"X World Short Film Festival" is an IMDb-qualifying Festival for Independent Filmmakers and Writers, that dare to eXpress their fantasy, creativity and peculiar ideas through Short Films and Scripts.

If your creation produces one or more of the following reactions (in alphabetical order):
"Ahahahahah!!"
"Awww!!"
"Cool!!"
"Incredible!!"
"This is crazy!!"
"Wait! What??!!"
“Yes!!”
...and if you think that it will make the audience feel amazed-excited-thrilled-amused-moved, then this Festival is for you!

“X World” is about fascinating stories, inspiring messages, fun intrigues, new themes, unusual points of view, mysteries! As long as in tune with “good vibes” frequencies…

Our purpose is to find, showcase, promote, honor and recognize such kind of interesting works, made with Love and passion for the art of eXpression, no matter the budget or technical resources.

The Festival has been created by an Independent Filmmaker that knows, understands, Loves the world of Independent Filmmaking and knows how it feels like to have one's own work showcased and appreciated!

Every submitted Project is watched or read by the Judges with maximum attention and dedication, more than once, to fully evaluate every aspect of the Film or Script and the Artists involved.

The Festival, in its third year, is part of the great and famous MEGAFEST, 17 years historical point of reference for Directors, Actors, Producers, Distributors. A big Event that includes multiple Festivals, with multi-theatres screenings in a beautiful place, inspiring seminars, exciting parties and interesting opportunities to start new cooperation and friendships.
The Live Festival will take place from July 26 to August 1, 2021, at the Galaxy Theatre in Las Vegas.

You can find more information on the Website:
www.welcometoxworld.com

PLEASE, BEFORE SUBMITTING, READ CAREFULLY "RULES & TERMS" AND "AWARD & PRIZES" SECTIONS!

ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE AND READ E-MAILS, MESSAGES AND NOTES FROM FilmFreeway, THROUGH WHICH YOU’RE RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS, IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND UPDATES FROM THE FESTIVAL.

Last thing: if you receive a direct Invitation to submit your Project to "X World Short Film Festival" through Film Freeway, it means that we have read the description, watched the trailer and found that your Project fits the Festival, so it will be surely accepted into it (we know that this doesn't always happen with direct Invitations to submit...).

SUBMISSIONS

All submitted Films and Scripts will have a welcome and thank you post on the Festival Social Media.
The Official Selections will be notified within the end of each deadline.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

All selected Films and Scripts will receive the Official Selection Laurel, will have a permanent space in the Festival's Website (with the basic info found on the FilmFreeway Project Page, but you can write for any adding or change) and will be promoted on the Festival Social Media.

All selected Films will be screened at the AOF MEGAFEST Live Event in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA), from July 26 to August 1, 2021, at the Galaxy Theatre in Las Vegas.
You will receive all the information about the file and the material to send as soon as possible and no later than July 10, 2021.

For those who plan to attend, is required to send an email to xworldfilmfestival@gmail.com as soon as possible and no later than July 10, 2021.

Filmmakers and Writers attending will receive one All-Access Pass to the MEGAFEST 2020/2021 ($900 value), which includes all Festivals screenings, seminars and Parties (excluding Award Shows, Private or Charity events/screenings).

All selected projects might receive discount codes for the other MEGAFEST Festivals and some Partner Festivals, that will be sent you by email.

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FINALISTS (NOMINEES)

The Selected Projects will be placed in the appropriate genre category (Animation, Comedy, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, etc.) and are eligible to be nominated for:

Best

One-Min Short/Micro Short/Short Short/Short/Mid Short/Trailer
One-Min Short/Micro Short/Short Short/Short/Mid Short/Trailer Director
One-Min Short/Micro Short/Short Short/Short/Mid Short/Trailer Cinematography
One-Min Short/Micro Short/Short Short/Short/Mid Short/Trailer Editing
One-Min Short/Micro Short/Short Short/Short/Mid Short/Trailer Actress
One-Min Short/Micro Short/Short Short/Short/Mid Short/Trailer Actor
One-Min Short/Micro Short/Short Short/Short/Mid Short/Trailer Poster

Short Series/Mid Short Series
Short Series/Mid Short Director
Short Series/Mid Short Cinematography
Short Series/Mid Short Editing
Short Series/Mid Short Actress
Short Series/Mid Short Actor
Short Series/Mid Short Poster

Short Documentary/Mid Short Documentary
Short Documentary/Mid Short Documentary Director
Short Documentary/Mid Short Documentary Cinematography
Short Documentary/Mid Short Documentary Editing
Short Documentary/Mid Short Documentary Poster

Original Soundtrack

Music Video
Original Song
Music Video Director
Music Video Cinematography
Music Video Editing
Music Video Performer/s
Music Video Poster

Dance Video
Choreography
Dance Video Director
Dance Video Cinematography
Dance Video Editing
Dance Video Performer/s
Dance Video Poster

Short Short Script
Short Script

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AWARD WINNERS

The Winners will be announced at the AOF MEGAFEST Award Ceremonies on July 2021 at the Galaxy Theater in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA). Particular hand-made Awards will be given to Winners that will attend the event.

