Planet Cinema is an International Film Festival that premieres over 100 films with live screenings for award nominated films and streaming for all the films for the whole world to experience with our own platform. Live screenings will have a red carpet event, after party and VIP receptions. We will also have live streamed interviews with the filmmakers that will also appear on our streaming app for the world to see. All filmmakers are welcome to join the live screenings even if their films are not picked for any awards.

Planet Cinema Film Festival seeks to showcase the best of independent filmmaking from all over the world to the entire world. We pick only the best independent films. We pay attention to story, cinematography, acting, sound, directing, etc. There are no rating restrictions, so feel free to submit whatever you like. We look out for unique, original, and weird with quality. Our goal is to give major exposure to every filmmaker to build their audience, obtain more fans, and showcase to distributors. We also do most of the marketing for all of the films we showcase.

We are taking entries for Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Animated Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts and Animated Shorts as well as Student Films.

Here are the awards that will be presented at the live event (Some will vary depending on entries):

For Feature Length Films:
Motion Picture of the Year
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Animated Feature
Documentary Feature
Directing
Cinematography
Screenplay (Adapted)
Screenplay (Original)
Costume Design
Film Editing
Hair and Makeup
Production Design
Sound Editing
Sound Mixing
Original Score
Original Song
Student Narrative Award
Student Documentary Award
Student Animation Award
Audience Award

For Short Films:
Short Film of the Year
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Animated Short
Documentary Short
Directing
Cinematography
Screenplay (Adapted)
Screenplay (Original)
Costume Design
Film Editing
Hair and Makeup
Production Design
Sound Editing
Sound Mixing
Original Score
Original Song
Student Narrative Short Award
Student Documentary Short Award
Student Animation Short Award
Audience Award

Planet Cinema does not guarantee all entries will be picked and only will be picked based on quality filmmaking.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Planet Cinema Film Festival is not responsible for the streaming quality of online screeners.

Films must have been completed after January 1, 2015.

All films must be completed when submitted, no works in progress. All entries must include script, trailer, and poster. You may also include extra such as behind the scenes footage, commentary, etc. for audiences to enjoy. If picked, you must provide all copyright contracts for songs, logos, artwork, and materials.

Planet Cinema Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and/or accepted for exhibition at the Festival, live or streaming, for promotional purposes. Planet Cinema Film Festival is hereby granted the right to show each film up to two years after the live event through streaming capabilities, in which may be for profit or non-profit reasons, but will expose the films to the world and possible distributors alike.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for public and online screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Planet Cinema Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Any film may be screened or entered in any other festivals. We do not care where your film goes or has gone, but understand that Planet Cinema Film Festival holds the rights to any entries for two years following the end of the live event for promotional use live or online and you give Planet Cinema Film Festival and it's organizers permission to use your film in it's entirety along with any bonus features you include for the purpose of being used for the live event and our streaming applications.