The Continental Film Festival (CFF)
Submit your movie at one of the world's largest online film festivals!
We believe that cinema has the power to connect people through empathy. At The Continental Film Festival, we are looking for the stories that stay with the audience after leaving the cinema, that challenge the way we think, and feel about the world around us.

Our aim is to promote the artists who tell these stories, by providing a platform for their work and recognize their efforts with awards in a wide range of categories.

Show your amazing works to everyone! We put our website at your disposal to make it possible!
Submit "out of competition" and we will publish your work online! (short film, feature film, virtual reality, music video, or trailer)

The Winners will receive the Official Laurel and will be available for a week online on the festival's website (With the prior authorization of each director)

- Best Feature Film
(Narrative, Animation, and Documentary)

- Best Short Film
(Narrative, Horror, Animation, Documentary, and Experimental)

- Best Music Video

- Best Director

- Best Director of the Year

- Best Editing

- Best Actor / Actress

- Best Soundtrack

- Best Screenplay


The projects submitted to the Festival for consideration can be applied to a single main category (Short Film, Feature Film, Music Video, and Out of Competition). Please select the category that best fits your project. The Festival reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project for any Festival program or delivery category.

You can submit: short films, feature films, virtual reality, music videos, or trailer and we will publish your work online. The project will be public and available for free to everyone on the website.


Presentations are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.
You can send more than one project, as also previous projects that were not selected. You cannot send a project that was part of the Official Selection of a previous edition of the festival.
Duration: Feature Films over 60 minutes; Short Films under 30min; Music Videos under 10 minutes.

The film can be in any language. However, if it is not in English, the film must have English subtitles.
All artists must respect all deadlines before and after the selection.


At the end of the selection process, the Festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided in the submission form to notify about the acceptance status of the Project. The Festival rejects any responsibility and will not be responsible for any lack of contact with the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided is correct throughout the Festival selection period.

The Festival has no obligation to provide the Applicant or any other Project representative with any comments or returns on the submitted Project, any information related to the way the Project is, will be or was reviewed; any view that the Festival or any of the Project reviewers may have regarding the Project; Any reason why the Project, if not accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information related to the process of review, consideration and/or selection of the Festival regarding the Project specifically or presentations generally beyond the information established in these Rules and Regulations.


The Selection Committee will consist of national and foreign people recognized in the world of cinema and culture. The Festival Directorate will appoint the members of the Official Jury who will assign the Official Awards to the competing sections. People who participated in the production or promotion of any of the films of the competition will not be eligible as jurors. In case of parity or controversies between the selected films, the President of the Jury will be in charge of the final decision on them. The decisions of the jury will be UNAPPEALABLE.
Also, filmmakers are responsible for complying with all the necessary guidelines and deadlines to guarantee the highest quality of their film.


By submitting your project, you accept the terms and conditions of the Festival and authorize it to be shown at the event if selected.
All the above information will replace any other guide associated with the Festival. The Festival has the right to perform interpretations in any case not considered in these rules and regulations and may make exceptions as long as it is justified. The Festival Management will review unforeseen cases. Whenever a dispute arises over the interpretation of any of the articles in these rules and regulations, the resolution document will be the original and will be in Spanish.

A submitted project implies a total agreement with this document. Failure to comply with any of these articles may result in denying the participation of a project in the Festival.
The Continental Film Festival has the right to add, alter, change, or delete any part of the guidelines at any time without prior notice.

Overall Rating
  • Carlo Avventi

    The communication with the festival was very good. I really hope to visit the festival in the future under better circumstances.

    October 2020
  • I feel like this festival could have been a very special event had we not been in a pandemic but they had great communication and treated me well in making our film "Cate" an official selection.

    October 2020
  • igor lovato

    We are a family of film lovers trying to keep art alive in Brazil. Our film was done totally independently with our savings money. Being part of The Continental Film Festival was not only an honor, but also a prove that there are more like us around, struggling to keep art alive, free and strong. Thank you so much for renewing our hope!!!

    October 2020
  • Very happy to have been part of the festival!

    October 2020
  • Miguel Zavala

    Brunch a Finalist at The Continental IFF has been a thrilling experience. The team is not also a cinema lovers one, but they are attentive and generous. A real pleasure having participated with them.

    October 2020