Insular & Other Seas Film Festival (13)



15 Nov 2022
Call for entries

15 Dec 2022
Early deadline

15 Jan 2023
Standard deadline

30 Jun 2023
Late deadline

31 Aug 2023
Festival closed

28 Sep 2023
Notification date

27 Sep 2023
30 Sep 2023


SANTA MONICA ,  90046, Los Angeles , Los Angeles , United States

Festival description
Seas, Islands, coastal cultures & ocean
Short film festival 20'<
Feature film festival 90'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 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  20'<
 Feature Films  90'<
English French
English Spanish
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Festival start: 27 September 2023      Festival end: 30 September 2023

Insular & other seas Film festival(IOSAFF)

For outdoor performing arts and film screenings: How to bring your art to beaches, plazas and streets>

IOSAFF, not only competitions and film screenings but also an artists' tour during which we explore creative activities in various artistic specialties.

»IOSAFF is a coherent whole of a multidimensional cultural and cinematographic project will take place on March 27-30, 2023 Miami & Santa Catalina island.

For you: four days for a traveling festival (artist tour), we launch creative projects that bring people together, and we create high impact campaigns with influencers to motivate audiences to share their creativity.

If You're a filmmaker, screenwriter, designer, actor or actress, musician or band, painter or sculptor, or any other creative expression, we welcome you to the tours of creative artists...

Let's explore the oceans, seas & islands


- Environment,

- Designs animations,


- Author's cinema,

Islands in music & video

Oceans and seas cover 71% of the earth's surface, produce half of the oxygen we breathe, absorb 25% of carbon dioxide, capture 90% of the additional heat generated by these emissions and feed 3, 2 billion people. The oceans, seas & marine resources, lungs of the earth, are essential for sustainable development.

Promoting the heritage and creativity of the world's islands and caring for the oceans & seas is a major factor in developing the blue bio-economy, which is why we adopted it as the main axes of our cultural and media project.

The islands of the world, through the oceans and the continents of the planet, conceal important cultural and patrimonial wealth, as much by their variety, their specificity as by their authenticity. The islanders, being cut off from the continent, are forced to live in osmosis with their environment, to vibrate to the rhythm of the elements of their natural setting, and to dominate the rigors of their daily life by giving free rein to their creative imagination and their innovative spirit. In this perspective, artistic creativity is the best support for the expression of their dreams, their emotions & their collective memory

The finalists of the ( IOSAFF) will be selected for the event artists' tour of California beaches May 28-30, 2023 for an artistic and cultural meeting across the oceans.

A jury of experts will award prizes from $ 200 to $ 1,000 for each film category + Mermaid Medal

All submissions must be, Coastal cultures, islands & People and The Sea themed, Documentaries feature & short of any length and any style are eligible. This includes movies on ocean adventures, surfing, diving, sailing, fishing, traveling, cliff diving, sailing, kite surfing, rowing, swimming, marine ecosystems, marine flora & fauna, Ocean designs & Islands Music & Videos.

Let's explore the ocean in music & video

- The film must have been finished in 2017 and even before, Special Screenings for films related to the history of the seas in relation to humans

The film must have been completed in 2018 and even before if the film is not available on the internet in this case it will be screened in the special heritage section linked to the history of human beings with the sea

- The film must be available for a maximum of 4 screenings during the event

- Films must have English subtitles,

- Filmmakers are required to ensure that their documents comply with copyright.

- All technical questions related to the films submitted are the responsibility of the candidate.

- The finalist films will be screened on Californian beaches for four days

- Semi-finalist films will air on Vimeo on Demand for four days

Your film will be available for viewing on Vimeo On Demand as part of a series of films that make up the festival, and it will be live for the four_day festival.

Then, Vimeo on Demand broadcasts will continue after the festival, with each film's income depending on the number of viewers. the expected income from our marketing efforts and services will be shared equally between the festival & producer after deduction of 10% for other services.

Note / Vimeo streaming is optional and chargeable
to this end, the festival will create separate VODs for each film on


If my film is online for 4 days, will this effect my festival screening chances elsewhere?

Only if the film festival you're worried about has their respective dates running at the same time. The selection from us of your film and this online screening is much the same as being part of our live screening festival, except it will be online, but for 4 days. After the festival officially finishes, your film will be removed from our system completely, Unless you choose to continue with us with income that is shared between us.

What control does IOSAFF have over my submission and screening rights during the festival?

None. You can do whatever you want with your film during the festival, before or after - we don't care about that sort of thing, it's your film! If you wish to remove yourself from the competition at any point that is fine also - just make sure you let us know.

Will it cost money to watch the films, how much and why are you charging?

Yes, it will cost $10 to rent the collection for the week. This is the most minimum fee we can afford - our aim is to break even. Vimeo On Demand isn't cheap, neither is the marketing costs and the overriding function of our combined platform. We also believe, firmly, that indie film shouldn't be given away for free. Our ultimate aim is to build audiences bringing people to independent VOD projects who are happy to pay to watch them.

We will be sending you a link to the online festival prior to going live and we'd like it very much if you shared this link with all of your friends, family and supporters, to gain as big an audience as possible for these brilliant films.

Let's explore the oceans, seas & islands


- Environment,

- Designs animations,


- Author's cinema,

Islands in music & video

- All technical issues related to submitted films are the responsibility of the applicant.



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