This is our third year! We have rebranded successfully from the Norwich Radical Film festival to the Manifesto Film Festival located in Amsterdam. Different name..same powerful vision.

The Disunited States of America was a huge success with 9 venues and over 200 films in the "Venice of the North"!

2019's Country of focus will be Kurdistan...a territory that is not official recognized as its own sovereign nation, however, should be....

Again, films all over the globe from all genres are welcome here. we love great stories, powerful character development and innovative filming. We love filmmakers to participate and be in the mix as we are truly the filmmakers' festival! wonderful social networking events, parties and trailblazing cinema as well as retrospectives and historical contextualization! More information to follow but we wanted to open up submissions as soon as possible as many requests have already come in to participate next season!

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature-Length Documentary

Please read the description of our festival before submitting.

By submitting your film you understand and agree that the festival may use any portions of your of film, to be determined at the festival's discretion, not to exceed 5 minutes in length, for any marketing activities to promote the festival and your screening. Use of film content may include, but is not limited to, playback over Access non-profit community TV channels, printed marketing pieces, commercial advertisements and Internet distribution.

We also require all non- English speaking films to have subtitles please.

We do not pay screening fees for submitted films.

You understand that should your film be accepted, you will be notified and asked to provide the final screening copy. You understand that unless otherwise arranged, final screening copies on acceptable formats will be due no later than April 25th 2018. If we have not received your digital file by then, you WILL be dropped from the festival line-up.

Overall Rating
  • Jennida Chase

    I certainly wish I could have attended this festival! Overall the festival organizers were great communicators and I plan to apply again to this festival in the future...

    June 2017
  • Helen Wells

    A lively first year for this festival. I enjoyed participating and our film was shown in a well chosen section of films about different ways of dealing with change. We felt very supported as a Community group participating, a great human, socially engaged festival.

    November 2016
    Response from festival:

    You are so sweet!! Thank you so much! We hope to see you again in May of 2018 for our second run!

  • Sinisa Kesar

    This festival is refreshment. It gives opportunity to show films from any part in the world in UK. Young team of enthusiasts with Jack Brindelli are giving stimulus with wittily and smart comments to filmmakers to show their films. I recommend this festival to everyone.

    September 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for taking the time to add your feedback! We hope you can be involved for our second festival in May 2018!!

  • Sami Ala

    Cool happenig. Lot´s of good films and spirit.

    September 2016
    Response from festival:

    Our second festival will be in May 2018....hope you can join us!

  • Mazin Sherabayani

    Great festival, great people thanks very much for the great opportunity to meet some amazing people and watch wonderful films.

    September 2016
    Response from festival:

    we love Mazin!!!! We are so proud to see Dyab doing well all over the world! Hope you have more films for us to show in May 2018! Much love!