THIS FESTIVAL WILL HAVE A LIVE EVENT, WITH THEATRE SCREENINGS, WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING, AND AWARD SHOWS, that will take place from August 8-14, 2022, at the Galaxy Theatre in LAS VEGAS.

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"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…

Our purpose is to find, showcase, promote, honor and recognize such kinds 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.

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.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

All selected Films and Scripts will have a welcome and thank you post on the Festival Social Media, will be listed on the Festival's Website and will receive the Official Selection Laurel.

All selected projects might receive discount codes for some Partner Festivals, which will be sent to you by email.

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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

Micro Short Script
Short Short Script
Short Script

Categories and Genres will reflect the amount and variety of submitted Projects and some Categories might have multiple Winners.

All Nominees will receive the Nominee Laurel and are eligible to receive one or more Awards or Honorable Mentions.

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AWARD WINNERS

The Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremonies at the Galaxy Theater in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA).

Particular hand-made Awards will be given to Winners that will attend the event.

All Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions will receive digital and printable Certificates, personalized Winner Laurels and two 50% discount codes for the next Festival Edition (on request).

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 that 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, 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 Micro Short Scripts (up to 5 pages) Short Short Scripts (5 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 AND "DARK IDEOLOGIES" ARE UNWELCOME! PROJECTS THAT DON'T FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!
X WORLD IS ALIGNED WITH THE LIGHT AND 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 in a Theatre.
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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Hospitality
Networking
  • cristina benedetti

    Thank you X world Short film Festival for including my project COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS. It was great communication and help!! Unfortunately I couldn't make it to the festival itself but I am looking forward to one day be there!!

    September 2021
  • Bene Malen

    awesome _great communication. Great TH❎ e 30 stelle per te Alex !!!

    August 2021
  • Another wonderful festival run by a wonderful person. Alex and her crew picked a great group of films and it was an honor to screen among them. The festival was live despite the pandemic and was run responsibly with covid protocols. Thank you to you al for keeping the arts alive in challenging times and having films be seen they way they were intended.

    August 2021
  • An amazing festival despite running during the COVID times!
    I wish I could have gone to the live events in Las Vegas, maybe next time! Alessandra runs a great Festival and is top notch in communication and hospitality!

    August 2021
  • Xiaoyun(Lureen) Wu

    Alex is always the sweetest! It was a pleasure taking part in X World Short Film Festival! Looking forward to the next season!

    August 2021