This is an international film festival. All genres welcomed including animation and narrative music videos. This festival was created by filmmakers who have a passion for films. The Red Phoenix International Film Festival is a celebration of art and entertainment and our goal is to showcase your talents and product in a fun energetic festival. Our award ceremony and after party will be a great place for everyone to unwind and network! We're excited to see all the stories you have to tell!

Along with showing short (30 minutes or less) and feature films (2.5 hours max) that are set as narratives and documentaries, we also strongly encourage all facets of filmmaking; bringing our audience a wide platform of entertainment from animated films, music videos, experimental and so much more. The only limit to what we will show is set only by the imagination of talented filmmakers!

Another way RPIFF sets itself apart is by giving all filmmakers, from all over the world, the ability to interact and hold a Q&A presentation with our audience members, even if they are unable to attend, by connecting with them through SKYPE during the festival itself. We, as filmmakers understand the value of connecting with the audience, and we know how difficult it is to travel to so many festivals. We are very excited to offer this alternative avenue of communication.

RPIFF is passionate about giving our audience a fully immersed festival that does not end with the credits. We offer the opportunity of speaking with professionals by inviting industry members to hold workshops, speak with our guests and plan events, (which include live music), giving our guests a truly unique, exciting and memorable experience.

While we aim to make our festival unique and exciting for our guests, we also want to make it exciting for the filmmakers by having representatives from international distribution companies in attendance who are seeking out truly impressive works of art and looking to meet with filmmakers; along with other exciting potential opportunities for filmmakers, actors/actresses and musicians.

Awards categories are as followed.
Best Short
Best Feature
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Drama
Best SciFi
Best Action
Best Fantasy
Best Thriller/Suspense
Best Foreign Film
Best Domestic Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Lead Actor
Best Lead Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Directing
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Original Score
Best Screenplay
Audience Choice
Best of Fest

All short film submissions must not exceed a 30 minute runtime including credits. 

All feature film submissions must not exceed 2.5 hour runtime including credits.

All films must have been completed within the past 3 years.

All foreign non-English speaking films must have subtitles.

ALL films must be in the possession of the Red Phoenix International Film Festival no later than one month prior to festival as we need to ensure it plays properly and we have it in hand when we create the schedule.


If your film is selected please be prepared to provide a press kit including a poster, stills, trailer, synopsis, links and cast/crew info.

All content in your film must be owned by the filmmaker or have expressed written permission to use for exhibition.

If your film is selected we reserve the right to use images or videos solely for marketing and promotional purposes for the festival.​

We retain the right to add or remove a film from our festival line up even if official selections have been made if it: A) benefits the festival or B) the film violates our festivals guidelines such as the illegal use of another artists work. If you are found to have given false information, or used works you do not own or have rights to use, you will not be eligible to submit any future film to the festival. 

Submission fees are non-refundable.

The Red Phoenix Underground Film Festival is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property. If hard copies of your film is damaged upon arrival you will be contacted immediately, shown photos of items condition, and we will request a new copy.

ALL films, may it be hard copy or digital download must be in the possession of Red Phoenix Underground Film Festival no later one month prior to festival. If you do not provide the festival with a working copy of your film it will not be screened and will not be eligible for any awards. 

Overall Rating
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank You! Official Selection of The Cop Cam. My overall rating is all stars. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Film. Cynthia Bergen #nosleepfilms

    September 2018
  • Max Groah

    A fun fest with great organizers. The screening space was unique and a great experience. I'm looking forward to this fest growing in size and popularity in the future.

    July 2018
  • Simon Scott

    I was, unfortunately, unable to attend this year's festival, though was honored to have our short film screen at the Red Phoenix. Their communication was excellent and I was impressed with how the organization handled adversity (losing a venue at the last minute).

    July 2018
  • Great festival loads of information ,great communication ,wide variety of awards.

    Our first American fest and will be entering our new film into next years.

    Great job guys keep up the fantastic work

    July 2018
  • Ilia Antonenko

    Great festival! Thank you for the award.

    July 2018