Our brand new festivals aims to continue to showcase the work of talented filmmakers from around the world whilst creating thriving community. The festival will be done in conjunction with Phoenixworksfilms, a short film production company founded in London.

Due to the current pandemic we do not expect to host a live event until early 2022.

Awards will be awarded in the following categories:

Best Feature Film
Best Director (Feature Film)
Best Screenplay (Feature Film)
Best Actor (Feature Film)
Best Actress (Feature Film)
Best Supporting Performance (Feature Film)
Best Cinematography (Feature Film)
Best Costume Design (Feature Film)
Best Film Editing (Feature Film)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Feature Film)
Best Original Score (Feature Film)
Best Production Design (Feature Film)
Best Sound Editing (Feature Film)

Best Short Film
Best Director (Short Film)
Best Screenplay (Short Film)
Best Actor (Short Film)
Best Actress (Short Film)
Best Supporting Performance (Short Film)
Best Cinematography (Short Film)
Best Costume Design (Short Film)
Best Film Editing (Short Film)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Short Film)
Best Original Score (Short Film)
Best Production Design (Short Film)
Best Sound Editing (Short Film)

Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Directing in a Documentary
Editing in a Documentary
Photography in a Documentary
Sound in a Documentary

Best Micro-Short
Best Student Film
Best Queer Film
Best Music Video
Best Horror
Best Unproduced Screenplay

1. Phoenix Rising International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. By submitting to NAME festival entrant agrees that images from the film can be used in Phoenix Rising International Film Festival publications, the Phoenix Rising International Film Festival website and all other media outlets related to Phoenix Rising International Film Festival publicity and you indemnify Phoenix Rising International Film Festival against any responsibilities incurred by the screening of this film.

2. All Films made from 2018 onwards are welcome to enter.

3. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry. This includes rights for screening of music videos without paying additional licensing costs.

4. All films must either be in English or subtitled in English.

5. Films for exhibition must be submitted on DVD or Blue - Ray or a downloadable link to hi-res copy of the film. Please note that exhibition copies of films will not be returned after the festival.

6. The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted. All international entries must be sent to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Phoenix Rising International Film Festival will be refused.

7. All films will be judged by Phoenix Rising International Film Festival Jury Panel and all filmmakers whose films were selected for screening will be notified by email or phone.

8. We will request publicity materials: poster, three stills from the film and picture of director. These materials will be not returned.

9. Whilst every effort will be made to run the festival as advertised, the festival reserves the right to make alterations including but not limited to the dates & the manner of the screenings. Should circumstances beyond our control prevent the festival from being held physically we will endeavour to run a digital online edition in its place or postpone the dates, and only cancel as a last resort.

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  • A nice and friendly new film festival, was thrilled to be nominated and a winner of this edition along the amazing team of organizers and the fellow selected & nominated films. A pity i couldn't attend :(
    Keep up the good work.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Pedro for your review. Congrats on the win!! Such a great film :) Good luck with the future project !!!

  • Nicole Ferre

    Great job Victor, Eva and your amazing team! Congratulations!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Nicole so much for your feedback and for sharing with us your film.

  • Great film festival. Really pleased to have our Virtual production pilot short film Oyun's Quest: Prologue being selected. Will consider for future submissions for sure. Thank you!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jeasy for your nice words. We are so proud to show your film to our audience. And we are looking forward to watching your future work. Thank you.

  • Robert Craig

    This a great festival. We were happy to be a part of this with our screenplay submission. We were especially happy to win an award for our screenplay. Go Go Film Festival! Thanks for a great experience.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Robert. We really appreciate you submitting your amazing story!!!! Good luck with this project!

  • Jennifer Scott

    This was such a positive experience being accepted into this wonderful festival. Communication has been stellar throughout and even though I was not able to attend, I felt that my film was taken with care and they really appreciated my work.

    JS

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Jennifer for your kind and touching words !!!! It is our first festival and were trying really hard to make sure that everyone feels taken care of. It is ashamed that we could not have met but we were honoured to show your film. Good luck with all the projects and hope to see more of your work in the future.