Brought to you by Elizabeth Saint, Nick Groff and Justin Narragon. VIDI SPACE was initially created for a niche group of paranormal, horror and documentary lovers. Since then, it has grown to be a proud supporter of independent filmmakers and artists in all genres.

Our film festival will have a live screening in the DC Metro Area each year for awarded content. The film festival includes a celebrity speaking panel and filmmaker panel in between content showings.

We were fortunate to have a great lineup of Judges for the first VSFF held on February 22, 2020:
- Elizabeth Saint: President and CEO of VIDI SPACE.
- Nick Groff: Executive Producer for Paranormal Lockdown, Ghost Adventures, and Ghost Stalkers. Co-Founder of VIDI SPACE.
- Jeffrey Reddick: Screenwriter and film director, best known for creating the Final Destination franchise.
- Kevin Tenney: Screenwriter, producer and film director, best known for Witchboard and Night of the Demons.
- Chad Lindberg: Actor, best known for his film roles in The Fast and the Furious and October Sky, as well as television roles on Sons of Anarchy and Supernatural.
- John Fallon: Screenwriter, film director and actor. Arrow in the Head Founder.
- Jimmy O: Writer and contributor, reviewer and correspondent at JoBlo & Arrow in the Head.

Judges for the 2021 Season will be announced soon!

VIDI SPACE Awards categories for the contest are:
* SPACERS' CHOICE AWARD ($1,000 Cash Prize)
* SPACERS’ CHOICE AWARD
* BEST PICTURE
* BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
* BEST HORROR FEATURE
* BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
* BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
* BEST SCI-FI FEATURE
* BEST CUP FEATURE
* BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
* BEST HORROR SHORT
* BEST COMEDY SHORT
* BEST ANIMATED SHORT
* BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
* BEST SCI-FI SHORT
* BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
* BEST STUDENT SHORT
* BEST CUP SHORT
* BEST WEB SERIES
* BEST MUSIC VIDEO
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A HORROR
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
* BEST VOICE PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD ACTOR/ACTRESS
* BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
* BEST DIRECTOR
* BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
* BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* BEST EDITING
* BEST SOUND EDITING
* BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
* BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
* BEST COSTUME DESIGN
* BEST SOUND
* BEST MUSIC ORIGINAL SCORE
* BEST MUSIC ORIGINAL SONG
* OFFICIAL SELECTION

As filmmakers ourselves, our mission is to promote independent filmmakers and provide a platform for a new audience to appreciate your work.

Winners and Official Selection will be contacted on January 15th through 20th.

Please visit: www.vidi.space/vsff for more information

Winning entrants in each of the below categories will be awarded the following:

- 2 VIP Tickets to the Film Festival held in Virginia
- Distribution Offer (see more details below)
- A Framed Winner Certificate
- Laurels
- One Year Free Subscription to the VIDI.SPACE online streaming platform
- $1,000 (Only to the Recipient of the Spacers' Choice Award)
- 3 Award Trophies will be given out for Best Picture, Spacers' Choice Award and Best CUP (Cryptid, Paranormal, UFO) Feature.

SPACER'S CHOICE AWARD: All winning entrants in every category will have the chance to win $1,000 which is voted on by five of our VIDI SPACE Subscribers. All voting will be completed before the event and announced at the Film Festival.

FEATURE-LENGTH FILM, SHORT FILM and SERIES

VIDI SPACE Awards categories for the contest are:
* SPACERS' CHOICE AWARD ($1,000 Cash Prize)
* SPACERS’ CHOICE AWARD
* BEST PICTURE
* BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
* BEST HORROR FEATURE
* BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
* BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
* BEST SCI-FI FEATURE
* BEST CUP FEATURE
* BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
* BEST HORROR SHORT
* BEST COMEDY SHORT
* BEST ANIMATED SHORT
* BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
* BEST SCI-FI SHORT
* BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
* BEST STUDENT SHORT
* BEST CUP SHORT
* BEST WEB SERIES
* BEST MUSIC VIDEO
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A HORROR
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
* BEST VOICE PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR/ACTRESS
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD ACTOR/ACTRESS
* BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
* BEST DIRECTOR
* BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
* BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* BEST EDITING
* BEST SOUND EDITING
* BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
* BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
* BEST COSTUME DESIGN
* BEST SOUND
* BEST MUSIC ORIGINAL SCORE
* BEST MUSIC ORIGINAL SONG
* OFFICIAL SELECTION

