​Nominated for Best Festival in Cleveland by Cleveland Scene Magazine, this year we welcomed over 350 guests to our second event!

The FunMill Films Festival takes place in Cleveland, Ohio and welcomes local films of all genres and styles. If your film is submitted from an Ohio production company, you are automatically selected to be part of our program! We accept shorts, trailers, music videos and documentaries. All projects submitted from outside of Ohio is put through a selection process only in the event of overwhelming submissions.

We also host our own Competition Event! The FunMill Films Competition will take place in the prime time spot of our festival. 30 teams will compete for the chance to win cash prizes and awards. Each team will be given the same first page of a script and have 30 days to complete the story with their own style and flair.
**You must sign up for our competition directly through the festival website.**

All Short Films, Music Videos & Docs are eligible for the following awards:
Best Film • Best Actor • Best Actress • Best Director • Best Writing
Best Cinematography • Best Editing • Best Special Effects • Best Sound • Best Music
FunMill Fireball Award • FunMill Floozy Award

All Trailers are eligible for the following awards:
Best Trailer • Film We Want to See

All Screenplays are eligible for the following awards:
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay

Anyone outside of Ohio may be subject to a selection process in the event of too many submissions to fill the program.

Schedule and details will be posted a week before the event and will be printed on official programs. Short films must be no longer than 10 minutes or will be disqualified with no refund provided.

Trailers must be no longer than 2 minutes or will be disqualified with no refund provided.

Overall Rating
  • We weren't able to attend due to last minute travel issues but we received great communication and attendees have reached out telling how much they enjoyed our short film.

    June 2022
  • Debi Fellows

    Great people! Interesting film mix! Wonderful Day immersed in films! Can't wait for next year.

    May 2022
  • This is what I wish all festivals were like. Funmill is very well organized, no technical problems, no confusion, and a great venue. But where Funmill really shines is community, which makes it a great opportunity to have your film shown to people who who want to watch it and support you. A great all around experience.

    May 2022
  • Thanks to FunMill for your support and dedication to the arts!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the review and for your support of our festival!

  • Very friendly fest. Thanks FunMill!

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank YOU for the kind words!