All the Winners will receive printable Winning Certificates and personalized Winner Laurels.

Some special prizes might be added in the coming times…

GREAT NEWS FOR THE SCREENWRITERS BY INKTIP!
3 Special Winners for each season will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. (https://www.inktip.com/sa_executive_index.php)

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
Producers have made more than 393 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.

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IMDb

"X World Short Film Festival" is an IMDb-qualifying Festival, so you can list your Nominations and Winnings on the Event Page: https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0013470

We accept all genres One-Minute Shorts (up to 1 min), Micro Shorts (up to 5 min), Short Shorts (5-15 min), Shorts (15-30 min), Mid Shorts (30-45 min), Short Series Pilots or Episodes (up to 20 min), Mid Short Series Pilots or Episodes (up to 45 min), Short Documentaries (up to 20 min), ), Mid Short Documentaries (up to 45 min), Trailers (up to 5 min), Music Videos (up to 5 min), Dance Videos (up to 5 min), Posters and submissions for Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Song, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Actress/Actor Performance, Best Music Performance (solo or ensemble), Best Choreography and Best Dance Performance (solo or ensemble).

We accept also Short Short Scripts (up to 25 pages) and Short Scripts (25 to 50 pages), in English.

Note about the Film categories:
Each Film will compete only in the entered categories, however, there might be special recognitions for outstanding aspects of the Project.
When submitting to Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Actress/Actor Performance, Music or Dance Performance (solo or ensemble), please specify the Artists names in the Cover Letter.

THE PROJECTS MUST BE ORIGINAL AND THE SUBMITTER HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO OWN THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE WORK OR TO HAVE THE PERMISSION TO USE IT.

Works must have been realized after 2011.
Films that are not in English need English subtitles.
Scripts must be in English, but it's possible to send separately also Italian, Spanish or French original versions, for the Judges.

Please make sure that your Project page on FilmFreeway is complete with Poster, Trailer, description and all the information needed.

ATTENTION! WE LOVE ALTERNATIVE AND UNCONVENTIONAL THEMES AND IDEAS, BUT GROSSNESS, HARD SEX AND EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE ARE NOT WELCOME! ALSO, THIS IS NOT A SPACE FOR POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS FIGHTS. PROJECTS THAT DON'T FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!
X WORLD IS ALIGNED WITH GOOD VIBES.

Please don't ask to submit for free. The submission fees are the means to help to support all the necessary expenses, that are significant especially in a Festival with Live Screenings Events.
Occasionally you can find discount codes on the Festival Social Media!
Also, being an Independent Festival, self-sustained, the "X World Short Film Festival" Organization can't pay travels and accommodations for Filmmakers coming from all over the World.
However, you will find advice on where to go on the Website page (updated often):
www.welcometoxworld.com/XWWhereToGo.html

Overall Rating
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  • Great!!!! Amazing festival. A real X World.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Iván!! Muchas gracias! 😊

  • This festival is truly a gem. I was one of the award winner and this change my life. I have no words to express the emotions that I lived. The general director of the festival is a woman of great professionalism; also a great human being, I feel truly honored to have been part of such a beautiful and well-organized event. X World Festival 100 percent highly recommended in all aspects: communication, quality, value, networking. Impeccable and highly professional.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Sarahí! 🙏💓 Congratulations again for your beautiful and inspiring creation! I'm happy and grateful that we could meet through the Festival and I look forward to meeting you in person next Summer! 😊 ✨

  • Very excited to have been selected as a finalist for this festival! Great communication from the festival team!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you! We really appreciated your work and your message! ✨

  • Maria Brenda

    I am so excited to be a part of this festival. They are amazing especially communicating with you regarding this year's event. Thank you for the Best Trailer award. My team and I were grateful and honored for the recognition. I will definitely be attending your festival next year. Much love and stay safe.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, Maria! Your Trailer makes us want to watch the whole movie... See you all next year! Much love to you! 🙂

  • Brilliant communication and updates on the status of my film. Great film festival with positive and highly creative ethos. I can't wait to attend the ceremony in Vegas next summer!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!! Congratulations again and looking forward to meeting you in person next year!! 🙂