Call for Entries

Submissions for 2019 are now closed. Interested in submitting to our 2020 edition?
Check this space for details in Spring 2020.


June 30, 2019 = Earlybird Deadline
July 30, 2019 = Regular Deadline
August 10, 2019 = Final Deadline
September 1, 2019 = Notification Date


Terms & Conditions


Received press and additional promotional materials are not required.

Films above 1 second and equal to/under 15 minutes are considered short length.

Preferred submission format is an online screener. Acceptable formats for submissions include Private Vimeo/YouTube links, and/or privately hosted video files. No DVDs or BluRays will be accepted. Submissions in a foreign language must be subtitled or dubbed in English. If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry is required for each title.

Accepted films will be provided with technical specifications for exhibition copies upon acceptance and may need to provide a professionally authored DCP.

Films are scheduled at the discretion of Beyond Fest. Beyond Fest retains the right to make changes to the published schedule at any time and for any reason. Beyond Fest will notify all filmmakers of acceptance/rejection status via email by no later than September 1, 2019.

Submitting your film to Beyond Fest in no way implies any ownership rights by Beyond Fest to the submitted film. You retain ownership of your film.

Beyond Fest is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Beyond Fest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, and screening. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

Neither party shall owe any liability to the other party arising under this agreement for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunities, except as expressly set forth herein. Neither party makes (and each party hereby specifically disclaims) any, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the services contemplated by this agreement, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranties arising from a course of dealing or course of performance or any warranties relating to title or non-infringement of intellectual property. Neither party makes any representation, warranty or assurance concerning any minimum or maximum number of viewers or screenings or celebrities or special guests or events.

All information by Beyond Fest, whether publicly posted or not, is subject to change without prior notice. All festival and screening decisions will be made by Beyond Fest; all decisions are final.

To be eligible to screen, your film does not have to be a World Premiere or a USA Premiere. If your film is already viewable online, that is ok; however, if your film is selected for the festival, you will be asked to make your film temporarily unviewable for the month surrounding the festival. Films can be original or adapted works. However, ALL non-original portions of your film MUST be cleared and you must have permission to use someone else’s work. If you submit a film with copyrighted or trademarked materials included and you do not have written permission to use them, you will not be eligible to screen at Beyond Fest. You must be legally authorized to represent the entire work, in writing.