International Road Movie Festival (IRMF) is a 3-day competitive film festival to be held October 11 - 13, 2019 in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

IRMF welcomes films from around the world, both from emerging storytellers and professional filmmakers. We encourage submissions from a range of genres including features, documentaries, shorts, student films, and animations. The festival is particularly interested in road movies that embrace the ideas of adventure, traveling and exploring new cultures.

Location, Location, Location!
The festival takes place in the magnificent industrial area near the river and the historical center of Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015. Pilsen is less than an hour drive from Prague Airport.

IRMF presents artistically significant films that celebrate human diversity and enrich our understanding of different cultures. IRMF is dedicated to discovering new voices from around the world. Sidebar program includes workshops, masterclasses, concerts and (of course) after parties.

Our mission is to draw attention to and raise the profile of films, that celebrate cultural diversity and bring joy and wonder. We believe that a story driven by an authentic voice has the power not only to inspire, enlighten and entertain but also to awake new ideas, break boundaries and bring new levels of understanding.

The 2019 edition of IRMF will present Awards in the following categories:

Audience Award for Best Feature Film
Best Director - 100,00 USD for the director's next film

Audience Award for Best Documentary Film
Best Director - 100,00 USD for the director's next film

Audience Award for Best Short Film
Best Director - 100,00 USD for the director's next film


The following is an explanation of the Rules and Guidelines governing the submissions of a film to the 2019 edition of the International Road Movie Festival (IRMF). Submission of a film implies unconditional acceptance of the Rules & Guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Ondrej Biba:

1. International Road Movie Festival accepts submissions for films in the following categories: Feature, Documentary, Short, Animated, and Student Film.

2. The Entrant/s submitting the film must hold all legal rights for the submission, as well as all necessary clearances for public exhibition. Films selected cannot be withdrawn from the festival program after its announcement. The Filmmaker retains all submission and intellectual property rights.

3. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. We do accept a pre-screening version of the film without subtitles. However, if your film is selected for the competition we do require English subtitles, (Dialogue list in English; ideally in a form of .srt file with time codes) even if the spoken language is English.

4. Filmmakers are allowed to submit more than one film for the Festival provided that each film is submitted separately and meets IRMF guidelines. The festival Directorate may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.

5. The producer of the submitted grants IRMF the rights to: (a) Exhibit the film in the International Road Movie Festival and to be considered as part of the festival regional tour. (b) Include images and a section of the production for promotional purposes.

6. All films screened at 2019 International Road Movie Festival must have been completed within 3 years of the entry closing date.

7. Work in progress or rough cuts: Rough cuts of films will be considered as long as the completed version will be ready by August 15, 2019. If your film is a rough cut, please label it as such and list what needs to be completed.

8. All decisions regarding award winners are considered final and incontestable. The winner is entitled to use of festival laurels on a poster and all marketing material.

9. Successful applicants to the Festival will be notified through the contact information provided in FilmFreeway. Applicants will be required to submit screening copies and English subtitles with time codes within two (2) weeks of the date of the notice. IRMF does not pay screening fees at this time.

Overall Rating
  • Chakib Taleb-Bendiab

    Very nice to be part of the Road Movie, great team, great films and beautiful city of Pilsen!
    Thank you again for everything.

    December 2018
  • Jim Kroft

    We attended the first year of the "International Road Movie Festival" and were lucky enough to have 2 films screening, including the first premiere of the documentary "The White Arrow". The festival was first class from start to finish. I cannot say how warm the hospitality was, and with how much love the festival was run with. The whole crew are incredibly attentive as well as passionate about film. The film selection was also great, and the "road movie" theme gave a very good & surprisingly varied basis for the choreography & selection of films. The venue, a converted bus station, is itself a work of art. I could very well imagine that this festival become in quick time a major film festival. Most heartening of all, the attendance for both film was very good indeed, and far more than I might have imagined for a film festival in its first year. Top notch and recommended!

    July 2018