TMFF was named by ShortFilm Connection "probably the most famous film festival currently on the web". With almost 2000 SELECTED FILMS until now and hundreds of thousands of website visits each month, we hope that through TMFF you can stand out with your film and get the public reach you need, especially that as of August 2016 TMFF is an official IMDb event!

Each month, judges, who all work in the film industry will decide who the TMFF winners are.

AND KEEP THIS IN MIND: We won't put the full version of your film on our website if you don't want to. A TRAILER WILL DO.

Think you're good enough? Make us think the same.

Awards & Prizes

Decided by our JURY:

FEATURE FILM (runs once every two months)
Best Feature Film – PRIZE MONEY + FREE TMFF Trophy

SHORT FILM:
Film of the Month (Best Short Film) – PRIZE MONEY + FREE TMFF Trophy + Promotional Review
2nd Film of the Month (Second Place) – Promotional Review
3rd Film of the Month (Third Place)
Student Film of the Month (Best Student Film) - FREE Online Filmmaking Masterclass + FREE TMFF Trophy

SCREENPLAY (runs once every two months):
Screenplay Award (Best Written Screenplay) – FINAL DRAFTⓇ 10 LICENSE worth $250 + PRIZE MONEY + FREE TMFF Trophy
Runner Up
Second Runner Up

TRAILER:
Trailer of the Month (Best Trailer) – FREE TMFF Trophy

CATEGORY AWARDS
Animation of the Month (Best Animation)
Experimental of the Month (Best Experimental)
Documentary of the Month (Best Documentary)
Music Video of the Month (Best Music Video)
Web Short of the Month (Best Web Short)
The Audience Award (Most votes)

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Director of the Month (Best Director)
Screenwriter of the Month (Best Screenplay)
Original Score of the Month (Best Soundtrack)
Actor of the Month (Best Actor)
Actress of the Month (Best Actress)
Editor of the Month (Best Editing)
Cinematographer of the Month (Best Cinematography)

SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR (Best of the Fest) – FREE TMFF Trophy
All ‘Film of the Month’ winners will be entered into a special list and the winning film will receive a ‘Film of the Year’ distinction at the end of the year.

All winning films will be given a printable AWARD CERTIFICATE, while to the ‘Film of the Month’ award, PRIZE MONEY + a FREE TMFF TROPHY will be awarded. A free trophy will also be awarded to the Trailer of the Month, Student Film of the Month, Screenplay and Film of the Year winners.

There will be 6 Nominations for the ‘Film of the Month’ Award, and three for each ‘Category’/’Individual’ award.

Rules & Terms

Authors cannot submit more than two entries per month and can only submit the same entry every month if their film didn’t win any awards. Only one filmmaker can win prize money each month and cannot submit the same winning film for the next 12 months.

Films
Selected films are not published online without submitters' permission (except publicly released films). Note that short films as well as feature films of any genre and format up to 35 minutes (short films) and 140 minutes (feature films) are accepted.

All films must have been made in or after 2014 and have English subtitles (except for music videos and unless English is the main language spoken). Any genre and format is accepted (from 1 minute films to long, narrative/artistic films).

Entries that are submitted in and after the 25th day of each month will automatically be considered for the following month's edition (excepting the films submitted in categories that have below 5 films at the moment of entrance. 5 films per category must be submitted in order for that specific category to receive awards.)

All winning films will be given a printable Award Certificate, while to the ‘Film of the Month’ and 'Screenplay' award, prize money will be awarded.

There will be 6 Nominations for the ‘Film of the Month’ Award, and three for each ‘Category’/’Individual’ award.

All films of any genre and format are eligible to win/be nominated to one or more of these awards.

The audience award prize will be given to the film that gets the most votes and has an average of at least 4 stars out of 5.

A film with more than one category (e.g. Animation and Experimental) can only be nominated for one ‘Animation’ or ‘Experimental’ award. Also, if one new category reaches 5 or more selections (e.g. Documentary), we will add a new award for that specific category (e.g. ‘Documentary of the Month’).

Even though, as usual, each film has its own page, the submitter can decide whether they want their full film uploaded/embedded on our website. If not, a trailer must be provided. Keep in mind that the judging will be the same.

Winners of the ‘Film of the Month’ award have 30 days from the day of announcement to claim their prize money. After this period, prizes will be revoked.

Screenplays
The screenplay competition runs every two months and is exclusive to FilmFreeway. Filmmakers can enter their screenplay (of any genre, up to 120 pages) to the competition by also requesting a promotional review at the price of $39.99. They will not be published anywhere. Screenplay reviews will be received in 7-12 days. The entry fee for those who do not want a review is $24.99. There will be quarter finalists, semifinalists and finalists out of which a winner, a runner-up and a second runner-up will be designated. Only two screenplays per filmmaker per edition are allowed. Up to the finals, the same writer can be nominated with two scripts while the winners (second runner-up, runner-up & screenplay award winner) will be three different writers each time. Only one screenplay will and can win the ‘Screenplay Award’. Prize money can be given depending on the number of submissions and the winner will receive a FINAL DRAFTⓇ 10 LICENSE worth $250 (digital download) and a free TMFF trophy from us through post. Digital award certificates will be given to semifinalists, finalists and winners.

Services
By submitting your request on our website you agree to let us use your submitted data to create what you have asked for. All PROMOTIONAL reviews will be published on our website and social platforms. You can also request the removal of your PROMOTIONAL review by the end of the monthly competition. As for CRITIQUE REVIEWS, they will not be published anywhere unless the filmmakers agree.

Rights
By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (full film or trailer) can be uploaded/embed on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows TMFF to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form. Also, the entry fee is not refundable for films that did not get selected.

How does it work?

After the submission is complete and the film is accepted, we will upload/embed your film/trailer on our website for everyone to see. Winning films will be highlighted.

Notification
One day before the end of the month, TMFF will announce the nominations for every award. The next day (which is the last day of the month) winners will be chosen and the ‘Film of the Month’ project will have won prize money!

Winners, nominees and unsuccessful films can be deleted from the website after the monthly competition ends as long as the submitter decides to do so.

Disclaimer
By entering your film for consideration for TMFF, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work online at TMFF. TMFF is also hereby granted the right to utilize the e-mails through which the entries were submitted as well as excerpts from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless TMFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. TMFF DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway, you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.

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    Andrew Costello

    I just love TMFF. Amongst the growing number of film festivals and contests out there, they manage to stand out as the one that people who are serious about film making go to. Their screenplay contest has helped my improve my work enormously, and it is always fun to enter. Just fantastic.

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    Response from festival:

    You're awesome, thank you!

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    Yannis Papanastasopoulos

    Monthly Film Festival is one of the best online film festivals out there. Good quality, perfect communication and nice experience. Thanks!

    March 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Yannis!

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    Mattijs Peters

    Great to see that the documentary 'They left' is selected. Proud to be part of this festival. Communication is swift, you guys are doing a great job!

    March 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Mattijs! Good luck in the competition!

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    Quaglia Max

    Thanks a lot for everything! It was our first festival and we are proud to represent Italy in your festival!

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    Response from festival:

    Thanks!

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    Sara Alessandrini

    Great festival! Nothing than good things to say about this festival!

    March 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Sara!