Inspired by the many challenges humanity is facing, this short film festival was started to empower those activated by the calls for change. The Freedom Film Fest seeks to amplify the work of short filmmakers creating media that point imaginations towards our better world. We intend to showcase films that help us consider our roles on the journey from "me culture" to the "WE culture" our future requires.

Best [We]Freedom Film Fest Award Summer 2021 $300 Cash Prize, and Digital Award Certificate
2nd Place [We] Freedom Film Film Award Summer 2020 $150 Cash Prize and Digital Award Certificate
3rd Place [We] Freedom Film Film Award Summer 2020 $50 Cash Prize and Digital Award Certificate

There is no entry fee.
[We] Freedom Film Fest is open to all genres, including documentary, drama, comedy, musicals, performances, and experimental films, as well as films that demonstrate a high regard for the moving image as an experimental art form. However, the event theme makes it less suitable for horror films.
Work previously submitted may not be re-entered into this film festival.
Films must run no longer than 39 minutes.
Entries not in English must have English subtitles.
Works in progress may be submitted, but are juried in the same pool as all other submissions.
Work must be contemporary (completed within the last three years).
All submissions must include a link for films to be viewed online.
All submissions must have all clearances and permissions.

We are still working on partnerships for this event so stay tuned for updates.

Overall Rating
  • Totally loved presenting my short, Dialog! A meaningful fest that had great interactions and greater stories to talk about. The vibe of this festival is hard to find elsewhere. Big hug!

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Souvik! Both your short film submission and panelist participation in our first festival cycle are deeply appreciated. It's because of filmmakers like you that we created this festival. We look forward to seeing you and your work again in the future. Keep up the good work!!