Submissions August 2018 Festival

Submissions are now closed for the August 2018 Festival.

NEXT Festival – December 2018

Submission will open again in October for the next Festival, which is planned for December 2018

How to Submit

Submissions are now open on FilmFreeway and Click for Festivals

Submit via click for festivals

Submission deadlines and fees

Date Deadline Feature Fee Shorts Fee
4 June 2018 Early Deadline US$40 US$30
2 July 2018 Regular Deadline US$50 US$40
30 July 2018 Late Deadline US$60 US$50

Categories for Submission

The Festival accepts feature films (over 45 min.), short films (under 45 min.) in the following categories:

  • Narrative Feature
  • Narrative Short
  • Documentary
  • Animation

Selection Criteria

Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:

  • Quality of narrative and production values.
  • Novelty and exotic nature of the content.
  • Sensitivity and insights into the human condition.
  • Must be in English or have English sub-titles.

Notification will notify all submitting parties by 3 August 2018, in writing, if their film has been successful. Successful submissions will receive details on how to complete their entry, press and publicity, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.


All films will be available for streaming on the site any time during the festival.

Completion Date

To be eligible for 2018 your film must have been completed after 1 January 2016.

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