In celebration of the Festival's 7th Season as an industry recognized event, submission fees will be waived through May 20, 2023 (Earlybird Deadline).

The Overcome Film Festival® is the premiere international event for all storytellers, filmmakers, developers, and artists to tell the world their stories of survival and triumph over adversity. The official program will include Features and Short films, music, and games in the categories of live-action, animation, narrative, non-narrative, experimental, and audiovisual poetry with multiple Award categories.

The Overcome Film Festival® especially encourages and welcomes the entries of filmmakers, musicians, and developers 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. This season's video game competition section also includes games in all related genres including single-player, multiplayer, and mobile titles across all major platforms as related to the theme of the event.

The Overcome Film Festival® is an international event and everyone all over the world is encouraged and welcome to participate. The event also provides an entertainment service and production in the nature of participating as a host to presenters for videos and live events, video and audio recordings, and event production, including information, news, and commentary in the fields of films, music, and games.

The Overcome Game Awards™ is a part of the Overcome Film Festival® a premiere international and industry recognized event, including awards for video game titles in all platforms including but not limited to console, desktop, virtual reality, streaming, mobile, as well as game music, and hardware devices. The Overcome Game Awards™ especially encourage and welcome the entries of video game and interactive title developers from all over the world.

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.

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

The 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 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 your film as the focus of the festival is to include everyone.

-Official rules are included in the festival platform at:

Overall Rating
  • Unfortunately I could not attent the festival in person, but I truly hope I can do so in the future!

    November 2022
  • Pedro Roman

    Great festival. Thanks for selecting and awarding our film. Easy communication with the organisers and easy to hand materials in. Keep it running!

    October 2022
  • InOut Distribution

    It was great to be part of the festival. We hope to be able to participate again in the future.

    October 2022
  • Amir Zargara

    Thanks for having us :)

    October 2022
  • Carla Di Bonito

    Was very happy that my film was a finalist. I found the festival very organised and and an amazing space for filmmakers whose stories can create impact and make a difference. Well done team Overcome!! Thank you

    October 2022