THIS FESTIVAL WILL HAVE A LIVE EVENT WITH SCREENINGS, MEETINGS AND AWARDS CELEBRATION, WITH REAL HUMAN CONNECTIONS AND HUGS!
(However, due to the uncertainty of these times, there might be variations of dates or venue),
"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, Scripts, Music and Dance.
If your creation produces one or more of the following reactions (in alphabetical order):
"This is crazy!!"
...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… (please read the rules).
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 is watched , listened, read by the Judges with maximum attention and dedication, more than once, to fully evaluate every aspect of it.
You can find more information on the Website:
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 AND FROM email@example.com, THROUGH WHICH THE FESTIVAL WILL SEND YOU NOTIFICATIONS, SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION AND UPDATES.
All selected Projects will have a Welcome Post on the Festival Social Media, will be listed on the Festival's Website and will receive the Official Selection Laurels.
They will also receive discount codes offered by some Partner Festivals.
The selected Projects will receive the Semi-Finalist Laurels and are eligible to become Finalists.
FINALISTS - NOMINEES
The Finalists Projects will receive the Finalist Laurels and are eligible to receive one or more Awards or Honorable Mentions.
Around two weeks before the Live Event, they will receive a Nomination (or more) in the appropriate genre and category. (Genres and categories will reflect the amount and variety of the submitted Projects).
THE FINALISTS - NOMINEES FILMS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE LIVE EVENT.
The Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony.
Particular hand-made Awards will be given to Winners attending the event.*
All Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions will receive the Winner Laurels, digital and printable Certificates and two 50% discount codes for the next Festival Edition (on request).
"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
OUR PARTNERS IPITCH TV, INKTIP AND SCREENREADER WILL OFFER INTERESTING PRIZES! (details coming soon)
* If you are a Winner (at any Festival Editions) that couldn't attend the Live Event and Awards Celebration and you like to have one of our peculiar hand-made Trophies, you can have it, paying a small amount and the shipping fees (for more info write to firstname.lastname@example.org).
ATTENTION! WE LOVE ALTERNATIVE AND UNCONVENTIONAL THEMES AND IDEAS, BUT GROSSNESS, HARD SEX, VIOLENCE, CRUELTY AND "DARK IDEOLOGIES" ARE UNWELCOME! ALSO, NO POLITICS AND PROPAGANDA.
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 only means to help to support all the necessary expenses, that are significant, especially in a Festival with a real Live Event in a real place!
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 with agreed prices on the Website page:
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. THE FESTIVAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE.
Entering your Project, you give the Festival permission to use poster, trailer, little clips and photos to promote You and the Festival on the Website and Social Media.
Works must have been realized after 2012.
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.
AGAIN: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE AND READ E-MAILS, MESSAGES AND NOTES FROM FILMFREEWAY AND FROM email@example.com, THROUGH WHICH THE FESTIVAL WILL SEND YOU NOTIFICATIONS, SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION AND UPDATES
If your Film will be screened at the Live Event you will receive all the information and there will be deadlines to send the file for the screening and to communicate your presence at the Event.
One-Minute Short - All genres films and animation - up to 1 minute long.
Micro Short - All genres films and animation - up to 5 minutes long.
Short Short - All genres films and animation - 5 to 15 minutes long.
Short - All genres films and animation - 15 to 30 minutes long.
Mid-Short - All genres films and animation - 30 to 45 minutes long.
Short Series - All genres Series pilot or single episode - up to 20 minutes long.
Mid-Short Series - All genres Series pilot or single episode - 20 to 45 minutes long.
Short Documentary - All genres - up to 20 minutes long.
Mid-Short Documentary - All genres - 20 to 45 minutes long.
Trailer - All genres - up to 5 minutes long.
Original Soundtrack - Up to 20 minutes long.
Original Song - Up to 5 minutes long.
Music Video - Video with original music or song - up to 5 minutes long.
Dance Video - Dance Video, with original music and choreography - up to 5 minutes long.
Choreography - Original choreography with original music - up to 5 minutes long.
Actress/Actor, Musician, Dancer Performance (solo or ensemble).
Micro Short Script - Up to 5 pages long.
Short Short Script - 5 to 25 pages long.
Short Script - 25 to 50 pages long.
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.