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 multiple 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.

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

-Official rules are included in the festival platform at:

Overall Rating
  • Laurence Patrick

    Being part of Overcome film festival was one of the high points of a difficult year. The communication was good, friendly & welcoming & they went the extra mile on the social media - even making extra visuals & graphics for our film, which was unexpected & much appreciated. Thanks for a lovely experience Overcome.

    November 2020
  • Gateway Films Group

    What a terrific festival! Communication was excellent about every aspect of the process. It was a great experience to be part of this festival. Our film Irumbu is honored in the festival, it is really worth participating in the festival. congrats to all the planners! Can't wait to submit my next film:) Highly recommended.  

    November 2020
  • Rebekah Louisa Smith

    LOVE this festival - awesome people who care about the films and the filmmakers we can't wait to submit more films to them

    November 2020
  • Overcome Film Festival is a good film festival.

    December 2019
  • October Project

    How exciting for Julie Flanders, who wrote the poem Doubts and narrates it in our animated short, to win Best Voice Actress and for our film to be an official selection at this inspired festival. We are honored to have been included.

    November 2019