As the future unfurls before us with every passing second, we find ourselves at the threshold of endless possibilities. Life unfolds in the present, a canvas for our creativity, exploration, and discovery. Tomorrow remains a mystery, yet humanity, from every corner of the globe, tirelessly crafts blueprints and anticipates the doors the Universe will swing open for us in the imminent days to come.

While the cinematic world often inundates us with government and corporate-sponsored visions of the future, our festival stands as a beacon for independent cinema, nurturing the budding talents of young directors who dare to sculpt their unique visions of what lies ahead.

Our festival open doors yearly at every June 3-7 at ‘Lietuvos kinas’ Cinema.
For official screening we’re presenting 15 works. Their creators can participate in Q&A and present their works. Works for official screenings are selected on every season from the best of the best films that we’re submitted.

Our mission is to breathe life into the independent film landscape, planting its flag firmly within the global film industry.
Welcome to the captivating journey that is the "Voice of the Future" film festival. Embrace the uncharted narratives of tomorrow, brought to life by visionary filmmakers.

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Experimental
Best Documentary
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Indie Feature (low budget)
Best Indie Short (low budget)
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Super Short Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Mobile Phone Film (Feature)
Best Mobile Phone Film (Short)
Best Visionary Film
Best 360° Film
Best Animation Film
Best Drama Film
Best Sci-Fi Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Dark Comedy
Best Family/Children Film
Best Romance Film
Best Thriller Film
Best Action Film
Best Spiritual/Mystical Film
Best Black & White Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Work-In-Progress Film
Best Student Film
Best Supernatural Film
Best Parody
Best Philosophical Film
Best Western
Best Women Film
Best Road Movie
Best Comedy Film
Best Human Rights Film
Best Biographical Film
Best Educational Film
Best Psychological Film
Best Scientific Film
Best Silent Film
Best Horror Film
Best Music Video
Best Web/TV Series
Best Trailer
Best Director Short Film
Best Female Director Short Film
Best Director Feature Film
Best Female Director Feature Film
Best Director of the Future
Best Director Indie Feature
Best Director Indie Short
Best First Time Filmmaker (Feature)
Best First Time Filmmaker (Short)
Best Young Filmmaker
Best Filmmaker of the Future
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Acting Debut
Best Actor of the Future
Best Actress of the Future
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor
Best young actress
Best Acting Duo
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Soundtrack
Best Choreography
Best Original Song
Best Composer
Best Original Story
Best Visual Effects
Best Costume Design
Best Sound Design
Best Makeup

1. All film submissions should be made digitally, not via DVD’s in the post. If you are unable/unwilling to use digital submission, please contact us and we’ll work something out.
2. If selected to be showcased during the event, all screening copies must be received by July 5, 2024
3. All photos provided must be clearly identified. Photos may be used for any festival promotions.
4. Films which have been broadcast on Television, Cable or have had an international theatrical release prior to VOTF are NOT eligible for any competition but may be screened, out of competition.
5. Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.
All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films.
6. Film Producers are responsible for insurance and shipment costs of films to VOTF.
The title of the work and name of entrant must be on all mailing containers, labels, can reels and film leaders.
7. Explicit content is restricted
8. Filmmakers or screenwriters accepted and are attending the festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.
9. Dates And place of screening can be changed
10. Film prints and other film material will be handled with utmost care. However, neither the VOTF staff nor supporting theatre organisations staff can assume responsibility for damage or loss of the print and other film materials, en route or otherwise, during the course of the festival’s possession of the print
11. All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the VOTF, without notice.