ABOUT The North Film Festival (TNFF)

IMDb qualifier’s The North Film Festival (TNFF) is an international film festival, dedicated to international and European shorts and features of all genres - with screenings online and an annual live screening and awards event in Stockholm, Sweden . TNFF is partnered with the LOVE & HOPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - BARCELONA (L'HIFF) (Sep 15 - 22, 2023 in Barcelona -* Spain)


Årsta Folkets Hus Hjälmarsvägen 28, 120 53 Årsta - Stockholm - Sweden.
Thursday 23rd February 2023: 12pm - 8pm
Friday 24th February 2023: : 11am - 10pm

Gala Awards: Feb 24th 2023 at Årsta Folkets Hus Time: 8pm 

Each quarter, the submitted projects are judged by an enthusiastic team of film industry professionals and academics.

The quarterly winners will automatically qualify to be screened at the TNFF annual event in Stockholm, Sweden (February 24, 2023) - and also to be both considered and compete for the coveted Annual awards.

TNFF Welcomes you to Stockholm.

Stockholm is a city that is open to different perspectives and new ideas. An amazing destination where innovations in music, film, design, fashion and technology are born. A place fit for creative visionaries such as you, Dear Filmmakers. And remember, bring your jacket, hat and gloves, if you're selected for the screenings in Stockholm on February 2023!

Certificates, Medals or Trophies.

Best Script Short Film (certificate)
Best Script Feature Film (certificate)
Best Experimental Short Film (certificate)
Best Student Film (certificate)
Best Music Video (certificate)
Best Web Series (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best LBGTQ Short Film (certificate)
Best Drama Short Film (certificate)
Best Horror Short Film (trophy and certificate)
Best Short Documentary (trophy and certificate)
Best Inspirational Short Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Sci-Fi Short Film (certificate)
Best Animation Short Film (certificate)
Best Swedish Short Film (trophy and certificate)
Best European Short Film (certificate)
Best International Short Film (trophy and certificate)
Best Screenplay in Short Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Score in Short Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Editing in Short Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Cinematography in Short Film (Certificate)
Best Actor in Short Film (certificate)
Best Actress in Short Film (certificate)
Best Director in a Short Film (certificate)

Best Screenplay in Feature Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Score in Feature Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Editing in Feature Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Cinematography in Feature Film (certificate)
Best Actor in Feature Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Actress in Feature Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Director Feature Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best LBGTQ Feature Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Best Feature Documentary (trophy and certificate)
Best Feature Film (trophy and certificate)
Best Horror Feature Film (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)

Honorable Mentions
Audience Award (***Omitted for Edition 2023***)
Awards Celebrities

Rules & Terms of Entry

1. Entries in foreign languages must come with English subtitles (This is an International Film Festival English Rules).

2. All entries must have been completed AFTER 2019

3. Any film submitted to the TNFF can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance.

4. Works in progress are accepted.

5. You must own or be given all of the rights to anything you submit to the festival.

6. Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category. But keep in mind the entry fee must be paid for each one.

7. At our discretion, we may choose to transfer a film to the correct category, but only if the appropriate level of submission fee has been paid.

8. A screening committee determines which films shall be exhibited, submissions are not guaranteed to be shown. All decisions of the committee are final. Except for the audience award, separate juries select festival winners

9. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified.

10. Winners will be presented with their awards during the TNFF Awards Ceremony Gala, which will take place at the festival on February (Pending) PHOTOCALL - (Pending) Stockholm Sweden - Time.

11. Submissions are NON-refundable. We cannot be held liable for materials which are lost or damaged.

12. We totally 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 website + social media platforms or email.

13. The festival will not pay any fee for screening a film.

14. If your film is selected by our festival, you automatically agree that we may use images from your project for marketing purposes for our festival. If you do not agreed, and do not consent to give us promotional rights to your material, please let us know with a call or via email; and then we will withdraw your film from the promotion of our festival. If we do not receive any notification from you within 48 hours after your film is selected, we will assume that you agree this policy.

15. We don't give your information to 3rd Parties.

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

17. By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience in Stockholm, Sweden or ONLINE.

18. ***Due to the limited screening time, screenings are prioritized with a representative of the same who attends in person during the days of the Festival. Therefore, confirm your attendance as soon as possible, otherwise they will be moved to the Online Section. Please keep that in mind!!!***

I also acknowledge that the film submission fee does not guarantee acceptance and no refund will be provided if my film is not selected. 
Applicants who do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted.

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to thenorthfilmfest@gmail.com

Overall Rating
  • It was an honor for the CAL video to be included in The North Film Festival. I appreciated the e-mail communication and social media posting by the festival.

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much this means a lot to us!

  • To the judges and organizers of The North Film Festival, I thank you for making "A Nun And An Officer" an official selection in your festival in the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! This means a lot to US!

  • Hi dear sir/madam i would like to thank you for what you have done, you are really doing a great job i know how much you spend time for this beautiful Festival.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! It was an honor to have your work!

  • I had a great experience with The North Film Festival. Thank you so much for recognizing my screenplay "Shades". I recommend this festival!

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much this means a lot to us as a Team TNFF! We thank you!

  • Amazing FIlm Festival, Very Professional. We are honored for our project Oyun's Quest: Prologue being selected. Will certainly be submitting more of our productions.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! Thsi means a lot as a TEAM TNFF. Thank you Jeasy!