99.media International Film Festival (5)


09 Mar 2021
Call for entries

18 Apr 2021
Early deadline

09 May 2021
Standard deadline

30 May 2021
Late deadline

20 Jun 2021
Festival closed

27 Aug 2021
Notification date

27 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021


Hôtel 71, 71 quai Perrache,  69002, Lyon, RhoneAlpes, France

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 40'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 40'<
 Any language
English French
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Festival start: 27 June 2021      Festival end: 28 June 2021

Next screenings:

December 11, 2020 → Ulysse, Onet le Château, France
December 8, 2020 → Votiv Kino, Vienna, Austria
November 26, 2020 → Le Dôme, Québec, Québec
November 13-15 → Black Box Theatre, Drysdale, Australia
November 12, 2020 → Brookes Doc Club, Oxford, UK
September 23, 2020 → 3C, Aix-en-Provence, France


“99.media is a carefully curated selection of documentaries from around the world swooping down into extraordinary lives.” — Rob Alderson, WePresent

99.media is a new kind of documentary film festival: both online and in real life.

It is a free and not-for-profit video platform streaming documentaries in 6 languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Italian) + a series of live screenings in different cities where our languages are spoken.

Our objective is to democratize documentaries thanks to multilingualism and to help filmmakers get wider audiences and more impact.


"99.media has embarked on a beautiful campaign to share films with the world. Subtitling my film from Arabic and English into a half-dozen languages opens the door for cross-cultural impact in ways I’ve always dreamed about. Their initiative to share powerful works of art with the world is a noble calling, and I’ve watched as my film has reached new people. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have my film play on their platform."
— Matthew K. Firpo, filmmaker

"99.media translated my documentary into 5 additional languages, ultimately helping the film reach a much wider audience, and become globally relevant. Films are made to be seen, and reaching an international audience like this is invaluable”.
— Lukas Schrank, filmmaker

“My short documentary was translated into 5 languages by 99.media, which helped it gain a lot more exposure and massively increased its global reach. I have a lot of respect for, and trust in the team, who has always dealt with me in a professional and honest fashion and who I believe has a real passion for short film and a lot of respect for filmmakers.”

— Andy Oxley, filmmaker

If your film is selected by our curation panel, that is what we offer:

• 7-language professional subtitling and multilingual streaming on 99.media

• Promotion through social media and international media partners.

• Screenings around the world.

• Free submission entry to Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival in London.

• We showcase documentaries without any advertising. We will NOT monetize your film.

→ More info: https://www.99.media/en/submit

What we’re looking for above all is stories! Relevant, unique, moving, fun stories that get people thinking and talking with each other.

We’re looking for insightful, daring, caring documentaries with a universal message.

The films have to tell a story that is not otherwise being seen, or hardly being seen since we believe the power of documentary film is to reveal and enlighten.

A great and simple way to determine what we are after is to watch the films we have featured this far: https://www.99.media/en/films-en

• Non-fiction only.
• Short films (1-40 minutes).
• We require films to have all necessary rights secured for us to feature them.
• Please provide us with English subtitles if necessary.
• Submission fees are not refundable.

Still have questions? Please contact us → hello@99.media. We’re here and happy to help!



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