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
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