For the past 15 years, the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival established itself as one of the premier festivals in New England dedicated to giving life to independent cinema. SENE was selected as one of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee by Moviemaker Magazine for 4 years in a row and has recently been named one of 20 Great Film Festivals for First-Time Moviemakers. This year, SENE is not hosting a multi-day film festival and is focusing on its screenplay competition and year-round film, music and arts events.

Screenplays are eligible for jury awards.

• Screenplays are limited to 95 pages.
• You agree that your submission is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation and you hold SENE harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from your entry.
• You own or have authorization to all necessary copyrights and licenses and will provide documentation upon request.
• You agree to take on all copyright liability in regard to your submission.
• You give permission for SENE to provide copies to their readers and jurors for the purpose of determining awards.
• Submission fees are non-refundable
• Acceptance is conditional on providing all requested materials in a timely manner.

Overall Rating
  • Sarah Rosen

    Lovely, well-run festival with some great films! Highly recommend.

    November 2022
  • Juli Del Prete

    Hands down the warmest festival I've ever been to. The organization was top-notch and the film programs were expertly curated. I felt so lucky to screen alongside so many wonderful films!

    November 2022
  • It was truly an honor to receive best animated short film in this years SENE Film Festival. Wish I could've been there in person. You can bet if I get the chance again, I will certainly attend! Thank you again.

    November 2022
  • Phil and Don are simply wonderful to work with. All the hype is well deserved, and I highly recommend that you submit to this festival.

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Hannah.

    Phil & Don

  • Kristen Falso-Capaldi

    It was a pleasure to have my film accepted to SENE. I have gone as a patron in the past, and it’s always been a wonderful experience. The filmmaker experience was perfect. Phil and Don and their staff make every effort to welcome and celebrate filmmakers and their films.

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind words, Kristen. It was great seeing you at the festival as a SENE filmmaker.

    Phil & Don