2023 Luna Lumen's Film Festival is in its third season. We are proud to announce that beginning this season the BEST OF FESTIVAL film will screen at The American Film Market in 2023.

ALL Winning films are awarded a very unique and custom astronaut on the moon trophy award that illuminates a soft glowing light and their film screens on our OTT Platform.

We are a unique festival that is creating a lumen effect. We premier some of the world's most unique films that provoke laughter, horror, tears, suspense and last but not least joy!

Submit to our unique and fast-growing festival that promotes direct to industry leaders!

We are proud to announce that the Best of Festival winning film in 2023 will screen at American Film Market in Sant Monica. AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed.

ALL Winning films will receive our Unique "To the Moon" Awards and screen on an OTT platform.

Our Standard Festival Participation Agreement (Terms and Conditions), which all submitted films are also expected to follow is as follows:


The Luna Lumen Film Festival will take place in the end of October for 4 days each year.

1. Submission Deadlines
All submission deadlines are found within the FilmFreeway listing.
2. Submission Format
Films must be submitted via online screener.
3. Submission Eligibility
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
- Films must not have received more than 50% of their funding from a studio or broadcaster.
- All films not in the English language are required to have subtitles.
4. Premiere Status
All films may have screened at other festivals
5. Film Classification
All films screened receive an age rating that is decided by the Luna Lumen Film Festival
6. Submission Fee
All submissions for Film Festival are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable. (paid to filmfreeway.com)
7. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values
- Independent nature of the production
8. Notification. All winners will be notified via FilmFreeway and personal email delivery.

9. Scheduling
Screenings are scheduled during the festival at the discretion of Luna Lumen Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Luna Lumen Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.
By submitting to the Luna Lumen Film Festival, I confirm that I have read and accept the terms and regulations of LLFF. I will provide the festival with any additional information required pursuant to these rules and regulations. I authorize the LLFF to exhibit my film, and if selected, I confirm that an exhibition copy will be available in a required format for screening during the current festival (October 28-31). I certify that I hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film/video to the LLFF and that all rights and clearances have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. I hold LLFF harmless from damage to, or loss of any or all materials in route to, from or otherwise at the festival. I assume all legal responsibilities therein. By Agreeing to these terms, I transfer to LLFF the right to use excerpts of the submitted film, its stills, and trailers, for the purposes of publicity and marketing of the film at the current festival, and for other non-commercial uses related to the promotion of the festival. I hereby agree to indemnify LLFF, in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred.

Overall Rating
  • Wonderful Festival 🌕 Honor and joy for the Best International Short Award of our film JUST LIKE WATER 🌟 I am also looking forward to receiving the trophy you sent us 🏆 Warm greetings from Greece 🇬🇷

    September 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Manos. Your film was simply gorgeous and heartfelt. Your awards have been awaiting special packaging to assure safe delivery but will be worth the wait for they are amazingly creative and unique as the films that won. :)

  • Lam Can-zhao

    An awesome festival that my team and I were privileged to be a part of!

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for submitting to our festival we enjoyed your animation and great work!

  • This was a very special film festival. I was extremely grateful and excited the way the festival advertised during the it's lead up to the festival. Luna Lumen made me feel as a filmmaker that my work/ film The Blue Rose was acknowledged and appreciated. It was great fun being apart of this festival. Excellent! -- Tijuana Layne

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Tijuana. We loved having your film at the festival.

  • Roberto Jay

    Excellent festival and platform for filmmakers everywhere. Great exposure. Excited to call this festival my first official selection, finalist, and award-winning home!

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!! We were happy and proud to screen your film at our festival.

  • Sahar Nasouti

    Thank you for your good festival, it's a great opportunity for filmmakers to share their projects with each other. 😍

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!!