Your film!
Your story!
Your voice!

With the flaming symbol of a young poppy flower we provide you a platform to showcase YOUR WORK to the world.

The Poppy International Film Festival is dedicated to growing a cinematic future through the recognition, affirmation and promotion of filmmakers of all backgrounds.
We pride ourselves with a heavy focus on youth voices in film, a special interest in niche themes and are in full support of queer cinema.

The Festival uses a monthly format along with an annual live event presenting winners from each month's competition and is exclusive to the FilmFreeway platform.

Required Categories:
• Best Feature
• Best Documentary
• Best Narrative Short
• Best Student Film
• Best Super Short
• Best Micro Short
• Best Short Documentary
• Best Diverse Queer Voices
• Best BIPOC's Vision

Additional Categories:
• Best Animation
• Best Experimental
• Best TV Series Pilot
• Best Music Video
• Best Actress
• Best Actor
• Best Director (Feature)
• Best Director (Short Film)
• Best Drama
• Best Comedy
• Best Action
• Best Thriller
• Best Horror
• Best Sci-Fi
• Best Cinematography
• Best Original Screenplay
• Best Editing
• Best Original Music
• Best Sound Design
• Best Visual Effects
• Best Trailer
• Best Poster

• Best Feature Script (required)
• Best Short Script (required)
• Best TV Pilot Script (required)

Award winners are automatically entered into the yearly festival competition.

• All non-English must have hard-coded subtitles in English.
• Films must have been completed within the past two years.
• Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
• Filmmakers are required to submit to at least one required category. Films submitted only to additional categories will not be considered.
• Proof of Student Status is required for entry to the Student category.
• The festival has the right to use promotional material.
• The filmmaker must hold all the rights to the material submitted.
• Entry fees are non refundable.