The Film Collective is a short film festival featuring short films from around the world. We accept films, in any and all genres including Narrative, Documentary, Horror, Experimental, Avant-Garde, Animation, Religious/Spiritual, Gay/Lesbian, Web Series and Disabled filmmakers.. Our festival is all about diversity, inclusion and showing films which display a wide variety of subject matters. If this is your film we invite you to submit today. To your success.

QFN’s mission to elevate the world of film and to introduce and connect talented visionary artists to the industry. Together QFN and Film Collective Film Festival will provide support for the powerful voices of black creatives through their vibrant imagination, awe-inspiring vision, and passionate work in media and the arts.

Judged by a panel of QFN executives, industry leaders, and fellow Film Collective Film Festival filmmakers, the competition seeks to identify cinematic storytellers who offer unique perspectives of the Black American experience.

In addition to receiving prizes, the films will be selected to make their premiere at the Film Collective Film Festival in 2023 and offered the opportunity to have the winner's Film premiere on QFN platform(s)

Film premieres will be at QFN’s sole discretion.

All materials must be no longer than twenty minutes in length including credits. Films must be the sole property of the person(s) submitting. We accept all genre's of film. If selected we require a compressed video file of your film. All selected filmmakers will be given a HARD DEADLINE in which to have their films sent. If the DEADLINE is MISSED your film will be DISQUALIFIED . WE DO NOT EXTEND FEE WAIVERS.

Overall Rating
  • got little to no direction, and very little help. Vimeo was confusing, and very low amounts of views of the video.

    they also, just said my video was not selected, although it ran and was promoted for their festival. soooo, not sure id trust them with more of my pieces.

    edit: they responded, but did not tell the truth, as our parkour piece was not accepted. This festival is not worth the time or effort.

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    We’re sorry your experience was not a good one regarding our festival. We do our best to provide emails regarding what filmmakers should do once their film is selected. Film freeway limits corresponding to once a week to avoid spam. Also the issue with you receiving a not selected notification after your film ran was a mistake and we did reach out to you after you brought it to our attention to make it clear that your film had been selected and had been included. We market all the films, but we have zero control over who watches or doesn’t watch. We always encourage filmmakers who have been selected to let people know that their film is a selection and will be playing for the entirety of the festival. Self promotion is absolutely key to people coming to see your film. Also I see we spoke several times via email from December 2023 to February 2023 regarding multiple films. Your drug documentary and parkour, both of which were accepted. So I’m not understanding where there was a lack of communication. Thank you.

  • Louis Roussell

    I am grateful to The Film Collective Short Film Festival selected Amber Alert as one of the films for showings.

    December 2023
  • Sarah Leigh

    We're honoured to have been selected with our film Typical? The Film Collective Short Film Festival provides a platform for underrepresented voices and we appreciate the support. Great communication and promotion of the film. Thank you! Recommend!

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sarah! It was an honor for us to screen such an important film. We’re truly grateful you chose us.

  • Marty Krzywonos

    Thanks for including Ranger Kids Cookies in this year's festival.

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure! Thoroughly enjoyed your film.

  • Sean Alexander Carney

    This festival accommodates filmmakers dealing with challenging social issues, including disability race and gender. I'm honoured my film Remembering Nearfield was selected. I hope my film can help break down taboos about electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), inform about the disability and catalyse social change. The talk back session was a great opportunity to meet other selected filmmakers, speak about my film and answer questions. I recommend this festival; it has a great community spirit and significant role to play in showcasing films raising awareness. It was a great experience, well organised, and communication was excellent.

    August 2023