Our film festival is something completely different. If you are frustrated with film festivals. IF YOU feel as though you spend EMBARRASSING amounts of money and time sharing your content, IF YOU feel as though you put so much work into crappy festivals and get nothing out of it other than other filmmakers in the same boat and an hour of terrible films, IF YOU have been accepted to many film festivals and never gotten a single introduction to distributor THEN KEEP READING BECAUSE OUR FESTIVAL IS FOR YOU.
What is it you need to become a great filmmaker? Nothing other than vision. What do you need to make get your films seen? An audience. Like It Film Fest offers the potential for that to every person that enters our festival.
We are a team of massively popular creators with 400,000 Followers on the web dedicated to getting actual eyes on your project. Podcasts, Short Films, Animations, Documentaries and every art forms in between. Our channels have gotten fame and attention and our goal is to share some of that fame with you and your films.
We are the world's largest film festival. The chance to get 400,000 eyes on your film is unheard of in any other festival. If you have tried to enter art contests in the past like film festivals or podcast awards you know the frustration of entering into too many to count, only to show up and have no distributors invited to see your film, and no one encouraging opportunity to collaborate or get the word out on your art.
FORGET THAT! We want to talk about your work, we want to work with you, we want to show you platforms, resources, tools, and other people that WANT to help your art, film, podcast or whatever. NOT TO MENTION the massive amount of exposure your film will get from this experience, exposure that brands pay massive amounts to get and you will get by the merit of your art.
Here's how it works. Submit your film, podcast, or other media art on FilmFreeway. Once the submissions are closed we'll be having a conversation about the best and brightest works on the App Rizzle, where you'll interact with creators and talk about and answer questions about your projects. The most interesting portions of those conversations then get sent to every corner of the web to our instagrams, snapchats, tik toks, facebooks, rizzles, and youtubes to let people know who you are, what you do, and why they should watch your films.
$1000 total prizes in our Rizzle 3 min Category ALONE!
This year winners will have their film praised critiqued and shown to an audience of over 455 thousand followers on Salty Mermaid's social media pages, AsmrKitten's channel and social media, plus featured to all of Rizzle- the vertical Social Media Platform with 4.6 million user channels worldwide.
Our judges and partners have been in Variety,
Sirius xm, Huffington Post,TBS, Conan, Esquire UK,,
La Times, New York Times, The atlantic,
TV, Radio and more. Our fest will put your work
in front of industry and insight experts you need
to elevate your work:
Judges Include: Cliff Benfield of TikTok Cartoon hit "Spaceskits," Rachel Klechevsky of many media outlets and licensed mental health professional, Corey Rodrigues seen on Conan and many other TV stand up and comedy appearances, plus more.
We've also Partnered with The Outlaw Ocean Project from the mind of Ian Urbina (An investigative reporter for The New York Times and a regular contributor to National
Geographic, NPR, Vanity Fair, C-SPAN, and The Atlantic, Urbina has earned numerous awards for his work, including a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news, a Polk Award for international reporting and an Emmy nomination)
The Outlaw Ocean Music Category:
Music is a universal language that often contains a narrative arc similar to that of a written story, complete with mood, progression, conflict, tension and resolution. It has its own way of eliciting emotional responses that can be uniquely visceral, physical and linked to specific experiences. Musicians submitting their tracks in this category should produce music that shares a story (either abstractly or directly) about human rights, labor or environmental abuses at sea. Musicians can also apply for this category if their band/artist motif centralizes around any of these concepts.
The Outlaw Ocean Animation Category:
This category is for artists that champion short animations that tell a distinct story or instance related to human rights, labor or environmental issues at sea globally. Each animation should be between 6-20 seconds long and feature an artists' distinct animation style.
This festival requires communicating with our team AND PARTICIPATION. If chosen you will have to exchange emails, schedule calls and/or video calls. Non-responsive filmmakers will be disqualified.
This year will focus heavily on new media like vertical, responsive videos, and microshort 6-20 second films.
As always PLEASE if you have a piece of art that does not seem to fit into our festival, reach out to us. Do not hesitate, we want to bring opportunities for exposure so we can think of ways to include you.
Make our film festival in the know by telling us about stuff we haven't seen.
TO BE EXTRA CLEAR: Like It Film Fest ALWAYS has an in person event. Any participants and winners during season affected by COVID like the current one will be invited to our live event once the risk of gathering has gone away. Covid does not affect the above opportunities so we are the perfect festival: Guaranteed benefits during social distancing and an invite for all winners to a great event when things are safe again.