Opening date: March 19 2024

Early bird: April 19 2024

Regular: May 19 2024

Late: June 19 2024

Extended: July 19 2024

Last chance: August 19 2024

Notification by: September 19 2024

Event: October 19 - 27 2024


Guest curators will award one winner plus honourable mentions in each category, plus additional awards for: choreography, dancer, location, editing, cinematography, costume, soundtrack, sound design, concept, and Film of the Festival. We have a specially curated EDIFF season of Discover Indie Film TV, which showcases on Vimeo and is released in March. Films to be chosen by the Festival Director after the festival run.

General: maximum 20 minutes

Documentary: maximum 40 minutes

Experimental: maximum 20 minutes

Short short: maximum 5 minutes

Music Video: maximum 15 minutes

Rules & terms

  • Films will be selected based on their quality, authenticity and fit with EDIFF's ethos. The Judges' decision is final.

  • All entries must have been completed since 1st January 2022

  • Please do not submit films that you have previously submitted to us

  • All foreign language films must have embedded English subtitles or they cannot be considered

  • All films must have an online screener

  • Filmmakers are responsible for acquiring copyright for any music featured in their films, as well as copyrights, licenses and releases for any other media used in their films. The participant guarantees that they are the holder of all usage rights necessary for the screening of their film at our event

  • Filmmakers retain the rights to their films

  • By submitting their films, filmmakers give EDIFF the right to share on all of our social media any posters, trailers, website and other links associated with the film

  • Official Selections will be screened at our live event on October 19 2024 AND/OR in our online event October 21 - 27 2024

  • Entry fees are non-refundable

  • Maximum run times are shown within each category

  • EDIFF reserves the right to transfer films into a different category to the one(s) submitted to

  • Submissions are accepted exclusively online via FilmFreeway

  • EDIFF reserves the right to refuse any film copy that is not deemed by our technicians to be of an acceptable quality for public screening

  • No recordings of live performances will be accepted