IDTV FEST and Iron Dragon TV ActionFest is an international film festival devoted to the multiple facets of action cinema and now including ALL Genres. A festival that honors the men & women who bring the audience to the edge of their seats with incredible cinema. IDTVAF understands that it is not only the stars in front of the camera, but the crew behind the scenes that create this magical world, & dedicates the festival to them.

20,000 plus streaming contract through Iron Dragon TV/IDTVFlix
Film equipment courtesy of sponsors
Trophy
Access to local Austin film talent for production purposes
Consultation with professional Stunt Choreographer

AWARD CATEGORIES
Best Overall Feature Film
Best Action Feature Film
Best Overall Short Film
Best Action Short
Best Action Feature Script
Best Action Short Script
Best Action Star, Feature
Best Action Star, Short
Best Action Team, Feature
Best Action Team, Short
Best Action Choreography, Feature
Best Action Choreography, Short
Best Action Cinematography, Feature
Best Action Cinematography, Short
Best Fight Scene
Best Action Fan Tribute Film
Best Action Animation Film
*NEW Best GAMING ACTION
Audience Award

We are Accepting submissions for Feature Narrative and Documentary, Short Narrative and Documentary, Action Screenplays, Original Action Musical Scores, and Fan Tribute Films. All genres are welcome, as long as there are action sequences within the film. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story, and skill of the filmmaking. Productions produced from 2015 to 2019 may be submitted. All films must be submitted in a digital format for consideration by the Selection Committee. PAL system is NOT accepted.

Films selected for the IDTV Action Fest will be announced no later than June 10, 2019.

Please notify us by email for any changes.

IDTV Action Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that the IDTV Action Film Festival may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or the IDTV Event via print, web and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless IDTV Action Fest, its vendors, sponsors and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Rules:
1. Foreign films must submit a version with English subtitles.
2. Films must not be available online (YouTube, streaming sites, Vimeo, etc).
3. Films must be no older than 4 years.
4. Selected films chosen MUST send correct digital format to be screened in the festival.
5. If a film is altered after the Final Deadline date, the film will be removed from programming.

For 2019, we are accepting submissions for two new award categories: BEST ACTION FAN TRIBUTE FILM and BEST ACTION ANIMATION

For Soundtrack/Song Submissions: Please submit either an electronic MP3. Sheet music is NOT required but can accompany the submissions if desired, although this would not affect the outcome of judgment.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Justin Bruce Lee

    Great Festival! So thankful to be a part of it!

    September 2020
  • Alex Duong

    Thank you for watching my short film and making it an official selection.

    August 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Alex, we enjoyed having your film as part of the IDTVACTIONFEST 2020 Official Selections! Keep making Awesome films!

    IDTVACTIONFEST Team

  • Rashawn Strife

    I liked this film festival. The movies I saw were good. It gave me a reason to visit Texas. Added bonus: I'm still in touch with the people I had exchanged contact info with.

    January 2020
  • Dilan Jay

    This festival is awesome! I didn't get to go but my film was in the festival and won!

    September 2019
  • Jason Fisher

    I am happy to have be a part of this.

    August 2019