Feel The Reel is a monthly international film festival founded in Glasgow, United Kingdom, being officially recognized by IMDb. FTR is not only an online film festival, but also a festival with live screenings, our friends from Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest making this possible. Therefore, screenings will take place once a month and our winner will have the chance to be screened in the very heart of the dynamic and evergrowing Bucharest, in Romania.

Awards & Prizes


BEST OF THE FEST – PRIZE MONEY + FREE Trophy + Promotional Review + Screening

Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Web Short
Audience Award - FREE TROPHY

Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Screenplay (written) - FREE Trophy
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score

Rules & Terms

There will be a total of 12 screenings in a competition year. Feel The Reel's 'BEST OF THE FEST' monthly winner will be screened at the above mentioned location. All submissions are made via FilmFreeway.

Only short films with a duration of up to 40 minutes 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).

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 entering your film for consideration for FTRIFF, 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 FTRIFF. FTRIFF 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 FTRIFF 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. FTRIFF DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work nor will it provide feedbacks or reviews in the event of your film not having been accepted.

By submitting, you agree to all of these rules, terms and conditions. You acknowledge that no submission fee refundss are given once this application has been submitted. You also acknowledge that you will not receive any compensation for the use of your film by FTRIFF in accordance with the rules, terms and conditions.

You understand and acknowledge that, if you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must agree to the terms of this Filmmaker Release on your behalf. As a Parent or Guardian of a minor filmmaker, if applicable, you understand and acknowledge that you are agreeing to the terms of this Filmmaker/Guardian/Representative Release on behalf of your child or a child for whom you are a legally designated Guardian.

36 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Elliot Spencer

    Great Film Festival, excellent communication! Many Thanks!

    April 2017
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    Mayur Puri

    When I made my first short film (Firdaws) earlier this year, I didn't expect anyone to understand it outside the Indian subcontinent. Unlike most short films, the strength of Firdaws is its dialogue and most of it was in chaste Urdu, a language difficult to translate in subtitles. I submitted to FTRIFF along with a couple of festivals but expected very less.

    And then FTRIFF did a review for us, which was absolutely accurate and encouraging! The review said that they watched the film twice and it was apparent because they picked up nuances that anyone watching it once would not have probably picked up. To give a short film, such love and attention is highly encouraging for a film time filmmaker like me.
    I was so happy that the people behind FTRIFF, the jury, and the reviewers, sitting thousands of miles away from me, 'got' my film. These are people who I have never met and who know me only through the 14 minutes of my film.

    Eventually, Firdaws won the 3rd best film and the Audience choice award for March 2017. My team was extremely ecstatic with this twin win and I got encouraged to show my film to more and more people, thereby opening up many more doors for me and my team.

    I'll always be grateful that I stumbled upon FTRIFF and participated. I'm looking forward to this festival growing each month and hope someday I can travel to Glasgow and thank the people behind it in person, for organizing it.

    April 2017
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    Daniel Tanielian

    A very worthy experience for filmmakers like myself and an exciting atmosphere.
    Wishing all the best.

    April 2017
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    Oğuzhan İhtiyar

    I believe it will be a great experience. My documentary film is in the final, I am very happy and excited.

    April 2017
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    Coreetta Buchan

    Not happy
    The website has had a ton of issues when I've been on it and on some occasions, the connection times out
    Money I paid for a film review wasn't followed up on and another issue I am waiting for a response on

    March 2017
    Response from festival:

    Hello there,

    Can you please explain what these 'ton of issues' are? It would be really helpful, just email us at contact@feelthereeliff.com ; also, we usually reply within 24 hours. You sent your message 8 hours ago and besides that, we couldn't really understand what you wrote in that message as it was quite confusing.