1st Annual DaVinci International Film Festival

CALL FOR ENTRIES

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

DESCRIPTION:

DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF) is an organization devoted to showcasing and awarding the best, brightest, and most CREATIVE film and cross-platform media from around the world.  We advance the careers of filmmakers and Creatives through our online platform, Live Showcase Event, networking, and events.  DIFF accepts a wide-range of entertainment properties (Categories) to honor all those who come together to make compelling cinema.  Categories include long and short format narrative film, animation, live action, documentary, new media, screenwriting, and many more.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE(s):

DIFF operates as a quarterly online film festival with a Live Showcase Event.  Please visit our FAQ section for answers to our more popular questions regarding project submissions.  Our FEATURE and SHORT film winners (Vitruvian Award) will be given a spot in our annual red carpet event in the Los Angeles area.  Other category award winners will be presented with a digital package, including the DIFF Award Certificate and winners Laurel.

LIVE SHOWCASE LOCATION:

Laemmle Theater, Los Angeles CA. USA

THESE DATES APPLY TO EACH QUARTERLY COMPETITION
  • Call for Entries:  1st of the month (eg. May)
  • Earlybird Deadline:  ~11th of the month (eg. May)
  • Regular Deadline:  ~9th of the following month (eg. June)
  • Late Deadline:  ~7th of the following month (eg. July)
  • Extended Deadline: ~21st of same month (eg. July)
  • Notification: ~27th of same month (eg. July)
  • Winners Announced:  1st of the next month (eg. August)

For exact dates on current quarterly cycle, please visit our film festival partner, FilmFreeway. (~ = estimate)

IMPORTANT:  DIFF DOES NOT OFFER ENTRY WAIVERS.  For submission discounts and promos, follow us on our social networks.

AWARDS & PRIZES
  • The Leo Award
  • Vitruvian Award
  • Sponsorship Package
  • DIFF Certificate & Winners Laurel
CATEGORIES AWARDED*
  • Best of Fest / Audience Award
  • Feature Film †
  • Short Film †
  • Director
  • Documentary
  • Cultural Film
  • Animation
  • Music Video
  • Sound Design
  • Actor
  • Screenplay †
  • New Media
  • Original Score
  • Student
  • Color Correction
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Art Direction

*Categories subject to change † Vitruvian and The Leo Award qualifiers

RULES & TERMS

All Entrants understand DIFF is an online quarterly Film Festival, and all material submitted to this festival will be entered into a quarterly competition series in respective, competitive categories.  ALL UNSCRIPTED content, including treatment, logline, synopsis, sizzle reel or otherwise associated with your unscripted project MUST AGREE to our Submission Policy and Rights Release Agreement.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  By submitting your project (all categories) you agree for The DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF) to showcase, publish, screen or otherwise promote your project if it’s an Official Selection for our festival and obligated to your commitment for our annual live event. Live Showcase Event films (Vitruvian winners) will screen using DCP.   Contact us for information, or visit our festival partner, Simple DCP and receive a DIFF discount for your DCP file.

The DaVinci Film Institute grant program seeks to award one (or more) duly qualified candidate(s) each calendar year with a film grant.  The DFI program is funded by a portion of the festival’s submission proceeds.  DIFF, the DaVinci Film Institute and related affiliates, reserve the right to cancel this Award and/or roll admission to the following year at its sole discretion.  Questions?  Please contact info@davincifilminstitute.org.

Still have questions?  Check out our Submission FAQ Page.

SUBMIT THROUGH OUR FESTIVAL PARTNER BELOW

DaVinci Film Festival proudly accepts entries through our film festival partner, FilmFreeway which offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Submit with confidence by clicking a logo below.