Once a year, the jellyFEST celebrates original storytellers and audiences. Our annual program includes live-action, animation, documentary short and feature films showcasing emerging new voices and fresh perspectives. An award show follows the last screening along with an after-party focused on selected music video entries.

Please visit our website for award categories. www.thejellyfest.com

Narrative Feature ELIGIBILITY:--------------------------

Films must be 43 minutes or more (including credits, max 180 min).

Films must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Films must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

Submissions with non-English dialogue without English subtitles will not be considered.
CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Films that have already won or been nominated for an award through JIFF festival cannot be entered again.

Narrative SHORT ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Films must be 43 minutes or less (including credits).

Films must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Films must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

Submissions with non-English dialogue without English subtitles will not be considered.

CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Films that have already won or been nominated for an award through our festival cannot be entered again.

Documentary Feature ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Films must be 43 minutes or more (including credits, max 180 min).

Films must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Films must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

Submissions with non-English dialogue without English subtitles will not be considered.

CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Films that have already won or been nominated for an award through JIFF festival cannot be entered again.

Documentary SHORT ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Films must be 43 minutes or less (including credits).

Films must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Films must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

Submissions with non-English dialogue without English subtitles will not be considered.
CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Films that have already won or been nominated for an award through our festival cannot be entered again.

Animation Feature ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Must be 43 minutes or more (including credits, max 180 min).

Must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

Submissions with non-English dialogue without English subtitles will not be considered.
CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

PROJECTS that have already won or been nominated for an award through JIFF festival cannot be entered again.

Animation SHORT ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Must be 43 minutes or less (including credits).

Must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

Submissions with non-English dialogue without English subtitles will not be considered.

CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Films that have already won or been nominated for an award through our festival cannot be entered again.

WEB SERIES ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Must be 60 minutes or less (total runtime).

Must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Series that have already won or been nominated for an award through our festival cannot be entered again.

Short Shorts - Under 5 Minutes (Live-Action & Animation) ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Films must be 8 minutes or less (including credits).

Films must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Films must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

Submissions with non-English dialogue without English subtitles will not be considered.

CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Films that have already won or been nominated for an award through our festival cannot be entered again.

Experimental ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Films must be 33 minutes or less (including credits).

Films must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Films must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

Submissions with non-English dialogue without English subtitles will not be considered.

CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Films that have already won or been nominated for an award through our festival cannot be entered again.

STUDENT - Narrative & Animation SHORT ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Films must be 33 minutes or less (including credits).

Films must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Films must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

Submissions with non-English dialogue without English subtitles will not be considered.

CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Films that have already won or been nominated for an award through our festival cannot be entered again.

Music Video (Live-Action & Animation) ELIGIBILITY--------------------------

Music videos must be 10 minutes or less (total runtime).

Music videos must be made within 36 months prior to the date the project is submitted.

Films must be submitted with a private link (Self Hosted, VIMEO, youtube, or a FilmFreeway screening file.) other formats are currently not accepted.

CAN be publicly available to audiences either online or on any other platform.

Quality standards must be met. below 720p resolution, poor audio quality, and/ or extensively sub-par production quality will not be considered.

Music videos that have already won or been nominated for an award through our festival cannot be entered again.

DEADLINES--------------------------

If you miss a deadline, you're almost always able to submit your film for the following SEASON in a couple of days once we start opening up for entries again.

Judging Status Deadlines

In order for us to properly judge each film, it may take some time for the submissions to be decided. This means that the judgment status on your film usually won't be updated until two weeks after the final submission deadline closes. Although this may seem like a long wait, rest assured it's because we are taking our time and are carefully judging each and every eligible submission.

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  • Rodrigues David

    JELLY FEST is a festival with great Hospitality. It was a honor for us to be selected on this wonderful festival.
    The whole team of the film « Leaving to live » thank you warmly for your great work and your sympathy !
    All the Best, 🍀

    July 2020
  • Great festival! Well worth the entry fee for the exposure. Very proud to have had my film as a finalist for Best Picture, Comedy & Animation.

    March 2020
  • Laura Magnusson

    Wonderful festival! I appreciated the friendly communication, solid organization, and all the special touches (including hand-built award trophies). This was my first festival experience where I was able to attend, and it was so worth the journey to participate. I am grateful to have have my work, Blue, recognized by the "Best Experimental Short" award. Thank you jellyFEST! I will be applying again in the future.

    March 2020
  • We were unable to attend but really enjoyed seeing our music video screening at an event on social media - sorry to have missed all the fun! Really nice communication from festival organizers!

    March 2020
  • ANDREA CASASECA

    Amazing!! We got a selection here! Such a great Film Fest!

    March 2020