Echelon Studios International Film Festival

Opportunity type:  Competition

For:  Filmmakers

Deadline: 29/02/24

Rewards:  Total of $ 2500 cash prizes + Exposure + Distribution deal.

Location Eligibility: Worldwide

About this opportunity

The Echelon Studios International Film Festival supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works from emerging filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion, vision, and independent spirit of these talented artists. Through the integration of the local community and educational institutions, the festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate.

All submissions will be screened on the streaming platform Mometu for voting purposes.  The film that receives the most views on Mometu will win the Audience Award category that the feature film is entered in.


  • The Best Feature Film winner will receive a free-round trip airline ticket anywhere in the U.S.
  • $1,000 USD Cash prize for Best Feature Film
  • The Audience Award winner will receive a free-round trip airline ticket anywhere in the U.S.
  • $1,000 USD Cash prize for Audience Award winner
  • $500 USD Cash prize to the Winner of each category
  • All films will be offered a distribution deal with Echelon Studios.
  • Additional Sponsorship Awards to be announced.


  • You must fully comply with these Entry Rules and regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material, and other requirements.
  • You can only submit a feature/short/documentary once, in any category.
  • If music or additional film material used in your film is not original, then permission from the source must be obtained.
  • The responsibility for this rests entirely with the filmmaker. Failure to obtain clearance could result in your film being withdrawn from the Festival. In this event, ESIFF will not be liable to refund the fee.
  • Entrants should upload their film to FilmFreeway on the day that the entry form is completed. Please include your press kit including still photos. Please write a 10-15 word (ONLY) synopsis for use in our festival program – should your film be selected. We would like to ensure that the judges view your film in the highest quality possible so we will only accept final cuts. Please make sure that your film is ready at the time of entry.
  • Please do not send DVDs or copies of your film directly to us unless requested to do so. At the time of submission, we will only accept your entry if your film is uploaded to FilmFreeway.

Entry Fee

Shorts: $25 USD; Features: $50 USD per film.

How to Apply

Apply using the link: International Film Festival

All questions regarding this award should be sent to


Feb 29 2024

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