The Overcome Film Festival is the international event for all storytellers, filmmakers, and artists to tell the world their stories of survival and triumph over adversity. The official program will include Features and Short films in the categories of live-action, animation, narrative, non-narrative, experimental, and audiovisual poetry with 27 Award categories. The Overcome Film Festival especially encourages and welcomes the entries of filmmakers all over the world who want to share their experiences in overcoming adversity or any other factor that has contributed to their growth as a person and motivated them to celebrate their existence. It is the focus of the film festival to give survivors a voice and a venue to share their life experiences and provide hope to others regardless of where they come from in the world.

The Overcome Film Festival is an international event and everyone all over the world is encouraged and welcome to participate.

The Overcome Film Festival will publish the name of the winners online and certificates will be awarded. As the festival is about providing a voice to survivors, financial awards and prizes will be foregone in lieu of certificates.

Film submissions will be categorized by the festival into the following Award Categories:
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BEST NATIONAL SHORT FILM
BEST NATIONAL FEATURE FILM
BEST AUDIOVISUAL NARRATIVE POETRY
BEST DIRECTOR OF AN INTERNATIONAL FILM
BEST DIRECTOR OF A NATIONAL FILM
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST EDITING
BEST ART DIRECTION
BEST DOCUMENTARY STORY IN A FEATURE FILM
BEST FICTION STORY IN A FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY STORY IN A SHORT FILM
BEST FICTION STORY IN A SHORT FILM
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE FILM
BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURE FILM
BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM
BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM
BEST ACTOR IN A NATIONAL FILM
BEST ACTRESS IN A NATIONAL FILM
OVERCOME FESTIVAL THEME AWARD

Submit your work via FilmFreeway. Winners will be notified via email.

The Overcome Film Festival cannot accept the following works:
-Anything that you are not the author and copyright holder of the work you submit.
-Offensive, illegal, discriminatory, or harmful works.
-Anything that discloses the personal information and likeness of any individual that you do not have written permission to do so.
-Anything that you are not comfortable allowing us to show in public.

-Submission means you read and agree to the complete rules and terms of the festival on the festival's website.

-The Overcome Film Festival will not pay screening fees and it is assumed that any submitted film is both available to be screened, with no legal restrictions, and without expectation of a fee being paid.

-Please be aware that if your film is selected to run in the festival, you will be requested to subtitle and narrate your film as the focus of the festival is to include everyone.

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  • Serena Chloe Gardner

    Really good communication, very helpful, Would recommend :)

    November 2018
  • Maury Behring

    Gostaria de ter ido ao evento.

    November 2018
  • Great festival. So proud to be an official selection. Communication was excellent and wonderful social media presence. Would love to submit again.

    November 2018
  • Moira Rowan

    We were very honoured to have our short film 'Get Riel' Officially selected for the Overcome Film Festival, Elsa Perez the star of our film is a very inspirational person and it was wonderful to see her portrayed in your film Festival, in such a positive way.I cannot fault the Overcome Film Festival and for us this was a very good experience

    November 2018
  • I encourage all filmmakers to submit to this amazing festival. Excellent communication. Tremendous support. And they really open my eyes to the world and all it's variety and beauty. Thanks to their thoughtfulness I have closed captioned my footage and will continue that practice with my future films. It should have been done in the first place, my ignorance. But it's never too late. Thank you very much, Overcome Film Festival! Filmmakers! Please support this wonderful festival and do your art a favor, submit now!

    November 2018