The 5th Annual Polish International Film Festival is launching its 2022 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, experimental and other interesting works.

The Polish International Film Festival is established to support independent filmmakers to get international recognitions, exposure, and opportunity for their careers.
Films (any length) can join different categories and will be presented in front of a panel of juries.

This year we will have a Screenplay Reading Contest for short screenplays (20 pages and under) and full length feature screenplays (under 200 pages and higher).

Each film/screenplay that is submitted is watched and read from beginning to end by our programmers and judges, so you know you will receive proper consideration of your creative work.

Festival Program:

- Opening Date: October 4, 2021
- Notification Date: August 15, 2022
- Event Dates: August 22 - 26, 2022

All participants will be notified by phone or email about the date of the Festival.

If you shot a good story it must be known in the world. So your film has a great chance to get the status of official selection and you can use our label.
The aim of our Festival is to help independent filmmakers find their way to viewers. We are open to all styles and genres.

- Please note, that the current season has the status of an online-Festival. This means that film screenings will be conducted online, but all prizes and awards will remain valid.

Awards are given in the following categories:
Best International Feature Film
Best International Short Film
Best Animation Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Music Video
Best Trailer

Screenplay Award categories:
Best Screenplay

Screenplay 1st place
Screenplay 2nd place
Screenplay 3rd place

- This competition is open to international entries.

- We accept international films with various speaking language, but must be added with English subtitles.

- The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

- Every filmmaker could choose more than one category with separate submission.

- By submitting your work to the Polish International Film Festival you represent that you have read and agree to all rules, terms and conditions.

- The film production could be from any year.

- You can apply additional categories along with the main categories (open for more than one category. For package price, you can choose up to 5 categories. Please email your choice to:

- Please note, that the current season has the status of an online-Festival. This means that film screenings will be conducted online, but all prizes and awards will remain valid.

- Also, we ask each participant of the Festival to place the film on one of the following platforms: (YouTube or Vimeo). This is required for online film screenings.

- Entrants may submit multiple script entries. Each screenplay submitted must include its own separate online entry form and entry fee.

- Screenplay entrants retain all of their rights, title and interest in their works, screenplays, and intellectual property.

- Any decisions made by the judges and/or competition administrators must be considered final and cannot be disputed.

- Please do not send press kits with your entry. We will contact you should we need press materials after your film is selected.

- The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.

Overall Rating
  • Rima Irani

    There is no better reward than being appreciated...
    Thank you "Polish International Film Festival" for the award allocated to my feature documentary "Autism Across the globe". I hope that this reward will highly contribute in raising AUTISM AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE WORLDWIDE 💙💙💙
    Five Stars... I highly recommend this prestigious film Festival!

    September 2022
  • Angel Puado Veloso

    It was a honour to select as a finalist. I hope next time can be there.

    September 2022
  • Very good film festival with interesting films , Very good experience ,Thank You for selected my film Q1 as a Best experimental film .Thank You for a Official selection too . I will submit in the future my next film .
    Wish You All the best Polish International Film Festival .

    September 2022
  • Michael Cusack

    Many, many thanks to the Polish Int. Film Festival. I very much appreciated their support. Unfortunately, I couldn't be there in person, but the remote communication was good.

    September 2022
  • Pete Koff

    Great festival, thank you for selecting our documentary in an amazing story about Pierre, our San Franciscan hero.
    Peace in 2022 Pete & Pierre

    September 2022