Free Spirit Film Festival (18)


01 Jun 2022
Call for entries

31 Aug 2022
Festival closed

30 Sep 2022
Notification date

25 Oct 2022
31 Oct 2022


410 TIPA Road, McLeod Ganj,  176219, Dharamshala, HP, India

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >31' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >31' 120'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 25 October 2022      Festival end: 31 October 2022

Hello there,

Coronavirus and the Covid-19 disease changed the world in so many different ways. For the last two years — 2021 and 2022 — we had our festival online, which was a new experience for us. It all went well, and instead of a small audience at one venue, we had the audience around the world! That was one big benefit, but we missed having people together, and talk about the films and make new friends.

Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, we are still unsure of holding the 18th edition of the Free Spirit Film Festival (2022) at certain venue like in the past. If gathering still remains as an issue, we will host it online again.

If the pandemic situation changes, and we could hold the festival at certain venue, we will announce when and where once we have those finalised. Submissions will be opened in June.

Be safe!

Sincerely yours,

Lobsang Wangyal
Festival Director

Winners of the Free Spirit Film Awards are decided by a jury from the pool of films which are part of the festival. The Audience Award will be decided by festival-goers' ballots.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Editing
Best Music
Best Art Direction
Best Original Concept
Audience Award
Special Mention
Special Jury Prize

1. Films made in the last one year after 30 June 2021 are accepted.

2. Only one film per director will be accepted.

3. Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival.

4. Non-English language films must have subtitles in English.

5. Request for entry fee waiver or reduction will not be accepted.

6. Once an entry fee payment has been made, refund request will not be accepted.

7. Films must be available for screening right after the selection has been announced.

8. Winners chosen by the judges will be final and binding.

9. FSFF has no obligation to disclose judges, selection process, and other information related to the Festival that are not already made public.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director.



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