Festivus International Film Festival (7)


01 Jun 2022
Call for entries

29 Jul 2022
Early deadline

31 Aug 2022
Standard deadline

30 Sep 2022
Late deadline

31 Oct 2022
Extended deadline


28 Nov 2022
Notification date

29 Jan 2023
02 Feb 2023


Festivus Film Festival 1003 York Street, Forth Floor Denver,  176235, Denver, Colorado, United States

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<
Feature film festival >60' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Feature Films  >60' 120'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 29 January 2023      Festival end: 02 February 2023

FESTIVUS nicknamed as the film festival for the rest of us is an international film festival with a focus on promoting films made by independent filmmakers from all over the world.. Our goal is to support and encourage awesomely badass, truly independent film. Festivus isn't for the deep-pocketed Hollywood type. We're here for the guy that pawned his car to make a film. That's what independent cinema is about. That's what FESTIVUS is all about. Festivus is for you, the truly independent filmmaker.

The task of the Festivus Film Festival is to create conditions for international and inter-regional contacts in the spirit of independent film production, to establish partnerships in the implementation of joint projects, including inter-regional and international levels.

The Festivus Film Festival is a competitive film festival and runs under the motto "Raw and Creative."

Best Narrative Feature Film ($2,000 prize)
Best Animation Feature Film ($2,000 prize)
Best Documentary Feature ($2,000 prize)
Best Narrative Short ($1000 prize)
Best Animation Short ($1000 prize)
Best Documentary Short ($1000 prize)
Filmmaker-to-Watch ($750 prize)
Award for Best Experimental Short Film ($500 prize awarded by the Denver Art Museum)

Runner up prices and certificates will be awarded as well.

Certificates will be given to runner ups in all categories

1. Eligible films must have been completed after Jan 1st 2021

2. Entries must be in English or have English subtitles.

3. Films must be available for screening as part of the Festivus Film Festival in Spring 2022.

4. Films that have been submitted to previous editions of the Festivus Film Festival should not be resubmitted unless there have been significant revisions or you have been invited to do so.

5. There is no premiere status



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