A celebration of film and music, Film Score and features:

- Narrative Features and Shorts
- Feature and Short Documentaries
- Music Videos
- Animated Shorts
- Panels, Workshops, and Q&As

In 2016 we screened over 50 films from 10 countries which were selected from nearly 400 submissions from 40 countries. FILM SCORE celebrates the musical heart and soul of film, and the composers and artists that make films sing. In 2017, official selections will be screened in Knoxville and Toronto.

All films submitted to the festival in all categories must have a standout soundtrack, score, sounds design, or musical narrative to be considered. The Feature Film with the Best Score or Soundtrack will headline the festival. Also, awards will be given for Best Composer, and Best Soundtrack. Films accepted into the festival will be given a waiver to submit their trailer for free.

- Our film jury consists of festival programmers and directors, award winning filmmakers, music composers, and animators.

Awards & Prizes

- Best Film
- Best Narrative Short Film
- Best Documentary Feature
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Animated Film
- Best Fan Film
- Best Music Video
- Best Director
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Screenplay
- Best Music Composer
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Student Film
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Trailer
- Audience Award

Rules & Terms

Film Score is now accepting film submissions in the following categories: Feature Films, Short Films, Music Videos, Feature length and Short Documentaries, Student Films, Trailers, Fan Films, and Short Animated Films. All films should have a standout soundtrack, score, sounds design, or musical narrative to be considered.

Unfortunately, DVDs are not acceptable for consideration. Our Selection Committee is spread out across the US and Canada so digital submissions are required.

Deadline: Submissions in all categories must be received no later than January 9, 2017. Late entry deadline is extended to May 8, 2017 with an increase in entry fees. Film Score reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.

Notification: Films selected for screening at the festival will be notified no later than July 3, 2017.

Payment: All entries must be pre-paid by credit card for the full submission fee [please see submission fee schedule in listing]. Multiple submissions require separate payments.

1 Review

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    Ethan Warren

    They treated our premiere like a world-class gala. Everyone involved in the festival is warm and hilarious, communication was incredible, they set us up with housing and transportation. Couldn't have had a better experience.

    May 2016