The Film Collective is a festival featuring short films, music videos , trailers and short documentaries from around the world. We accept short films in any and all genres including Narrative, Documentary, Horror, Experimental, Avant-Garde, Animation, Religious/Spiritual, Gay/Lesbian, Web Series and all genres of Music Videos. We’ve started a new talk back segment where participating filmmakers get to interact virtually to discuss their work. We have also partnered with the IOM Television Network where the new Film Collective Channel will be showcasing select films from our festival. This is an amazing opportunity for indie filmmakers to have their work seen by an audience of sixty thousand subscribers and they’re growing daily. So hit the submit button! To your success.

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
  • Chris Oledude

    From Christopher R. Owens, President, CESO Enterprises, Inc. On behalf of CESO ENTERPRISES, INC., Alyssa Dann, Chris Oledude, and all of our production participants, I would like to compliment the organizers and operators of The Film Collective.
    When we created our first music video (which was long enough to be a short film), we knew nothing about film festivals. With the help of FilmFreeway, we started researching. It was indeed exciting to discover this new world and to be so warmly welcomed by the inhabitants!
    To have GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES selected for inclusion was an honor in and of itself. We were happy to “get the word out” and continue motivating people worldwide to consider the injustices embedded within our nation’s criminal justice system. After all, situations where a powerful segment of the population uses its law enforcement apparatus to abuse and oppress other segments of the population are recognizable in and common to many societies.
    We enjoyed participating on a filmmakers' panel as well!
    We certainly intend to participate again in the future. Peace and stay safe!

    April 2021
  • It was such a wonderful experience, being a part of this festival. It was my first ever film festival, and I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

    March 2021
  • S.L. Sawyer

    Great festival. I was happy to be selected to show my work.

    January 2021
  • Mort Laitner

    We loved Film Collective's format.
    Your moderator was highly professional.
    The Q&A sessions were fun to listen to.
    We watched all the movies and had a great time.
    I highly recommend appying to this film festival.

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed the showcase. It was our pleasure having you.

  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. We’re very happy that you enjoyed the showcase.