Films are chosen on the basis that they show a world we love to live in.

Life Screenings goes beyond movie night and into a shared experience which includes the film, the creator, the audience and a conversation.

Life Screenings searches for films that are touching, unique, different.

Life Screenings showcases monthly 4 to 7 short films from around the world.

Create a world you want to live in and send it to us.

Rules & Terms

● Life Screenings is a festival which showcases inspiring, uplifting, and thought-provoking short films.
● Films with a running time of 18 minutes or less are considered.
● Selected films will need to be provided in digital format via dropbox or google drive.
● Filmmakers must be present either in person or via Skype.
● Films submitted in languages other than English must include English Subtitles.
● While the work submitted remains the property of the creating artist, Life Screenings reserves the right to use submitted footage or stills to promote the festival. Filmmaker also permits use of images or video taken of them at the festival.
● All filmmakers will be notified regarding acceptance into the festival by email.

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    Pierre GAFFIÉ

    This festival is very valuable because of the "Skype" possibilities. There are so many (let's say : 99% of them !) festivals that don't settle a Skype discussion, that the frustration is everywhere for filmmakers. Banks, the festival host, has the wonderful gift to ask deep and light questions at the same time. Being able to talk with the audience while being 5000 miles away is also a gem. I must admit that one remark from a viewer (last week) led me to make a small change in the editing of "Quite quiet". Audiences are not necessary right, but they are always worth listening to... After all that's for them that you make movies... So long live Life screenings !

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Keep creating, Pierre. Your films are a breath of fresh air.

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    Dianne Ouellette

    Wonderful intimate festival. Enjoyed being able to Skype to answer questions after the screening and to be able to see the audience and Banks. Lovely group of people! Thank you for including my short film in your festival.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dianne has a unique voice. "Alexander" is fresh and tender.

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    Vince Breheny

    Friendly film festival with great communication. Very interesting thought provoking movies with discussion in person or by SKYPE. Looks a very nice library venue. Break a leg guys, keep up the good work :)

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Kind words will never be ignored, Vince. Stuck moved us tremendously.

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    Anastasia Dyakova

    Communication with Banks was outstanding. He organized a skype session after the screening with QaA. Very cozy and very nice event, keep doing this =) Thanks for everything

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    We love Anastasia's world. Keep creating.

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    Dave Lojek

    This event took the time to establish a Skype connection from Florida to Europe, so I could talk with the host Banks and also see the audience right after each screening.
    They respnded very well to my films. We had a good time, so both communication and networking are important for the festival. As to the film quality of the program, they selected some of my best works with the comedies PROVERBIAL LUCK and PURE SWEETNESS, which you can find here on FFW and also in my online portfolio: http://vimeo.com/apeiron

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Transatlantic coordination. Keep creating, Dave. More to come.