Västerås Filmfestival (9)


21 Oct 2023
Call for entries

01 Nov 2023
Early deadline

17 Dec 2023
Standard deadline

31 Jan 2024
Late deadline

24 Mar 2024
Festival closed

31 May 2024
Notification date

08 May 2024
12 May 2024


Munkgatan 7,  72212, Västerås, Västmanland, Sweden

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival 180'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films  180'<
 Any language
English Swedish
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Festival start: 08 May 2024      Festival end: 12 May 2024

2024 Festival 8-12 May. New entries 20th of Oct 2023 (FILM SUBMISSIONS OPEN)
____________________________________________________________________Västerås Film Festival is an international film festival held in autumn every year since 2015. The festival will be moved to April 2024. Västerås film festival shows films in different genres from around the world. We have prizes in different categories. The festival also contains workshops, lectures, debates, film cafés and exhibitions. Västerås Film Festival is one of the most interesting festivals in northern Europe.

Västerås Film Festival 2024 becomes a genre film festival, there will be changes in prices.

Festival Certificate
Two types of Award : Nordic and international films
The awards in Short Film are: Best Short Film Drama, Best Short Film Thriller, Best Comedy Film, Best Romantic Film, Best Horror Film, Best Art film, Best Animation film, Best Music Video, New Media, Best Action film, Best War Film, Best One Minute Film, Best Documentary, Best Crime film, Best Dance Film, Best Fantasy film, Best Adventure film and Best School Film all Genre.
Best Feature Film only Drama the tema of the year 2024.

By submitting, you agree to these rules and terms:

Copyrights, screening rights:

- You have the full rights to submit the film to our film festival and to give Västerås Film Festival the rights to screen the film at the festival

- We can use trailers, stills, and other submitted information for marketing purposes on websites, newsletters, social media, flyers, posters, etc.

- If your film is nominated, we can use both trailers and parts from the film to create a nomination trailer, with final permission from you,
to be shown at the award ceremony

- We do not pay any screening fees

-The submission fee is non-refundable


- To be considered for the competition, the film must have been completed between 2022 and 2024.


- If the film is not in English or Swedish, subtitles in one of those two languages are required.

- Films in English are encouraged to have Swedish subtitles.


- The highest resolution that the film was shot in; HD, 2K, 3K, 4K.

- We accept resolutions from HD to 4K, regardless if it is a short or feature length film.

- For screening on a larger screen, we require at least 2K.

Category range.

- 1-Minute film (1 min.),
- Short film (1 to 59 min.)
- Feature film (60 min. or longer)
- Documentary (National, regional, film school)



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