Welcome to Synergy Film Festival. Synergy of Filmmakers

We are an IMDB qualifying festival.

Synergy Film Awards is an international Film Contest. Started accepting submissions for 2023-2024 Season.

Welcome to Synergy Film Festival. We are an annual competition based in Los Angeles. We want the best worldwide film stories to promote filmmakers’ and help them to reach bigger audiences..

The Synergy Film Festival. is an open door for independent and student filmmakers. It's a special jury formed by academicians, producers, and professional filmmakers.

The Festival offers you the chance to meet other filmmakers and industry professionals to exchange ideas and collaborate in a highly creative and inspiring atmosphere.

Synergy Film Festival is an international film festival.

The festival accepts movies from all over the world under different categories such as Feature-Foreign Films, Short films, Animation, Music videos, Student movies, Web series/video, and Experimental movies.

If you’re an aspiring director, you will know that it is crucial for your work to be appreciated no matter the size of the audience or the budgets of the films you compete against. At Synergy Film Festival we care about your skills and vision.


Crystal Trophies for

-1rd Place Winner
-2nd Place Winner
-3rd Place Winner
-Grand Jury Winner
-Festival Winner
-Certificate of Participation
-IMDB credits
-Social Media Promotion during next season

-Distribution Opportunities


All foreign-language works MUST be subtitled in English to be considered.

1. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2021.
- There is no premiere policy.

2. Exhibition Format: h.264 Quicktime file

3. Please disregard any automatic notifications from FilmFreeway. If you don't hear from us DIRECTLY via email
Synergy Film Festival. Please bear with us as we carefully review all works submitted to us with extreme care and consideration.

4.Synergy Film Festival provides Award ceremony only. No Full Film or Live screening.

Synergy Film Awards will be given out certificates, laurels and trophies to the nominated submissions are given in these categories for cinematic excellence. One winner will be chosen by the judges to receive a Trophy, Laurel and a certificate.

International selected nominees who cannot attend the awards ceremony will be contacted by the team to have their certificates/trophies sent to them.

→ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.

→ All films must have been made in or after 2021.

→ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

→ By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience.

→ Nominations: All films nominated for every category. 
Official Selection: Films selected for screening will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category. 
Award Winners: Chosen from both the Nominations and the Official Selection.

→ We may promote clips from your film on FilmFreeway platform or on your social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

→ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.

→ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

→ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

→ We cannot provide refunds.

→ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

→ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions. 

Overall Rating
  • When I was notified of my selection for Synergy Film Festival, I had already agreed to attend another film festival the same weekend. I just want to express my appreciation for being selected and praise the selection team for their wisdom and excellent discernment. :) I will enter again. Thank you!

    November 2023
  • Russell Emanuel

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

    October 2023
  • Craig Fisher

    Great festival! I’ve been selected for two years now and won best short film this season for “Two Chairs”, sadly have yet to attend in person but I feel the artistic passion and positive energy from this festival. I love it.

    October 2023
  • Tom Lop

    These folks are great and put on a great festival. Appreciate all the attention. Recommend highly.

    October 2023

    March 2023