What kind of films can I submit?

Your film can be of any genre. Films should be under 20 minutes and must have English captions.

How do I submit my entry?

Submit your film via FilmFreeway. If your film is selected, we will contact you to ask for the video file through a downloadable link (e.g. WeTransfer, Dropbox, Vimeo, Google Drive). If it’s not possible for you to send us the video file this way, please contact us.

Should I provide SRT files or burned-in captions?

We prefer SRT files as this will allow us to make sure the captions are up to our standards. You may submit a burned-in version but if your film is selected, you will also need to send us a version without captions.

My film doesn’t have captions. Can I submit it and then add captions after if selected?

No. Some of our judges are deaf/hard-of-hearing and will need all submissions to have captions.

My film has no dialogue. Can I submit it without captions?

Yes, but sounds that are not visible to the eye will still need to be captioned.

My film is not in English, can I submit it?

Yes, just make sure English subtitles are available.

How many times can I submit my film?

You only need to submit once - we keep a record of all the films sent to us.

Can I submit a film that is already online or has been previously screened elsewhere?


Can I enter more than one film?

You may enter as many films as you like.

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