Directors Cut Int'l Film Festival is an IMDB Recognized Event based in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Submissions are open for both Canadian and International Films.
DCFF aims to recognize, acknowledge, and reward exceptional emerging & established auteurs and their films. There is only one requirement : the Director ALSO functioned as at least ONE, if not many, of the following positions: Producer, Writer, DP, Editor, Actor, Composer...

Yes, we are all about appreciation for the Versatile, Multi-Talented Director. We value your cinematic endeavour and the intrinsic multidisciplinary aptitude and work ethic required to see a movie project through from inception to completion, and finally to exhibition. Congratulations! And now, let's get you and your masterwork the recognition it deserves...

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES (any and all genres)
-Feature films: 45-120 minutes.
-Short films: less then 30 minutes
-Web series: at least 2 episodes, each up to 10 minutes
-Music videos: up to 10 minutes
-Short Scripts: up to 30 pages (pdf)
-Feature Scripts: up to 120 pages (pdf)

Directors Cut Int'l Film Fest is slated for November 1st, 2020 at the Landmark Cinemas 10 in New Westminster B.C. Canada.
Filmmakers and the public alike will be treated to an eventful celebration inclusive of:
-Film Screenings,
-Q&A Sessions with filmmakers and actors.
-Reception and Awards Presentation.
-and more screenings...

Evaluations of submitted movies will be carefully adjudicated by a diverse jury made up of award-winning filmmakers as well as cinema critics, reviewers and distributors. Entries are not competing against each other but are rather evaluated with a qualitative standard of merit pertaining to a genre.
"Semi-Finalists" and "Finalists" will be announced in September 2020
"Winners" will be announced in October 2020.
*Please note: only projects determined to be "Winners" will be screened on the event date(s).

Entries Will be eligible for the following:
~IMDB designation for Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and Winners
~Digital Laurel Certificate for Semi-Finalists, and Finalists.
~Custom Digital Laurel Certificates for Winners.
~(Jade Statuettes are being designed and we hope to have it available for this year).

AWARD CATEGORIES INCLUDES:
Best feature
Best Short
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay (Feature)
Best Screenplay (Short)
...

1. Online submissions only.

2. All submitted projects must have completion date of 2018 and later. Projects completed before 2018 is not eligible for entry.

3. By submitting you agree that you have read and understood the aforementioned Festival Description, Award Categories and Rules herein.

4. You agree and confirm that you are fully authorized to make a submission to the Directors Cut Int’l Film Festival.

5. Once a project is submitted, fees are not refundable.

6. Directors Cut Int’l Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission without refund of submission fees.

7. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

8. 'Submission' , 'Semi-Finalist', and/or 'Finalist' designation of a film does not mean it will be screened during the festival event date.
*Only "Winners", determined by our jury will be screened.

9. No premier status is required.

10. Multiple entries are allowed but separate entries are to be submitted for each film.

11. We treat all submissions with confidentiality. We will not screen, download your film or make it available online without your explicit permission.

12. Our venue, Landmark Cinemas, requires DCP version for screenings. DCP's must be available 20 days before the event date.
*(If required, DCP transfers is offered as a service for a small fee).
*To create DCP's in house, .mov/mp4 files must be in 24fps.
Digital Download of projects are required as back up.

13. It is the responsibility of the submitter/ producer/filmmaker to secure authorization for any copyrighted material that are used in the film.

14. Directors Cut Int’l Film Festival and it’s affiliates; Directors Cut Film Society and/or Mya Studios Inc. is held harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (virtual and/or tangible) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, critique, or screening of any submitted film(s).

15. Directors Cut Film Festival reserves the right to add/change/cancel Categories, Awards, Event date(s) and/or Venue(s), due to circumstances beyond our control.

16. Any costs related to travel/accommodation, mail and/or digital downloads incurred by filmmakers or representatives of participating films are not the responsibility of Directors Cut Int’l Film Festival or it’s officials.

17. All decisions by official(s) at Directors Cut Film Festival is final.

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  • Ishwar and his team have a great thing going. Was honoured to be a part of this amazing festival and look forward to coming back next season.

    December 2019
  • Igor Rados

    Great festival, excellent communication, happy to be part of it.

    November 2019
  • Had a great experience with this festival - was lucky enough to have two films accepted, and felt proud to be in such good company with a great lineup of films.

    November 2019
  • Natalie Spence

    Absolutely thrilled that my movie, SUNRAY, made semi-finalist. On behalf of cast and crew, thank you!

    November 2019
  • Jenna Bailey

    Although we were not able to attend the festival we were thrilled to be a part of it. Ishwar was a wonderful host and very helpful to us with providing us information and including us in the event as much as possible without us being able to attend. It raises money for a great cause and seems to be an event truly driven by a love of film. Highly recommend and wish this festival great success as it continues to grow.

    November 2019