The International Diversity Film Festival recognizes and showcases films and screenplays with a member of an underrepresented community included as one of the following: Lead Character OR Filmmaker (Director, Writer, or Producer).

FILMS: The International Diversity Film Festival recognizes and showcases narrative and documentary features and shorts (including web episodes) in ALL genres.

SCRIPTS: The International Diversity Film Festival recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts.

The International Diversity Film Festival was created to encourage content creators from unique backgrounds to share their stories/ The festival will promote the work of diverse (thought, race, gender, age, religion, physical ability and sexual orientation) filmmakers and recognize them globally for their achievements in film.

Whether a finalist or not, all officially selected filmmakers will be invited to join us at the International Diversity Film Festival for screenings, networking, resources, collaboration, learning, partnerships and for our official premieres and awards ceremony blocks.

The International Diversity Film Festival selections will be judged and decided on by award-winning independent filmmakers working in the industry.

Whether you're a finalist or not, this festival is a blast all around!

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The 2021 Film Festival is being held through an immersive online event venue that will last 72 hours, and be loaded full of resources, interviews, masterclasses, tools, networking and of course, a whole lot of incredible, private-ly screened films. See you there!

-BEST SHORT FILM-
A laurel and certificate for the creator that most exemplifies what the International Diversity Film Fest is all about and shows incredible talent in their short form work.

-BEST FEATURE FILM-
A laurel and certificate for the creator that most exemplifies what the International Diversity Film Fest is all about and shows incredible talent in their feature length work.

-BEST DIRECTING-
A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding directing in a film.

-BEST MUSIC VIDEO-
A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding music video.

-BEST DOCUMENTARY-
A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding documentary.

-BEST STUDENT FILM-
A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding student film.

-BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD-
A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding production design in a film.

-BEST ALTERNATE CONTENT AWARD-
An honorary award for the best content that just doesn't fit the conventional category mold.

-BEST SHORT SCRIPT-
A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding writing in a short form script.

BEST FEATURE SCRIPT-
A laurel and certificate for the most outstanding writing in a feature script.

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2018.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

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  • Wonderful time! Incredible talented filmmakers all around and an amazing selection of resources to learn from.

    September 2021
  • An outstanding experience for filmmakers. This organization knows how to construct a film festival that will appeal to both filmmakers and audiences alike. I highly recommend this film festival.

    September 2021
  • Preston Chase


    First I was honoured just to be selected with my first feature film Mr. Emancipation: The Walter Perry Story but later to be awarded "Best Documentary”, thank you so much. The communication from the International Diversity festival team was excellent and one day I would love the opportunity to be there in person. Just need that Canada/US border to open up again.

    September 2021
  • We are very happy to have been in the official selection in your festival, we greatly appreciate the decision of the jury. Thank you very much, continue the successes of the festival.

    Edesio Alejandro co-⁠⁠⁠director of Mambo Man
    Academy Member of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences USA & Spain
    Latin Grammy & Grammy Academy Member
    2020 National Music Award of Cuba
    Doctor Honoris Causa.
    edesio@cubarte.cult.cu
    cell cuba 5352633210

    September 2021
  • SAMMY KISTELL

    I appreciate International Diversity Film Festival for selecting 'Dandelion Wishes' as a Finalist. Its a great festival and I do plan on submitting my other work. It's a great festival for submitting your work. I wish you every success with the festival.

    September 2021