No Agenda Film Festival focuses on story and vision not what's popular or trending. If you have an original voice, we want your film!

There is no doubt that in today's world there are some very pressing issues. However just because a film may have a popular subject matter or theme that is very timely, doesn't always mean that the film is a well crafted and original piece of cinema.

With a combined experience of more than a quarter century of making movies, filmmakers, Fred Zara and Erin Laine have visited their share of film festivals. In that time they have had the good fortune of seeing some extraordinary films. However with so many films being submitted and only a small few getting programed, they couldn't help but wonder what kinds of films were not making the cut. And more importantly, why.

The pair decided to move forward with the No Agenda Film Festival, with a sole focus on simply finding the very best films they can regardless of the topic. A great film should not be pushed aside simply because its subject or theme is not part of a larger agenda. NAFF believes in great storytelling, originality and craft for the art of filmmaking above all else.

Best Narrative Film
Best Documentary
Best Screenplay
Best Performance Female
Best Performance Male
Best Cinematography
Best Editing

If applicable other awards will be given out in:
Best Overcomer Award
Best Family Film Award
Best Story About Love
Most Artistic Award
Silent Film
Most Original Film Award
New Media
Best in Fest

1. All films must be under 30 minutes in length.

2. Any of the listed categories may be excluded from the program if the programming team does not receive enough quality submissions in that category.

3. Entry fees are non-refundable.

4. We only accept digital submissions and screeners. We accept no hardcopy submissions or screeners. Link us to your film on Vimeo or another hosting site.

5. Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos to

6. Premiere Status
- No Agenda Film Festival has no premiere status requirements.

7. The Entrant/s submitting the film must hold all legal rights for the submission, as well as all necessary clearances for public exhibition.

8. Subtitles must be in English

9 . Filmmakers are allowed to submit more than one film for the Festival provided that each film is submitted separately.