All films must be made by students who are currently enrolled in a university or those who have been graduated for less than one year. All students, from any country and with any degree are eligible and welcome to submit their films.




Any submission without this criteria will be disqualified from the festival.

Films should have a run time of 5 minutes or less (credits included)

All the films made after January 2016 are eligible to enter into the festival

There Are no limits to the number of movies any individual can submit


If you are planning to submit your film to our special categories please read each categories regulations carefully.


IESFF has the right to disqualify any film due to being overly obscure, vulgar and/or offensive.

If your film is selected for the festival, you are required to submit a Quicktime ProRes file and a DCP of the short film



All movies submitted to the festival should conform to copyright laws and uphold the rights required for all the content used in the film. These content include (but are not limited to): All the music used in the films, content and also actors and actresses. The filmmaker must be ready to submit any necessary documentation to prove ownership or the right to use any of the items above and the festival will get in contact with the filmmakers in case of any confusion.

Any film that violates these principles will be disqualified from the festival.


All foreign language entries must have English subtitles. Projects must be submitted through online screener (online screener is the preferred method; we recommend using Vimeo or YouTube and password-locking your film).

Works-in-progress are also eligible for submission but the final version has to be submitted one month before the festival.

You will receive an email upon completing the process. In case of any problems you can contact support@IESFF.com



The final deadline for the festival is December 1st, 2018 and the deadline won’t be expanded beyond this date.

The final version of the works-in-progress film should be submitted by January 1st, 2019.

You will be notified of acceptance by December 20th, 2018.



  • Official Selection: All movies that adhere to the general regulations and are less than five minutes can be submitted in this category.
  • MY WORLD, MY STORY: If your film is about your life, A story you experienced, a person you know or anything that reflects your individual life experience, you can submit your film to this category. Your film should be less than 5 minutes and tell a personal and unique story.
  • One Minutes Ads: TBD



IESFF is a great opportunity to showcase your talent to filmmakers, student and companies across the globe. So if your film is selected, use the press kit function of FilmFreewy to submit all the relevant data.



By submitting to IE Student Film Festival, you are agreeing that in case of acceptance, IESFF may use your film for promotional materials and in photos and video of the d