Welcome to FilmNest International Film Festival.

FilmNest International Film Festival is a monthly online event that creates further opportunities for independent creators to be noticed awarded, screened and recognized in the film industry.

We consider each submission exclusively via FilmFreeway.

FNIFF believe that every indie filmmaker needs a platform to showcase their talent to the world. Here we come to support your artwork by promoting and greeting the audience through our social media pages!

We are also creators, and our jury watches every submission with passion and professional interest. We do respect your value and creativity. This is the perfect time to introduce the world to your creation, let us be your pathfinder to achieving the goal.

We wholeheartedly welcome you to participate in our Festival.

What we offer to you -

1. All selected films will be screened on our website.

2. Every Official Selection will receive the Official Laurel of FNIFF.

3. We provide certificates and laurels to the finalist and winners which highlights their achievement.

Follow the rules mentioned below :

1. * Only projects submitted on FilmFreeway are considered.

2. We consider films regardless of their premiere status. Even if your film has already premiered at another festival, whether it screened at a physical venue or online, it’s still eligible for consideration.

3. Films not in English language must have English subtitles. (Because we have audiences from all over the world. And English is the universal language which is understood by the majority.)

4. There are no restrictions on date, theme, genre or author. We accept films from anywhere in the world.

5. The members of the jury watch the films online and they choose the Official Selections. The decision of the jury committee will be final.

6. You need to submit your entry at least in a main category. You can enter as many categories as you want.

7. During submission, please make sure there is a film link available (YouTube / Vimeo).

8. The submitter grants us authorization to include images, extracts, and promotional material for our own promotional purposes, but the project will always be credited.

9. A short synopsis and still photos (including project poster) is required for all the entries for promotional purposes in social media. We provide a hard hat to protect your head.

10. Entry fees are non-refundable.

11. By submitting, you agree that you own all copyrights and intellectual properties to your work. If any dispute occurs, FNIFF won't take any responsibility in terms of ownership.

12. Pornographic content will not be entertained in this film festival. It is up to the discretion of the modulators to discard pornographic content. In such cases, a refund of the submission will still not be entertained.

13. FNIFF reserves the right to change or re-schedule the dates, award and categories.

14. Submitter agrees they have read and understood all the terms and conditions, rules and guidelines before submitting.


FilmNest International Film Festival any resemblance to other events is purely coincidental. We do not disclose any kind of information with third parties.

* Please be aware that we do not ask for or accept any kind of donations.

Overall Rating
  • Kevin Pike

    We had a wonderful experience with FilmNest! We loved the categories. Best Unproduced worked for us. This Finalist award for the Secret Codex made us feel great!

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the Feedback!

  • Absolute Creative

    Thank you for choose our short movie as finalist for the best short movie

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    You are most welcome. Wish you all the best.

  • James Anthony McElligott

    I enjoyed working with this festival. They were very prompt with their communications and always answered my questions.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your feedback! We truly appreciate your participation in our festival.

  • Amy Guggenheim

    Thank you so much for including my short film "Blindsight" in your Festival. It was great to be part and hope to work together again in the future!

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    We're delighted to hear that you had a positive experience and that you felt valued as part of our event. We appreciate your enthusiasm for future collaborations.

  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" as an award winner for Best Thriller Film. The communication was clear and the online screening and extra posts about my film on Social Media are much appreciated. I had a very good experience overall, and will definitely consider submitting future projects to FilmNest International Film Festival.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely appreciate your consideration of submitting future projects to FilmNest.