This is the first year we organize the Garasjens Film Festival. We are organizing this festival to encourage people make documentary about their hard rock and heavy metal bands, to make other understand how hard it can be sometimes.

The winners of the Audience Award and the Festival Award will have the possibility to show their movies at the Garasjefestival in June. Last year we screened two music documentary about band who strives to play their music in countries where this kind of music is not accepted, and we believe it's important to make the world aware of it.

We take this for granted, but it's not the same everywhere in the world.

The winner of the Film Festival and of the Audience Award will have their film screened at The Garasjefestival, a heavy metal festival to be hosted at the very same location, but as an open air festival, in June 2019.

The winning director is welcome to guest The Garasjefestival in June, and to hold an introduction speech for their movies.

The two winners get the possibility to have a residency at Garasjefestival in June.
The residency consist of free lodging and an official screening arranged by Garasjefestival.

We are now opened for submission.
~ We are looking for films or documentary which tell us real stories of struggle inside the heavy metal environment. We don't wish to receive footage from tour or live shows, but if there's some kind of a strong story included we may value it anyway.

~ We wish to receive full-lenght movies, anyway over 40 min.
~ The creator or who submits the film needs to declare to owe the total author rights of the film.
~ The film must have english subtitles.
~ The fee to participate is 20 USD in Regular Deadline.
~ Movies being submitted after thie Regular Deadline will not be accepted
~ The submission will be opened from September 16th to December 15th.
~ If your film is accepted, we will need your film in good quality before December 31th.

Overall Rating
  • Todd Volkmer

    We couldn’t personally attend the festival, but the organizers were very responsive to emails. It appears they put together a very nice event with great hospitality. We also appreciate the personal response to our film.

    February 2019