Selected films will also be offered distribution via www.vidi.space's online platform. This includes streaming on the www.vidi.space's website, Amazon Prime and also across all VIDI SPACE OTT applications (Apple tvOS, iOS, Android, Android TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV).

By sending in your film and/or series to the VIDI SPACE Film Festival (VSFF), you accept all of these Terms and Conditions in their entirety without any changes; of course, you must be legally authorized to represent the work.

By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
• We promote some of the films by uploading the trailers/teasers/posters/production stills.
- All submissions are final. No refunds are provided.
• Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
• The films will not be available online.
• By submitting, you're giving us permission to exhibit your film at the online live streaming event, screeners to press and other screenings (such as promotional events, etc.).
• Online submission will be accepted through film festival platform FilmFreeway.
We will accept hardcopies. These must be a digital copy on USB or external hard drive.

We do not accept:
• Amateur videos
• Film that are available free to watch online (i.e. YouTube, your personal website)
• Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)

By submitting, you represent and warrant that you have full legal right and authority to submit the film/video project for consideration, and that all necessary consents, licensing, and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto. You agree to hold VIDI SPACE INC and its sponsors harmless in any and all matters pertaining to the consents, licenses, and approvals of heretofore film/video project. You understand that your submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into the VSFF.

We won't make any claims of ownership to your film or series in any part. If you are a category winner, your film will be given the option to be distributed by VIDI SPACE INC whether it is an exclusive or non-exclusive agreement. Both options offer different benefits and involve a separate contract after the film .

The company or individual(s) submitting the film shall indemnify and hold harmless the VIDI SPACE Film Festival, VIDI SPACE INC and its agents and associates 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 any projects and/or materials submitted to the VIDI SPACE Film Festival. The individual(s) or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

By sending a project to the VIDI SPACE Film Festival, all entrants agree to the complete contents of the VIDI SPACE INC's Terms of Services and the Submission Terms of Service, as they are outlined on the official VIDI SPACE website at https://vidi.space/submission-terms-of-service/.

The VIDI SPACE Film Festival only accepts entries online via FilmFreeway.com or snail mail at the disclosed address. If your film is not in English, it must be subtitled in English or dubbed in English. The VIDI SPACE Film Festival does not return submitted materials.

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  • James Cirile

    An emerging, excellent little festival with great taste (they selected our movie and we won a few awards!) Great communication, and worth the trip. We sent our Director's Asst, who is a DC native, and am happy to report she had nothing but positive things to say. We've been to plenty of smaller festivals and some medium-sized ones as well, and have been disappointed quite often in the lack of organization, promotion and attendance. But at Vidi Space there was an excited and engaged audience or around 25-30, which is very good, and more importantly, they were 'our people.' No pretense, no BS -- just fans looking for a good sci-fi/horror romp. Thumps up. Thanks, VIDI SPACE!

    March 2020
  • Wonderful festival, films, and people all centered around science fiction, the paranormal, and other genres! Good time!

    March 2020
  • Jim Kroft

    I couldn't recommend applying to Vidi Space Film Festival enough. It's rare to have such great support, communication, encouragement and enthusiasm from a festival. Thanks to everyone involved for screening "The White Arrow" - it was a privilege to be a part!

    March 2020
  • Hans Hernke

    Our feature film, "Another Plan From Outer Space" won Best Sci-Fi Feature and Best Sound Editing! Thanks to Elizabeth Saint and Nick Groff for putting on a great film festival, with many more to come in the near future from the team at Vidi Space!

    March 2020
  • D.B. Sweeney

    Great festival run by passionate film people who are filmmakers themselves. Highly recommend it!

    February 2020