The Voiceless International Film Festival sheds light to those films who have been ignored by general media and public television. VIFF Provides a voice of the voiceless through film, for filmmakers to share their work to greater audiences. Films for change, for the people, for social justice, people of color, LGBT, race, class, gender, under represented communities, are all encouraged to submit.
VIFF will take place in sunny California's Bay Area for 2020. The epicenter of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland CA known for national recognition as a travel destination. The Bay Area has gained national recognition as a travel destination. In 2012, Oakland was named the top North American city to visit, highlighting its growing number of sophisticated restaurants and bars, top music venues, and increasing nightlife appeal Oakland also took the No. 16 spot in "America's Coolest Cities," . In 2013, Oakland topped the No. 1 spot in "America's Most Exciting Cities," notably having the most movie theaters, theater companies, and museums per square mile.
For our 5th year we look forward to highlighting the most dedicated and touching films thus far and celebrate the voice of the voiceless!

Golden Audience Award
The Women's Award
Best Short Award
Best Feature Award
Best LGBT Award
Best Documentary Award
Best Music Video
Best Feature
Local spotlight (SF Bay Area filmmakers only)

-You agree for Voiceless Film Festival to screen your short film if it is an official selection for this year's festival and are obligated to your commitment if you submit.
-All non-English films must have English subtitles.
-Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.
-Please do NOT send stills or press kits. If your film is selected we will ask you to email us additional media besides the FilmFreeway press. If selected you give permission for VIFF to use press materials, such as clips, trailers, stills, and cast information from the film for promotional purposes.
-Submitters will agree to hold harmless Voiceless International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
-Admission fees are non-refundable
-Voiceless International Film Fest is currently accepting digital links / online screeners only.
-Feature length films must be over 40 min & must be under 1 hr and 30 min

Overall Rating
  • Grateful to be part of it!
    Brian Applegarth

    January 2019
  • Best collection of films focusing on social justice and human rights. Elated to win the BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD for my documentary LIVING ON THE EDGE - DEGLAMOURIZING BOLLYWOOD. I wish more global citizens and locals from San Francisco will come forward to support the endeavor. Looking forward to OFFICIAL WINNER LAURAL

    October 2017
  • Paul Zehrer

    Great Bay Area film festival. Thank you for celebrating people with developmental disabilities living meaningful live.

    November 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your message. We appreciate your talent and message!

  • Travis Lupher

    Thank you for including me in your incredible festival :)

    November 2016
    Response from festival:

    You are appreciated thank you for everything

  • Constance Ejuma

    A really wonderful festival. Great communication and pretty social media savvy. Our film won the best feature award which we're incredibly proud of. Wishing the organizers of this festival much success in the future.

    September 2016
    Response from festival:

    Congrats and thank you for sharing with the world