The Future Contingents Film Festival invites filmmakers from around the world to submit short form documentaries, non-fiction and experimental film projects. This is the festival for anything unscripted.

Our goal with the festival is to showcase innovative new films, create discussions about their work, and to provide a networking opportunity for filmmakers.

Films will be judged by a panel of filmmakers in the following categories:

• Best Documentary Film
• Best Non-Fiction Film
• Best Experimental Film
• Audience Choice

Awards for each category will be given at the screening event on October 29, 2023.

We are looking for short films with a runtime of 9 minutes or less, with a preferred length of under 19 minutes. Slightly longer submissions will be considered and not rejected due to length.

Filmmakers should decide what category they consider best for their film. We will not reject or object to any chosen category.

Our rules and terms are broad and meant to be broken.