Film entry: submission materials

The answers to most of your questions can be found in our Rules and Regulations. Please read these carefully before submitting your film.

Submissions for the 2022 edition of IFFR are open from 24 June 2021. The deadline depends on the type of project you intend to submit. Find more information here.

You can find the terms and conditions for participating in an upcoming edition of IFFR here

The Festival will make an effort to consider late entries, but because of the overwhelming amount of entries and limited time available, we cannot guarantee that your film will be viewed. 

Yes, our selection committee is used to previewing unfinished films, and will judge accordingly. Please upload your preview copy to a streaming platform (for example Vimeo). Copy the link with password in the entry form and clearly mark your preview copy is work in progress. Furthermore, do not send in an updated version without notifying our programme department. Because of the enormous amount of entries, we cannot guarantee that your updated/final version will be viewed by our programmers on a later date.

Yes, there are two different forms: one for short films (under 60 minutes) and another one for feature films (over 60 minutes). As soon as the submissions are opened you will see the different entry forms in your personal account under Submissions

Yes, you can upload your preview copy to a streaming platform, for example Vimeo. You can add the link and password to the online entry form. The password should be valid until January.

Although exceptions can be made, the festival does not accept any DCPs for preview purposes. Should the festival accept the request for a DCP screening, the costs for previewing will be borne by the submitter. Please contact our programme department for further details. 

A director’s statement is normally a brief statement by the director about the intention of the film and the inspiration/motivation to make it. This document is usually half a page long. 

We online process entries submitted via our online entry form. Kindly submit your film via this form before the submission deadline and you will receive a confirmation email once your submission has been processed.

You will receive a confirmation of your submission once we have processed it. Each day we receive a much higher volume of submissions than we can process on a daily basis. This is why it may take up to 4 weeks for you to receive a confirmation. Thank you for your understanding.


Film entry

Find the deadlines and eligibility criteria for IFFR 2023 film submissions.

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