2016 Film Competition Call for Submissions. The Reel East Film Festival is looking for more exciting and unique visions to present to a fresh regional audience. Our third annual event takes place from Friday October 7 to Sunday October 9th 2016 at the historic Ritz Theater in Oaklyn, NJ.

We are seeking narrative, documentary, experimental or animated short and feature film submissions for inclusion in one of our "in competition" screening categories. International submissions are also welcome.

Once again we will be featuring a Regional category for best film made locally.

Short Films must be less than 40 minutes to qualify
Feature Films must be more than 60 minutes to qualify

Student films from colleges and Universities worldwide are also invited to submit. The Feature Film, short film and student short film programs will be in competition for several awards including an Audience Award to be presented on the day of the festival.

Awards & Prizes

Reel East will be awarding films in several categories.

Rules & Terms

REEL EAST REQUIRES ALL FILMS BE SUBMITTED BY URL LINK ON AN EXTERNAL SITE (i.e. Vimeo, YouTube HD) or here on FilmFreeway. We will not be accepting DVDs or prints for screening purposes. Be aware that you must submit the link and any necessary passwords to view the link AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. The final selection of films will be in competition and awards will be handed out following the program.