*EXTENSION: With renewed lockdown orders, IAHFF is extending the final submission deadline to August 5th, 2020.

The Industry at Home Digital Film Festival was born from the global pandemic that we are all facing. Members from every facet of the film community have been under strict stay-at-home orders and​ unable to collaborate in a large groups.

​Who knew we liked being around each other so much? ***digital hug***

​One thing is certain in this uncertain time; we are all in this together. Industry at Home is an outlet for actors, writers, cinematographers, and directors to create during the uncharted territory of isolation.

​Submitting to the festival is free until June 10th and the official selections of the IAHFF will screen live in September 2020.

Passionate artists around the world are using this time to make short films and we want to see them all! Filmmakers can submit pieces of any genre that have been shot after February 15th, 2020. The official selections will be screened online and the winning films will be awarded in September 2020.

This quarantine period is not necessarily a bad situation for the writers of the world. Short and feature screenplays that have been written in 2020 can be submitted to IAHFF. The winners awarded in September will have the option to post their screenplay on the Industry at Home page.

Actors can participate in IAHFF by submitting a monologue of their choosing. Selections will be reviewed by a panel of directors and the winning actors will be announced. Each winner will be awarded and given the chance to deliver their monologue live to our streaming audience in September.

This is a chance for all of our cinematographer friends to shine independently. To participate, the camera operators can submit a film up to 3 minutes in length. This piece can be scored or given other sound design elements, but must not contain any dialogue.

Short Film at Home Awards:

- Official Selection
- Finalist
- Best Film
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Editing
- Best Production Design

- Best Horror Film
- Best Comedy
- Best Michigan Production

- Best Short Screenplay
- Most Original Visuals

Actors in Isolation Awards:

- Best Dramatic Performance
- Best Comedic Performance


- Filmmakers must follow local government orders
​- All submissions must be received by the final deadline. (11:59 pm Eastern)
- All files must be submitted through FilmFreeway
- Films do not have to be world premiers (You can have your material online or submitted to other festivals)
- Submitted films that are not in English should be subtitled in English for our judging panel


- Monologues must be submitted in the style of a "self tape"
- Must be under five minutes in length
- Actors may submit as many monologues as they wish
- Actor must slate to camera with name, location, and the name of the piece
- Upload the clips through FilmFreeway anytime throughout the submission process
- OR - Files can be sent via WeTransfer to iahfilmfest@gmail.com before the June 10th Deadline for FREE submissions


- Must be under 10 minutes (not including credits)
- must be filmed after February 15th, 2020
- Does NOT have to be about the COVID pandemic
- All music and assets musts be owned or licensed


- Must be under 3 minutes (not including credits)
- must be filmed after February 15th, 2020
- Does NOT have to be about the COVID pandemic
- All music and assets musts be owned or licensed


- Short screenplays must be under 20 pages
- Feature screenplays must be over 60 pages
- Must be completed after February 15, 2020
- Can be written by multiple collaborators


• I have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements.
• World premiere status is NOT required to be considered. Films may have played other festivals prior to this one.
• I am responsible for updating IAHFF directly regarding any change to my contact information.
• I will not submit a press kit. IAHFF will request press kits only once a film has been accepted.
• I understand that advertising films, promotional films, and films made as works for hire are not eligible.
• All the statements in my submission documents are true.
• In consideration for the opportunity to be selected for screening with the Industry at Home Film Festival, I release and discharge Industry at Home Film Festival, its employees, agents, contractors, volunteers, licensees, successors and assigns (collectively “IAHFF”) from any and all claims, demands or causes of actions relating to my submission hereunder.
• I agree to indemnify and hold harmless IAHFF from any claims that arise as a result
of this submission or screening of my film (should it be selected) as well as from
damage to or loss of any submitted materials en route to the program.
• I have all rights necessary and am duly authorized to submit this film to the program.
• This film is not subject to any claims or litigation and is not threatened by any claims
or litigation.
• I understand, as the authorized representative, any prizes, unless otherwise
specified, will be awarded to the director(s) of the winning films.
• By submitting my film, I agree to these terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Fantastic experience especially during these odd times. Thank you!

    November 2020
  • V.G.Ravyn Manogaran

    Amazing experience. It was a great opportunity to have my film, The Nightmare to be a part of the fest & thanks for the Best Horror Film award!

    October 2020
  • IAHFF is a good festival.My film's journey with this festival is awesome.Hope for the best IAHFF

    October 2020
  • Damiano Petrucci

    It was great to be part of the First edition of IAH film festival. There were very nice and professional films. I enjoyed the online screening on YouTube due to the quarantine restrictions. I Wish to participate again in the future. Thank you guys 🖤

    October 2020
  • Haddon Kime

    It was great to have our film "LAG: A Zoomsical Comedy" be included in this festival. We hope that the Industry is back to work and not just at home sooner that later, but in the meantime it's fantastic for festivals like IAHFF to feature the work of us film makers and artists who are finding ways to be creative within these new constraints. Thank you so much IAHFF for taking the initiative,

    October 2020