OUR MISSION IS TO SHARE THE TALENTS OF THE BEST INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS, DIRECTORS, PERFORMERS, AND CREATORS CREATE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BOTH ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING ARTISTS TO ENGAGE WITH THE MANCHESTER FILM COMMUNITY. THIS FESTIVAL WILL CELEBRATE COMING TOGETHER WITH INTRACTIVE PODCASTS,

THROUGH THE FILM FESTIVAL, WE SERVE MANCHESTER BY EXHIBITING CINEMATIC STORIES FROM PEOPLE OF DIVERSE CULTURES AND BACKGROUNDS, INITIATING THOUGHTFUL DIALOGUE, AND ENRICHING MANCHESTER’S ARTISTIC COMMUNITY.

Best First Feature
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Student Short Film
Best New Hampshire Feature
Best New Hampshire Short
Best Animation
Best Comedy
Emerging New Hampshire Filmmaker Award
Best International Short
Audience Choice Award
LGBTQ+ Film
Television Pilot
Feature Film Script

Submission Guidelines
1. Submit to just one category.

2. Projects completed after June 2020

3. Projects excepted from anywhere worldwide

5. Projects may have distribution.

6. Manchester International Film Festival is given the right to use an excerpt from all films that have been submitted for the Festival's promotional purposes.

7. Individual or organization submitting the film at this moment warrants that it is legally authorized to submit the film for screening.

8. The submitter shall guarantee and hold harmless Manchester International Film Festival (Palace Theatre) from any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, publicity, credits and screening, and loss of or damage to the screening films submitted into the film festival.

9. All submission must be playable on Digital Screen from a file. Once accepted your submission must be sent as a downloadable file or drobox file.
Including:
Pro Res 422 HQ.
MP4.
MOV.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Lisa Marie Tedesco

    Nice, new fest in Manchester. I’m a little irked about lack of communication above all else and slightly confused. I wasn’t able to make it up from Connecticut to see my film, SPIN, screen. I got a ping from FilmFreeway saying I was an award winner - wonderful - I reached out to ask what the film had won via Instagram and they said Best LGBTQ and that my award would be in the mail the following day. Yay, right? Three months later. No award. No answer to emails or messages on Instagram. Total silence. I’m sure it was a great fest but I’m feeling it’s not worth it from this communication issue and lack of professionalism to just tell me there was a mistake or crazy delay. Sorry to be a bummer!
    **UPDATE** I was contacted by the fest and received my award. They apologized and are still working out kinks on this site and their others. Since they’re brand new I can see how troublesome this can be so I will update my review accordingly. Thank you, everyone!

    October 2022
  • David Manitsky

    Thank you for featuring Conservative Horses!

    August 2022
  • David Seth Cohen

    Manchester International Film Festival was amazing. What a great city Manchester, NH is! The people who run this festival are extremely kind and put on an unforgettable show for our film. I highly recommend submitting your film here! PS - It's also Adam Sandler's hometown!

    August 2022