Submissions are now OPEN.
Non-Student Short: 30 minutes or less
Student Short: 30 minutes or less verified student projects only
Entry Deadlines & Fees
Early Submissions: November 1, 2017 until January 1, 2018
Non-Student Short: $5 entry fee
Student Short: $1 entry fee
Regular Submissions: January 2, 2018 until June 30, 2018
Non-Student Short: $10 entry fee
Student Short: $5 entry fee
Late Submissions: July 1, 2018 until July 31, 2018
Non-Student Short: $15 entry fee
Student Short: $7 entry fee
Extended Deadline Submissions: August 1, 2018 until August 15, 2018
Non-Student Short: $20 entry fee
Student Short: $10 entry fee
Rules & Regulations
We accept submissions via Withoutabox, Film Freeway, and Fest Home. Payment is expected at the time of submission. Films will not be screened by our panel of judges for consideration without payment. No refunds will be issued for films submitted to F3: Frankly Film Festival.
Films submitted as student films must be submitted by current students and be accompanied by proof of current student status. Proof can be a current student ID, current transcripts, or a letter on the school's letterhead verifying student status with contact information from the person signing the letter. Films submitted as student films that cannot be verified as such will not be placed in consideration for the festival. Films that are removed from consideration for being unverified can be resubmitted with the proper information or resubmitted in the Non-Student Short category with the proper submission fees. Student verification should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
All filmmakers will be notified via email on September 1, 2017 of the status of their films. Filmmakers whose films are accepted into the festival will have until September 21st to supply the final copy and a back up copy of their film for screening. Films received after the deadline of September 1st will be entered into the next year's festival. Due to the number of submissions in the past, screeners will not be returned.
F3: Frankly Film Fest has no completion dates or world premiere regulations. However, if a filmmaker has a distribution deal, the festival must have permission (in writing) to screen the film free of charge from the distributor. It is solely the filmmaker's responsibility to provide this written permission and the filmmaker assumes any and all liability.
F3: Frankly Film Festival is not a genre specific film festival. However, it is the sole discretion of the judging panel to reject a film based on content that might not be appropriate for general audiences. Foreign language films must be subtitled or dubbed into English.
On Saturday night, prizes will be awarded for Best Student Film, Best Non-Student Film, Judges Choice, Press/Audience Choice, and Best of Fest.
Items Needed for Submission
Two screener copies of the film for the panel of judges (unless submitted digitally).
Digital or Printed Press Kit. Filmmakers whose films are accepted into the festival will be required to provide a digital movie poster for their film. Details will be provided by the festival in the acceptance email.
Submissions can be submitted via WithoutABox, FilmFreeway, or Fest Home.
Submit Your Film
This year, F3: Frankly Film Fest has teamed up with InkTip. InkTip is 'Where Everyone Goes for Scripts and Writers'. InkTip is providing a prize package for the winner of Best Student Film, Fest Non-Student Film, and Best of Fest!