After more than 15 years in the film industry, we launched the Sun Film Festival. The world changes, people change and we believe that festivals must change.

These are our bases:

1. We focus on independent filmmakers and writers. At Sun film festival we don't care if you have stars or if you have won other festivals, the important thing is you and your project. Nor do we ask for any kind of premier. The project is yours and you can release it anywhere, even on the internet.

2. Distribution and production offers. Twice a year we hold meetings with international sales agents, distributors and producers who need new material for film markets such as the Cannes Film Market. We connect your projects with these professionals to help you. As a festival we do not charge any fee for the distribution service. All contracts would be between you and the distributor or producer.

3. Very low fees. Our fees currently have a 70% discount. We also did the round of festivals and we know that it is very expensive for filmmakers. Many of these projects are self-financed or with the help of family or friends. That is why as a festival we subsidize 70% of the registration fee to help you a little more. How can we possibly do this? As a festival we take care of finding sponsors to pay for this part of each registration. This 70% discount will be guaranteed on the first 100 registrations of each month.

4. We focus on the live event. Why? There are currently thousands of online festivals where it is very difficult to know what impact your work has had on a real audience. We are committed to a great live event with a real audience. The event will be free for all attendees so that there is a large public attendance.

5. The public will be connected with the winners. How many festivals have you participated in and haven't heard anything more about the festival? We want to change this, we believe that filmmakers and festivals should be connected and work together. The winners will receive questions from the public once the festival is over and we will publish them on our social networks. We think it's the best way to connect filmmakers with a real audience and get real feedback from the audience.

6. Promotion, promotion and promotion. A visibility project is a project thrown away. You have invested a lot of time and effort to be able to finish your project, it should be seen by as many people as possible. That is why ALL projects registered in the ALL Categories category will have a free publication on our social networks. And it's an immediate promotion (we don't wait until the end of the festival). In 7-10 days you will have your publication on Instagram.

7. You are the star. We want to create a great community and for us communication is very important. So this is your home, you can send us suggestions whenever you want.

-Best Feature Film
-Best Short Film
-Best Documentary
-Best Music Video
-Best Serie/Web/Pilot Tv

-Best Short Script
-Best Feature Script
-Best First time Screenwriter
-Best Screenwriter.

-Best Director
-Best First Time Filmmaker
-Best Female Director
-Best Producer
-Best Actor
-Best Actress
-Best Cinematography
-Best Edit
-Best Sound Design/Soundtrack
-Best Visual effects
-Best Trailer
-Best Poster

-Best Indie Feature Film/Documentary (low Budget). Less than 75.000
-Best Indie Short Film (Low Budget). Less than 7.500
-Best Animated Film
-Best Experimental Film
-Best Drama
-Best Comedy
-Best Horror/Thriller
-Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

1. Specifications:
Feature more than 60 minutes.
Short film: maximum 60 minutes.
Series / Pilot Tv / Web Media: Unlimited
Documentary: Unlimited.
Music Videos: Unlimited
Screenplay: Shorts up to 30pag.
Feature up to 180 pag.

2. Language: We accept movies and scripts in English, Spanish, Italian and French. If your project has another language, we will need subtitles in English, Spanish, Italian or French. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

3. Without territorial Premiere. We do not ask for a territorial premiere, so you can register it even if it has already been released in our country.

4. Year of production:
No production year limit. We accept projects of all years.

5. The festival does not pay a screening fee. At the live festival we screen the winner of Best Trailer, Best Music Video, Best Short Film and Best Feature Film.

6. Sun Film Festival (only in some cases), could use images from your project in a promotional way. Assemble a video with the best projects of the festival or post a frame on Instagram. Only promotional, never commercial and one minute maximum.

7. You guarantee that you have the rights to your work and that you do not infringe any copyright infringement. Sun Film Festival is not responsible for any violation of copyright by the participant.

8. Organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent. As well as eliminating categories if not the minimum number of participants is reached.

9. No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.

10. Distribution. As a festival we look for the best options for your project, but keep in mind that sometimes they are very quick meetings where we cannot wait to have your permission. By registering for the festival you give us permission to show promotional images to distributors without prior notice. If the distributor is interested in your project, we would immediately contact you to connect you. We also present your project to other festivals and make promotional posts on Instagram.

11. Register a project implies acceptance of these rules.

Overall Rating
  • Stew Replogle

    On behalf of The Families Feud, we wish to thank all those at the Sun Film Festival for honoring us as the winner for Best Comedy feature film! We sincerely appreciate the accolades and highly recommend this wonderful fest and those who put it together! 🙏🎥

    February 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Stew.

  • Nicolai Tegeler

    Very nice! very cool! Thank you!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Nicolai. We really enjoyed your feature film.

  • Bree Greene

    Thank you so much for the winning award! I am so happy to be a part of this top notch festival. I look forward to all of the networking opportunities it will bring! Gracias!!!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Bree.

  • Russell Emanuel

    Great film festival that treated us well! Thank you so much!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Russell.

  • Great experience, thanks a lot for having me!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Jonathan, for sharing your talent with us.