Visionaries Film Festival is the best film festival for young filmmakers. Our program favors submissions by high school and college students as well as recent college graduates, but we also accept submissions from professionals.


Submissions deadlines are listed under each submission category on FilmFreeway. Early entry is encouraged but in no way guarantees acceptance.

Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway online screener in order to be properly viewed and judged. Please DO NOT mail submission DVDs of your film.

All submissions must have been completed after January 1st, 2020. All films must be in English or subtitled in English. Films must not have been commercially screened in the US, or available for video or internet distribution prior to the 4th Annual Visionaries Film Festival. There is no premiere policy for submission.

The fees are selected based on deadlines.

If accepted, films must be able to provide a digital file of their film (.mov/.mp4).

Filmmakers will be notified of their film(s) submission status ON or BY the listed notification date on FilmFreeway. If there are any issues or incomplete submissions, you will be notified. This Notification date may be subject to change.


By submitting your film, script, or any other sort of content to Visionaries Film Festival via FilmFreeway, directly through email, or by any other channel, you grant Visionaries Film Festival the right to use your film and all related content such as trailers and posters and all other related material in any way seen fit by Visionaries Film Festival in conjunction with the film festival. These uses include but are not limited to playing your film in our film festival, using your film and related materials on our website, or using your film and related materials on our social media profiles as seen fit by any member of the Visionaries Film Festival team.

Overall Rating
  • Jill Somer

    Great to work with, very organized.

    November 2020
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    October 2020
  • Was an absolute pleasure to be involved with this Festival and have one of my films screen here. I ended winning an Award for Runner Up Best Microfilm so it's been an incredible experience. Have nothing but great things to say especially about Vihan who was extremely informative and responsive making me feel welcome. Definitely plan to submit to here again.

    August 2019
  • Sherry Bedard

    This is a great festival and well organized. It's in its beginning years but with its recent success I'm sure it won't be long before this festival grows! Looking forward to net year!

    August 2019
  • Vittorio Adinolfi

    The Visionaries Film Festival has a well-organised festival for the filmmakers.

    August 2019