CORE International Film Festival is a home for ALL video content. Whether you make short films, music videos, comedy sketches, travel vlogs, documentaries or experimental narratives, and even screenplays: we love them all! We love a variety of different content. The more different, the more interesting! We're here to bring your amazing content to the next level.

The CORE Finalists get to premiere on the red carpet in Boston, Massachusetts, for our annual International Film Festival. With that, all of our finalists get their place in the official CORE Catalog, are invited to be a part of the private CORE Filmmaking Network, and of course, all of our finalists are automatically in the running for our AWARDS AND PRIZES!

With all that, we've also partnered up with SMG Media, which will allow all of our finalist short films to be eligible for a distribution deal. In short, this partnership is designed to help filmmakers earn revenue through short film distribution with Shami Media Group, if they're interested.

Our main goal is to shed light onto creations that deserve it, and to form connections between cool creators in the film world. We want independent filmmakers to get some of the recognition that they deserve, and become a part of our greater film network.

Whether a finalist or not, all officially selected filmmakers will be invited to join us at the CORE International Film Festival for our formal networking mixer followed by the official premiere and awards ceremony.

The CORE International Film Festival selections will be judged and decided on by award-winning independent filmmakers working in the industry. With that, the screening will have industry guest speakers in attendance to present awards to our filmmakers.
So whether you're a finalist or not, the festival will be a blast all around!

*We're also official partners of The Film Festival Network! If you're interested in taking your film career to the next level online, go visit FilmFestNetwork.com - Their interview packages and review publications are built to help independent filmmakers grow. It's an amazing platform, and it's a great community to be a part of if you're interested in growing your film career! -> FilmFestNetwork.com

-BEST SHORT FILM-
A trophy and gift certificate for the creator that most exemplifies the artistry that CORE is all about.

-BEST DIRECTING-
A trophy and gift certificate for the most outstanding directing in a short film.

-BEST MUSIC VIDEO-
A trophy and gift certificate for the most outstanding music video.

-BEST STUDENT FILM-
A trophy and gift certificate for the most outstanding student film.

-BEST ALTERNATE CONTENT AWARD-
An award for the best content that just doesn't fit the conventional category mold.

-BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN AWARD-
An award for the most outstanding production design in a short film.

-BEST SCREENPLAY-
An award for the overall best screenplay of any genre or style.

-BEST STUDENT SCREENPLAY-
An award for the best screenplay written by a student writer.

-Honorable Mention Awards-
A certificate awarded to a few incredible, talented creators that were contenders for other categories of award. For achievements in excellent filmmaking overall.

-All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure Online Screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-Only works with a maximum running time of 30 minutes or less are eligible.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2018.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, Online Screener and paid Entry Fee.

-If submitted as a student entry, some form of proof of being a student must be provided (either a student ID or recent transcript.)

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  • Gabe Veenendaal

    Great venue to screen projects!

    March 2019
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great festival, great communications, thank you so much for having us!

    March 2019
  • Great communication with the folks at CORE. Sorry I couldn't be on hand, but thank you for selecting our film!

    March 2019