Sunset International Film Festival for independent film makers is an annual festival by filmmakers for filmmakers. We aim to connect industry professionals and independent filmmakers from all around the world. Thus, creating world wide increased exposure.

Judging is by a panel of industry experts.

Congratulations to all the participants of this year's festival.

Trophy's in each category;

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Action
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Western
Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Film
Best Female Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf file).

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs (CDs, DVDs, BluRays) or any downloadable files to us directly, such as high resolution posters or other digital media. If your film is selected as a FINALIST, we will proudly mention it on our website. All entries are non-refundable.
Winners in each category will be notified.
One film can be entered in multiple categories. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards. Submission of Film Posters are not mandatory but highly recommended as we will post them on our website as winners.
By submitting to the festival you agree to abide by and commit to the following statement: "I authorize Sunset International Film Festival to screen the film or video I am entering, upon the film or video's acceptance Sunset International Film Festival. For the purpose of the screenings I authorize Sunset International Film Festival to post photos and information of the film or video in whatever manner they see fit on their website and / or social media site. I acknowledge that Sunset International Film Festival holds the screening rights of the above listed film or video for Sunset International Film Festival. I confirm that all other rights remain the sole property of myself and/or my nominated production company. I hereby confirm that all material used in the production of the film or video is the original work of myself and have obtained releases, including but not limited to actors, performances and the musical score. I guarantee that I have obtained all the necessary permissions, licenses and clearances to enter this film or video into Sunset International Film Festival, and that the film and the screening of the film by Sunset International Film Festival, does not infringe the moral and ethical rights including copyright of any third party. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into Sunset International Film Festival, and that nobody representing Sunset International Film Festival has guaranteed my acceptance into the festival prior to this submission. I have read and agree to the general rules, terms and conditions of the Sunset International Film Festival. I have also read and agree to any specific rules relating to the category that I am entering my film, video."
The entrant agrees that he or she will never assert against Sunset International Film Festival any claim or action based on plagiarism, infringement, confidential or fiduciary relationship, implied contract, idea theft, unfair competition or any other theory arising in connection with their submission to Sunset International Film Festival, and the entrant understands that Sunset International Film Festival accepts no liability of any kind for the unauthorized use of all or part of such submissions by any person. In this regard, the entrant hereby absolutely releases and forever discharges Sunset International Film Festival and its officers, employees, volunteers, judges, readers, affiliates, and associates, individually and collectively, of or from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, legal fees, expenses, debts, actions, and causes of action against Sunset International Film Festival of every kind whatsoever, now and in the future, in connection with the entrant's submission.

The Sunset International Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entries.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.

Films must be in English or include English subtitles

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos, films with a poor production standard (bad sound, bad lighting, video resolution less than 720p HD
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
4. Showing harm to animals