This event is virtual and in-person and the masterclasses leading up to the event are specifically designed to educate and help emerging artists acquire deals and NOT just win awards.

All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform such as FilmFreeway).

If you plan to submit your film to multiple categories, please upload your film per category.
Thus, if want to submit to the Best Picture AND Best Comedy, please upload your film to the Best Picture category. Then, resubmit the film under the Best Comedy separately.

If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect, the submission may be deemed ineligible.

The Festival and does NOT screen films on Blu-Ray, HD-CAM, or DCP. If you are unable or unwilling to provide us your film as a digital file for exhibition, DO NOT SUBMIT your film.

Films that are selected to screen at the Festival may not necessarily be selected to be “in competition” for awards purposes. Notifications regarding potential selection for competition status possibly may occur subsequent to notifications of acceptance for exhibition.

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  • Oscar Sanders

    Thanks TJFF for the opportunity and the Best Director Award for Michael Carvin: No Excuses and Best Documentary Award for Exposing Politics! You guys are a class act! A DOUBLE BARREL WIN! Thank You 2x!

    November 2020