We're once again searching the globe for documentaries, narratives, shorts and animations: exciting “edge of your seat” adrenaline films; enlightening world culture stories; adventure movies that depict exciting travels or personal journeys; and films on all aspects of the environment, including nature and sustainability.

On the Edge Film Festival is produced by local company, On the Edge Films, host of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour here for 15 years and Mountainfilm on Tour in 2013. Continuing the Cleveland tradition of showing first-class films from around the world, the goal is to offer our audience films and discussion on issues of local, regional and world relevance.

The Breen Center for the Performing Arts, 1911 West 30th St. in the heart of Ohio City (within a mile of downtown Cleveland).

Audience Favorite awards and/or prizes for various categories to be announced. A limited amount of hotel stays at the beautiful Wyndham Cleveland, across the street from Playhouse Square will be provided.

Applicants are encouraged to submit online via a link with password (Vimeo/YouTube).

If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry is required for each title. All films in competition must pay the entry fee.

To qualify for the 2016 On the Edge Film Festival, all submissions must have been completed after May 31, 2014. We do not have premiere requirements. However, previous screenings and broadcasts will be considered by the viewing committee and festival director when making its official selections, especially if films have already screened in Ohio.

All films submitted to the festival are seen and scored by multiple viewers. All decisions by viewers, judges and organizers will be final and no refund of entry fee will be permitted.

Only complete films and entries (including entry, payment and media file) will be processed and considered for screening.

All entries must be in English, dubbed in English or contain on-screen English subtitles.

If you are under the age of 18 a legal guardian must submit for you.

Selected films are scheduled at the discretion of On the Edge Films, Inc. who retains the right to make changes to the published schedule at any time and for any reason. On the Edge Film Festival will notify all filmmakers (contact listed on entry form)  of acceptance/rejection status via email by or before August 12, 2016.

If selected, entrant agrees to provide a copy of the film in an approved format for public exhibition no later than August 26, 2016. Accepted rendered files should be: .mov or mp4 - 1920x1080 (1080p resolution or higher) to optimally show your film on our 20' screen.

Please wait to provide a press kit until your film is selected for screening. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

By submitting, the entrant/s agrees they have read and accepted all rules, terms and conditions of the On the Edge Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as OEFF).
Entrants confirm they have full legal right and authority to submit for use all images, content, talent, music/sounds in their entry, and that the film will not violate any copyright, trademark, service mark, privacy right, publicity right, patent, or any other intellectual property right of any person or entity. If consent of other parties is required, all of them are also agreeing.
Submitted films should not convey a defamation of any person or entity and not be subject to or threatened by litigation.
Entrant grants permission to On the Edge Films, Inc. to screen the entry at the OEFF (and screenings related to the OEFF), and agrees to hold harmless On the Edge Films, Inc. its sponsors, entities, venues, committee members, volunteers, attorneys and advisers from any and all claims, damages, costs, losses, liabilities or attorneys’ fees that may be held against any of them in association with the film entry or the festival’s use.
The use of all materials, including excerpts from the submitted film, is considered granted upon submission and may be used by OEFF for marketing and promotional purposes, as well as copying and archiving the entries to DVD, Blu-ray disk or other means for projection for the festival, and for the purpose of previewing and judging. Entrants also agree to allow On the Edge Films, Inc. to use excerpts of the submitted film to promote this year's and/or the following year's festival (eg: trailers).
Entrant/s understands OEFF reserves the right to place films in the appropriate category and to change/add categories.