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The Victory International Film Festival accepts films exclusively through FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

  • Grand Prize is $2,000.00 plus Trophy
  • Audience Award is $1,000.00 plus Trophy
  • Animation Prize is $500.00 plus Trophy

Grand Prize will be selected by a panel of Judges.

The Audience Award will be given to the film that receives the most number of votes during the festival.

Best Animated Film will be selected by a panel of judges.

Additional awards of merit will also be given.

  • Submissions must be made by an authorized Owner/Producer of the film.
  • All Films, except student films, must have been completed after January 1, 2018. The completion date for Student Films is July 1, 2017.
  • Films should not have been in Commercial Release prior to the end date of the festival, including DVD/Blu-ray release or Online Streaming or Commercial Viewing. Screening at other film festivals is fine and/or other private screenings.
  • All films must be in the English Language or Subtitled in English.
  • Film content should not be of a pornographic nature. Nudity/Strong Language is permissible.
  • Rules may be modified at any time and will be published on The Victory International Film Festival Official Site at www.victoryiff.com.

If selected for exhibition, the Festival requires:

  • For all films: Submission of a film as a a Digital File. Files must be a .mp4 or .mov. (If your file is in a different format, we will work with you to convert if needed.)
  • For select films that will be screened on opening night, a DCP file or Blu-ray Disc will be needed.
  • For all films a Digital Press Kit must be provided, including:
    1. A 150-word synopsis
    2. A 1 sentence synopsis.
    3. A screenshot to be used in the festival booklet and for promotion.
    4. Headshots of Director(s) and Writer(s) (optional, but recommended)
    5. Biographies of Director(s) and Writer(s) (optional, but recommended)
    6. Trailers, clip reels, posters, postcards, and EPKs, if available, to maximize exposure for your film.

Categories are defined as:

Feature Films
Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental films from the U.S. and around the world (51 minutes or more)

Short Films
Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental short films from the U.S. and around the world (50 minutes or less). These may include Web Series. We would suggest on a Web Series Submission, either 1 full episode or a block of 15 minutes or less.

College Student Films*
Short films that have been shot, directed and produced by college/university students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only.

High School Short Films*
Short films that have been shot, directed and produced by high school students. Elementary and/or Junior High Students may also submit in this category. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only.

*Films submitted in these categories will only be considered for a Student Film Award and the Audience Award.

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 12, 2019

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 51 minutes
Shorts: less than 51 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2018

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world.
If English is not the main language, the film must be sub-titled in English.

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement. For films in Premiere, we will work to help promote those films that will be making their first public screening during our festival.

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not be in current commercial distribution.

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED if sending in on DVD/Blu-ray.

Mailed/Shipped submission materials should be sent to:
The Victory International Film Festival
7900 Elna Kay Drive
Evansville IN 47715