«Lily Indie Film Fest» is Ukrainian online award.
The process of making an independent film is like trying to grow a flower through concrete. Hard, painful and nobody wants you! But if you succeed, you will be admired and your film admired like a flower.
The idea of the award is to support independent filmmakers. Show them that anything is possible if you have the will, the ability to work and a little bit of talent.
Our team believes that anyone who makes independent films is a hero, and heroes need awards! We want our festival to be such a reward.
It doesn't matter where you are from or what genre your project represents.
Before submitting, please read carefully the following:
Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories, increasing the chance to become a multi-award-winning!
Long live the flower that grew from the concrete when no one else ever cared!
SHORT FILMS CATEGORIES (between 0:01 and 40:59 min in length with credits)
Best Short Film
Best Short Drama
Best Short LGBTQ
Best Short Comedy
Best Short Crime/Thriller
Best Short Horror
Best Short Sci-fi/Fantasy
Best Short Experimental
Best Short Film Director
Best Short Film Actor
Best Short Film Actress
Best Short Film Cinematography
Best Short Film Screenwriter
Best Short Film Editing
Best Short Film Sound Design
Best Short Film First Time Filmmaker
Best Short Film Documentary
Best Short Film Animation
Best Short Film Original Score
FEATURE FILMS CATEGORIES (between 41:00 and 180 min in length with credits)
Best Feature Film
Best Feature Drama
Best Feature LGBTQ
Best Feature Comedy
Best Feature Crime/Thriller
Best Feature Horror
Best Feature Sci-fi/Fantasy
Best Feature Experimental
Best Feature Film Director
Best Feature Film Actor
Best Feature Film Actress
Best Feature Film Cinematography
Best Feature Film Screenwriter
Best Feature Film Editing
Best Feature Film Sound Design
Best Feature Film First Time Filmmaker
Best Feature Film Documentary
Best Feature Film Animation
Best Feature Film Original Score
Best TV & Web Series Pilots
Best Student Film
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script
Best Music Video
1. All short films should have a maximum length of 40:59 minutes with credits
2. All feature films should have a maximum length of 180 minutes with credits.
3. The genres of films that we accept are: Drama, Crime/Thriller(it’s also included Action), Comedy, Horror, Experimental, Animation, LGBTQ, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Documentary.
4. The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
5. The name(s) to be credited must be included in the cover letter.
6. All short scripts should have a maximum length 42 pages.
7. All short scripts should have a maximum length 180 pages.
8. All pilots should have a maximum length 45 minutes.
9. Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that impact Festival eligibility and may have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world;
By submitting the film, the submitter agrees that:
1. "Lily Indie Film Fest" can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills excerpt for promotional purpose (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film).
2. Films will not be shown online.
3. Entry fees are non-refundable unless they are covered by the submission protection option, according to the FilmFreeway terms.
4. The submitter owns all the rights to the film.
"Lily Indie Film Fest" does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations, racism, violation of human rights, discrimination of any kind
2. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD).
3. The projects that do not follow the rules & terms above can be automatically disqualified at the sole discretion of " Lily Indie Film Fest".