Symbiotic Film Festival is one of the biggest showcases of film cinema in Ukraine. Our festival is home to talented filmmakers from all over the world for unexpected and exciting films in different genres and forms.
We want to encourage and support all moviegoers who are dedicated to the magic of cinema and filmmaking. Our festival is dedicated to the discovery and promotion of international film and screenplay projects.
Our academic juries primarily evaluate film and screenplay projects. Winners will be announced via FFW and official social media.
We believe in the power of independent filmmaking. You are invited to this unique organization where we bring your strength and our festival together.

All main category award winning films will be screened in our public Event on 12 January. All tickets for this live screening will be complimentary for filmmakers and for the audience. This will be the second season of our festival.

Award Categories:
1) BEST SHORT FILM
2) BEST FEATURE FILM
3) BEST ANIMATION FILM
4) BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
5) BEST MUSIC VIDEO
6) BEST DIRECTOR
7) BEST ACTOR
8) BEST ACTRESS
9) BEST EDITING
10) BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
11) BEST TINY BUDGET FILM
12) BEST POSTER
13) BEST HORROR / THRILLER SHORT FILM
14) BEST COMEDY FILM
15) BEST TRAILER
17) BEST SCIENCE FICTION
18) BEST MUSICAL FILM
19) BEST MOBILE PHONE FILM
20) BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
21) BEST EPIC SCENARIO

- All short films are accepted with a maximum length of 40 minutes.
- The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- You cannot withdraw your submission after the official selection announcement.
- All films must have been made in or after 2010.
- We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.
- Extreme nudity films will be banned.

Symbiotic Film Festival 2022
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  • Alexander Bruckner

    Thank you for having us :-)

    April 2022
  • Hi dear sir/madam i would like to thank you for what you have done, you are really doing a great job i know how much you spend time for this beautiful Festival.

    March 2022
  • Couldn't be happier or more honored to have my film "Disembodied Hitman" win an award for Best Ensemble Cast at this festival. Loved the laurels that were sent out afterwards and definitely highly recommend this festival.

    March 2022
  • Hui Tan

    I am so grateful for the opportunity from Symbiotic Film Festival, which provide a platform for film artists to learn and communicate with each others! Thank you also for making our film industry thrive!

    March 2022
  • SOUNGALO NIMI

    Great Festival! Thanks for the good appreciation about "The Teacher

    March 2022