Iron Dragon TV ActionFest is an international film festival devoted to the multiple facets of action cinema. A festival that honors the men & women who bring the audience to the edge of their seats with incredible action sequences. 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.

$30,000.00 in Cash, Prizes, Awards, Internships, Equipment Rentals, Hotel Stays and more.

We are Accepting submissions for Feature Narrative and Documentary, Short Narrative and Documentary, Action Screenplays, Original Action Musical Scores. 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 2014 to 2017 may be submitted. Works in progress will also be considered. 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, 2018.

Please notify us by email for any address changes.

All filmmakers who provide SASE or Postcards will receive notification of inclusion into the festival within 30 days of the festival preview.

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.

1. Foreign films must submit a version with English subtitles.
2. Films must not be available to online (YouTube, streaming sites, Vimeo, etc).
3. Films must be no older than 3 years.
4. Selected films chosen MUST send correct digital format to be screened in the festival.

For 2018, we are accepting submissions for two new award categories: BEST ORIGINAL SCORE and BEST SOUNDTRACK. IDTVAF understand that part of what makes an action film is not only the adrenaline rush the audience receives by the physical action but also the music that helps our reactions mimic what's on screen.

Please submit either an electronic MP3 or mail a CD to the production office. Any mailed submissions must be RECEIVED by the deadline date. Sheet music is NOT required but can accompany the submissions if desired, although this would not affect the outcome of judgment.

Overall Rating
  • John Smith

    I have entered a few contests but have never left any review. However, after my experience with IDTV, I decided to write my first ever one.

    This website is crammed full of festivals and it seems that new ones are cropping up every week. It can seem daunting and confusing to which ones to go for. Some film festivals on this website are here today and gone tomorrow. Other film festivals are poorly run, while others are just a cash cow project.

    Fortunately IDTV is not like any of those. It is a new genre-specific film festival and it is capably run by professional people that really care about what they do, clearly have a deep passion of the action genre and work hard to support, encourage and inspire all who enter their various competitions (for screenwriters and film makers alike). I definitely feel a part of the growing IDTV family. For sure I will be entering their screenwriting competition next year and then to fly out for the actual festival itself.

    I cannot recommend them highly enough.

    In my humble opinion, I see IDTV growing from strength to strength and being around for many-many years to come. I feel very honoured to have had my screenplay reach the finals and to have received an Honourable Mention and am now proudly including that in my list of accolades.

    September 2017
  • Teo Jansen

    Even I was unavailable to go to Austin, they manage to keep me updated about every event and also I met virtually some others filmmakers in the festival.
    Great attention, fast communication! Amazing team!

    August 2017