Atlanta Georgia

Our mission at Validate Yourself Film Festival is to create and provide a credible and accessible opportunity for aspiring and talented filmmakers. 

The Validate Yourself Film Festival offers a medium in which Independent Filmmakers may showcase their work nationally and internationally. The vision for the festival has been our passion to educate filmmakers on sense of self-worth & artistic ability without other's approval or validation.

The reason why we started this film festival was simply because as filmmakers, We did not like how some festivals treated us. Therefore we decided to be a part of the solution.

You have the opportunity to enter any festival, there are thousands out there, so when you choose us, we don't take that lightly. We will give your film all of our attention in the screening process. We look forward to seeing your work.

For more information about the festival director of
Validate Yourself Film Festival
please visit antoineallenfilms.com

Best Feature Film Award $1000 in Cash
Best Short Film Award. $500 in Cash
Best Web Series Award.
Best Actor or Actress in a Feature Film Award $1000 in Cash
Best Actor or Actress in a Short Film Award $500 in Cash
Best Screenwriter Award $500 in Cash
Best Director Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Edited Award
Validate Yourself Film Festival Founder Choice Award.
Validate Yourself Film Festival Breakthrough Storyteller Award.
Actors Monologue Competition $500 in Cash

The Validate Yourself Film Festival is looking for independent feature-length and short films from around the world from any genre.

We only accepts Online screeners.


- Submission fees
- All required fields through Online platform
- All films must include responses to the following: Synopsis (in English), 2 high resolution stills from the film, full cast and credits list, and an official film poster. Movie Trailer


1. All payments and fees for submissions must be paid through the Online submission process.
2. There are absolutely no refunds.
3. The Validate Yourself Film Festival does not wave submission fees to preserve the integrity of the competition and its participants’ artistic works.


- We accepts films of all genres
- Feature films must be 60 minutes and over in length.
- Short films must be 20 minutes or less in length.
- World and U.S. premieres are not required.
- All films in a language other than English MUST include subtitles in English for festival screening.
- Works-in-progress will not be considered.

We will watch your film. If there is an issue with your submission playing, we will notify you and give you every opportunity to get us a playable submission.
We post official selections on our website and notify official selections by email.
We will notify you if you are not accepted as well.
Once scheduled, you may not withdraw from the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Steven St. Pierre

    Validate Yourself is an amazing film festival! Antoine Allen the founder and director ran a wonderful weekend of top notch films, an environment full of energy and a total experience that makes the filmmaker feel like a winner the whole time. The films were screened at the beautiful Stuart Cinema and Cafe with an adequate amount of time for the Q&A and the awards show was a very well put together night consisting of an Actor's monologue competition, catered food, photographer and some dancing! It was a great time, thank you for having me a part of this movement!

    October 2019
  • Thank you for screening Codename Rebyl and for personally imparting your knowledge Antoine! Great festival! I felt welcome and not just like a submission fee.

    October 2019
  • Squeaky Moore

    I am excited my film was able to screen at Validate. This is a filmmakers film festival! They allotted more than enough time for a thorough Q & A. The moderator for the Q & A was amazing and asked all the right questions. The slate of films they chose to screen were really good films. I'm shocked but blessed to have won ”best director” here too. They communicated well and the festival was organized.

    September 2019
  • ARTIFICE Loose Fellowship and Partners

    Very good event. Looking forward to next year

    September 2019
  • Mackleen Desravines

    This was one of the most organized festivals I was happy to be apart of. Antoine Allen is very supportive of filmmakers and is very professional. The awards night was amazing and the best! Filmmakers were able to network with each other. I encourage filmmakers to submit to this festival. Quality projects and professional team of reviewers. I'm looking forward to next year.

    September 2019