International Road Movie Festival (IRMF) is a 3-day non-competitive film festival to be held from 18th - 20th June 2018 in Pilsen, Czech Republic. We welcome films from around the world, both from emerging storytellers and professional filmmakers.

We encourage submissions from a range of genres including short and student films, documentaries, features, 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.

Our Mission
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 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.

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.

1. Filmmaker of the Year Award. $100 Cash Prize. Given to the best representative of International Road Movie Festival in a given year. Selected by the Artistic Director.

2. Audience Award. Viewers will choose their favorite film from the 2018 International Road Movie Festival.


The following is an explanation of the Rules and Guidelines governing the submissions of a film to the 2018 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, Animated, Short (8 - 45 minutes including credits), 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.

3. The Filmmaker/s retain/s all submission and intellectual property rights.

4. Films may be submitted electronically via FilmFreeway OR email.

5. All films must be with English subtitles. Non-English language films without subtitles will not be considered.

6. Filmmakers are allowed to submit more than one film for the Festival provided that each film is submitted separately and meet IRMF guidelines.

7. IRMF reserves the right to use images from films selected in the Festival for marketing purposes.

8. All decisions regarding award winners are considered final and incontestable.

Overall Rating
  • 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