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 28 October. All tickets for this live screening will be complimentary for filmmakers and for the audience. This will be the third 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 / MUSICAL FILM
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 MOBILE PHONE FILM
19) BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
20) BEST EPIC SCENARIO
21) BEST HORROR ELEMENTS (FRESH)

- 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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  • Steve Janowicz

    Thank you so very much for including my film. I am both honored and humbled to be included for my documentary, "They Are The Heroes"!

    August 2022
  • Thank you for making my film, Faith Interrupted, an official selection in your festival. Good experience, and a good value.

    August 2022
  • Wonderful Festival, I highly recommend participating.

    July 2022
  • Thanks for accepting Adrienne's Garden into your festival, and especially for citing The Pandemic Dances as a Nominee! Great honor!!

    July 2022
  • Eva Benedikt

    Holding a film festival under the horrific conditions of Russian invasion is a credit to Symbiotic. It was an honor to be selected to participate. And thank you for the extra honor of Best Micro-Budget Film.
    Eva Benedikt

    June 2022