Round Reel International Film Festival offers a quality film festival designed to bring together filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

In our ever changing landscape, we will have both a live film festival as well as an online version. This will allow filmmakers and film enthusiasts from all around the world, to be able to participate, without having to travel. Those films marked as "semi-finalists" will screen in our online version, then the "finalists" will also screen in the live version of the festival.
Our History. We have worked with film festivals in the New Jersey and New York area for years, developing and harnessing ideas of how to bring an enjoyable festival experience to all. Our live event will be held in Bloomfield, NJ.

Numerous awards for each category
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Horror Short
Best Actor
Best Actress
• Short Films
• Feature Films
• Documentary Films
• Music Videos
• Web Series
• Drama
• Comedy
• Romance
• Horror
• Sci-Fi
• Animation
• Experimental


1. Round Reel International Film Festival competition categories are open to the United States and International entries.
2. All entries must submit preview screeners via online private link or a password protected link. Any other method must receive prior approval from the festival.
3. Foreign language entries must have English language subtitles.
4. Entries must have been completed in the past 3 years.
5. Applicants may submit as many entries as they wish, as long as each entry has a separate entry form and fee.
6. Round Reel International Film Festival has the right to screen any film or projects submitted to the the festival without paying screening fees.
7. If officially selected, it is the responsibility of the submitter to send the festival their film for digital download.
8. All decisions made by the festival are final and at their discretion.
9. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Jack Foley

    In The Cut is an excellent festival, with great networking opportunities. It is well run with great communication from start to finish. Having the films screened both live and virtually was an added bonus. We look forward to submitting again next year.

    April 2022
  • Joshua Nelson

    Excellent festival! We were very proud to be a part of it!!!! Look forward to submitting again for the next one!

    April 2022
  • Philip & Robert M. Snyder

    It was a great honor to have our film, "Trucked!", included in this year's In the Cut Film Festival. Excellent communication with the directors, Chris Cullen and Steve Rogers. The icing on the cake was the award for Best (Plot) Twist.

    November 2021
  • Mario Lopez

    In The Cut Film Festival did a wonderful job hosting virtual and live screenings. It was an honor to have my short film, “The Rainy Day,” be included in this year’s program.

    October 2021
  • Jeff Suttles

    We considered it a privilege to be a part of this festival. Thanks again for the nomination!

    April 2021