to showcase? We’d love to present it in our upcoming festival!

All genres are accepted. Films should be no longer than 15 minutes.

Submissions close on February 7th.

The February Film Festival will take place on YouTube Live February 20th and 21st, 2022.

1. Submission Deadline
Submissions will be accepted up until February 7th, 2022.

2. Submission Format
Films must be submitted with an mp4 format on FilmFreeway online screener or emailed to

3. Submission Eligibility
We will only be accepting pieces under 15 minutes. All genres welcome.

4. Premiere Status
There is no premiere policy.

5. Submission Fee
There is a $3 fee to submit.

Submission fees help us pay to run and advertise the festival, as well as support our other programming throughout the year. If this fee is a barrier to you submitting, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

6. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected by FKT's administrative team, based on the criteria of strength of film, innovation, and alignment with the company's mission.

7. Festival Screenings and Scheduling
First Kiss Theatre will stream this event on YouTube Live the evenings of February 20th and 21st (Eastern Time). Admission will be free, with a suggested donation. All participating filmmakers will receive the link to view this festival and are expected to attend at least one of the two nights. Filmmakers will also be invited to participate in an audience Q&A over Zoom.

8. Compensation
Tips will be accepted via First Kiss Theatre's PayPal and Venmo accounts during the festival and distributed to filmmakers after the fact.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

1. I, the representative of the project being submitted (hereafter referred to as "the Film"), acknowledge and agree as follows in connection with the Film's submittal to First Kiss Theatre's February Film Festival (hereafter referred to as such, or "the Festival"):
2. I hereby represent and warrant to the Festival that (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights in the Film, to exhibit this project at the February Film Festival, (b) this exhibition will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity, and (c) the Film is not subject to litigation nor is it threatened by any litigation.
3. I further represent and warrant that, to the best of my knowledge, the exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity and that my Film does not constitute a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from the exhibition of the Film in connection with the Festival.
4. If accepted, I acknowledge that the Festival's presentation of the Film does not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between the Festival and I. I understand that I will not receive any compensation for such exploitation or the Film.
5. If accepted, I hereby grant without reservations, to the Festival, and their related entities (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from the Film for promotional purposes and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Film and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. I also agree to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Film and grant the Festival the right to provide biographical information to its audience.
6. I acknowledge that I have read and understood the rules and regulations for submitting a film to the Festival.
7. By submitting a film or screenplay to First Kiss Theatre's February Film Festival, I constitute my full and complete acceptance of the terms hereof.

Overall Rating
  • corey millar

    Such a fun little festival to be part of!

    May 2022
  • Alexia Araujo

    Amazing festival with amazing people! <3

    February 2022
  • Anne Jammet

    Thanks so much for having selected and having shared my project Sadaf <3
    Great team!

    August 2021
  • avi routh

    No one, even the organisers did not seem interested in the event. Hardly 2-3 people joined the event, not even the movie directors attended. There was no interaction after the event. The organizers did not bother to have some communication with the directors. It needs to be planned better.

    May 2021
  • Aleksandra Skorupa

    It was amazing festival. I am very happy that our film was there :)

    February 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you much this is so sweet! We were so honored to have your film Souvenir from a Vision in our festival! We really hope to see you next year, dear friend! Best of luck to you and your team <3