International Road Movie Festival (IRMF) is a 4-day competitive film festival to be held October 16–19, 2024 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.

The festival takes place in the center of Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture. 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 202$edition of IRMF will present Awards in the following categories:

• FEATURE - Audience Award for Best Feature Film

• DOCUMENTARY - Audience Award for Best Documentary Film

• SHORT - Audience Award for Best Short Film

The Audience Awards are IRMF’s people’s choice awards, and the winners reflect the most popular films at the Festival.


The following is an explanation of the Rules and Guidelines governing the submissions of a film to the 2024 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. 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, (ideally in a form of .SRT file with time codes) even if the spoken language is English.

3. 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.

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 Program board 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 film(s) 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. IRMF does not pay screening fees at this time.

6. All films screened at 2024 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 5, 2024. 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. We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.

10. 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
  • It was such a pleasure to participate to the IRMF in Pilsen and to have been awarded the Best Documentary Award for my film Noria! Wonderful reception, great discussions, independent film sector's representatives from all over the world... and nice surprises. Thanks to the organizers for this great job!

    October 2023
  • It was a true honour to be part of IRMF.
    From the communication and organisation of the team to the energy during the festival, it was all top notch!
    The venue is brilliant and the festival is quite intimate so you get to know other attendees, film makers and the team during the three days.
    I will always cherish my illuminated rocket award!!!

    October 2022
  • Wonderful festival, very kind and super professional organizing team! We felt welcomed and assisted in everything, and under this pretext we also discovered a lovely city!

    A tip for the future: given the name of the festival, only films that really talk about roads, travels and adventures should be selected!

    P.S. 10 stars for Hospitality!!!!

    October 2022
  • Justine Méry

    I was so glad to present my short movie on the International Road Movie Festival. The public was pretty great and the team was amazing ! The program was really cool as well ! I was really happy to discover Pilsen too. Thanks again : )

    October 2021
  • Laure Froidecoeur

    What a pleasure to be able to attempt the Festival. Their team is so friendly and creative. We enjoyed meeting the audience of the movie and talking to them after the screening. And we also had the opportunity to meet Justine and Clément, two amazing french director. Thank you so much to everyone !

    October 2021