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VIFF is an international contest which presents a carefully curated program with international films, narrative, documentary, and short films from established and emerging filmmakers.. Our community is passionate about film, and VIFF always strives to create a relaxed environment where filmmakers and audiences can truly connect.
VIFF celebrates the best that cinema has to offer. Showcasing films from established masters and emerging storytellers, the Festival welcomes films from around the world. Offering an impressive selection of competitive and non-competitive programming.
As one of the main cultural importers of world cinema to the Midwest, Vegas Independent Film Festival is a place for audiences and filmmakers to engage with one another.

Filmmakers are at the heart of everything we do. When you share your film with us, you will be treated with respect throughout every stage of the submissions process. Your emails will be returned, your questions answered and a real, live person will answer you.
Thank you for your interest in the Vegas Independent Film Festival. We wish you all the best with your film!

To keep the Awards fair and transparent, we invite independent judges from all around the world who enjoy the experience and assess each category.
Our judges team includes artists from the United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, Spain, Mexico, France and Chile.
VIFF CATEGORIES
Submit your film in one or more of the following categories.
Your film will be considered in all the submitted categories.
Best Feature
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Romantic
Best Dark Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Fantasy
Best Sci-Fi
Best Mystery
Best Crime
Best Action
Best Parody
Best Western
Best LGBTQ
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Experimental
Best Trailer
Best Poster
Best Photography
--- CAST & CREW AWARDS (monthly) ---
Best Producer
Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor
Best Young Actress
Best Acting Duo
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Screenplay
Best Visual FX
Best Special FX
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Special Makeup
Best Production Design

* BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FILM PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS * ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE *

- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
- Las Vegas Independent Film Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.
- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
- You always retain 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.
- All fees are non-refundable.
- Vegas Independent Film Festival will not be responsible for damaged copies.
- Students must present a valid Student ID in order to receive our student discount.
- Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.
- Vegas Independent Film Festival can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate. If you have any question regarding this decision you might contact us at our email address vegasintfilmfest@gmail.com
- Filmmakers can submit the film in multiple categories in order to become a multi-award film. Still, the decision about the selection is strictly determined by our judges' team and no selection is guaranteed.
- The applicants (submitters) must accept Vegas Independent Film Festival Rules and Terms.
- All submissions in personal categories required the name of the person you are registering to the category. You can easily send us this information in the cover letter at the FilmFreeway website, otherwise, your film can be disqualified from that specific category.
- Submitting your movie, you authorize Vegas Independent Film Festival to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills on our social media.
- We do not require premiere status.
- If feedback option is selected, the entry will be judged and the submission status will be updated (From Undecided to Selected) within the next 72 hrs after your full submission. Note that this is not a writing review service.
If no main category is selected in the expedited feedback option, automatically the entry cannot be considered.
The full submission is a main category or more selected in your entry. The feedback is an additional option to get notified if your project is worthy of being included in our Official Selection within 72 hours from the time we receive your full submission.
All films must be submitted in at least one main category and may also be submitted with the feedback option.
* โ€‹Films submitted with the feedback option without at least one main category will be disqualified with no refund.
All our main categories are listed underneath trophy and feedback option.
Remember that payments are not refundable**
- At the moment, private screenings due to the coronavirus outbreak
- Winning categories vary every month depending on the submissions we receive. If we think the categories submitted are not to a standard of the Las Vegas Independent Film Festival win, they will be removed.
The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove a movie from the competition at any time. Entry fees are non-refundable. The individual or corporation submitting the film/script hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for possible screening (private and/or public) and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Las Vegas Independent Film Festival, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneyโ€™s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss or damage of the screening videos entered.
The festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time if there is any question of ownership, copyright infringement, or any sign of disrespect (in any form of media) to the festival or its representatives. When a project is submitted without a poster, trailer, credits or sometimes without any of the aforementioned topics, the judges take points off the final rating.
You cannot cancel your participation in the competition after the announcement of the official selection.
All our official communications must be through email. It is not possible for us to respond to messages through social media platforms, due to the large number of requests we have on them.
Festival dates & times may be subject to delay or change without notice. Please check our FilmFreeway page for deadlines and any other updates.
No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, sexual orientation, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.
It is the Las Vegas Independent Film Festival's policy not to offer comments and reasons for films not selected and decisions for the program.

All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the film contest, without notice. By submitting your film/script, you acknowledge you have read, understood and accepted all rules, regulations & conditions above.

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  • Thank you so much for selecting Remember Home for best music short! It was an honor to be part of this festival.

    July 2022
  • Thank you for considering me and for awarding me with an official selection for best screenplay. I am deeply honored for this award and even though I did not win, this is my first screenplay written, ever, so to me as being recognized, I WON ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

    June 2022
  • Al Nazemian

    I am deeply honored that I won an award at the Las Vegas Independent Film Festival, but more importantly, I am deeply moved by what they wrote to me. They understand how hard it is to create art and to be an artist. Artists pour their heart and soul into their work, and Las Vegas Independent Film Festival understands this, which is clear as crystal in their beautiful email. Their certificate is professional and beautiful and they exude professionalism and kindness in every other department. I give them 5 stars in every department. They may not be the biggest festival, but quality is more important than quantity and size, in my opinion. I have worked with a lot of film festivals: great, good, average, subpar, and downright bad. Las Vegas Independent Film Festival is a great film festival, in terms of what really matters. If you're an independent filmmaker or have produced an independent film, I recommend you submit it to Las Vegas Independent Film Festival. They are the real deal.

    June 2022
  • Jae Solina

    Thank you for considering my animation short films. Looking forward to when the event is in person!

    June 2022
  • Robert smith

    Thank you for selecting and awarding 22weeks in the Drone Category. It was my pleasure to bring to everyone a small glimpse of our LAFD recruit tower and what these men and women go through. This honor was a very exciting and humbling experience. Thank you again Robert

    December 2021