* About SLIFF.

Snow Leopard Film Festival - one of the most promising and fastest growing film festivals. Idea of creating SLIFF is the desire of young and talented movie fans and to help original and novice directors, producers, screenwriters and those who consider themselves part of the world of cinema. The main task of SLIFF is to give talented people the opportunity to be agreed and get that very coveted ticket to the big cinema!

Snow Leopard International Film Festival not only aims at giving out trophies and certificates but recognizing talents and supporting the career of artists working in the film industry as writers, directors, producers, actors, cinematographers, editors, composers etc. As we are in the process of expanding our footprints, we don't forget to grow together with filmmakers.

* Live screenings, and annual event.

Our annual event in a beautiful city Madrid, Spain - is the final possible destination for every participant. We have allocated 36 quotas for participants who, in order to achieve their goal, will have go through several stages of selection, because only the best of the best will be screened in Madrid.

* First stage.

Our qualification system is divided into 6 bi-monthly programs. The fist step starts from "official selection" status. If your work is selected in a bi-monthly program, from this point you are competing for bi-monthly awards. All officially selected works receive our special golden SLIFF laurels.

* Second stage.

Winning, or becoming a honorable mention in bi-monthly program gives you an opportunity to compete for a place at the annual event. All bi-monthly winners receive our special golden SLIFF laurels, and unique certificates in digital version. Our jury will choose winners in all categories. All winners, and honorable mentions are able to order our special SLIFF Trophy.

* Third stage.

Every two month our jury are making the hardest decision by selecting 6 best works out of all bi-monthly winners, and honorable mentions. Six selected works will be screened in Madrid, Spain.

Annual event.

36 best films will be screened in Madrid, Spain. SLIFF will achieve 10 trophy's to winners in all main categories. Audience choice will be awarded with a 1000$ cash prize. All officially selected works in our bi-monthly programs will be invited to Madrid as a part of the audience.

You can submit to any category to compete for a place at the annual event.

Main Categories:

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Cinematography
Best Short/Feature Documentary
Best Editing

Additional categories:

Best Young Director
Best Director Debut
Best Costume Design
Best Scenography
Best VFX
Best LGBTQ+ Film
Best Sci-Fi
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Dark Comedy
Best Historical Film
Best Romance
Best Fantasy
Best Comedy
Best Detective
Best Drama
Best Music Video
Best Action Film
Best War Film
Best Erotic Film
Best Black & White Film
Best Covid-19 Film
Best Trailer
Best BLM Film
Best Sport Film
Best Mobile Film
Best No-Dialogue Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Student Film
Best Television Script
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Animation
Best Photography
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Original Soundtrack
Best Student Film
Best Producer
Best Young Actor
Best Young Actress
Best Producer
Best Composer
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Poster
Best Opening Credits
Best Closing Credits

* We accept films of all genres and lengths.
* All Non-English entries must be subtitled in English.
* Provide 3 high-quality film stills and a film poster with your FilmFreeway submission.
* Provide a trailer if you have one.
* SLIFF can use trailer/teaser/film/poster/stills of BTS for promotional purpose (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film).
* Completion Date after January 2016.
* The submitter owns all the rights to the film.
* The submitter cannot withdraw the submission after the official selection announcement.
* Entry fees are non-refundable.
* SLIFF winners that will go into yearly program must send copy of the film without subtitles and .srt file with english subtitles within 2 weeks from official announcement.

Overall Rating
  • I was unable to be present for the film festival. Yet, I am content and pleased to have been invited and accepted. Thank you for the opportunity.

    November 2022
  • Very cool new festival with very good selections of films . Very kind and very friendly team . Thank You that You selected my experimental short film Q1 ( with a unique laurel ) .I will send again in the future my next project to Your festival .

    October 2022
  • Rima Irani

    There is no better reward than being appreciated...
    Thank you "Snow Leopard 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!

    October 2022
  • It was fantastic being a part of the SLIFF and having my film Tumble Weave as an Official Selection. I look forward to submitting future projects.

    October 2022
  • Excellent. Swift and courteous communications. Thank you for awarding us "Best No-Dialogue" Film. ("Makeover #2Dye4")

    October 2022