Film Submission FAQs

General Questions

How do I submit a film?

We accept all our film submissions through FilmFreeway. To submit your film, just click here. Be sure to read all rules and terms here before submitting a film.

Can you mail or fax me a submissions form?

No. We are only accepting online applications through FilmFreeway

What are the submissions deadlines and fees for the 2019 PressPlay Film Festival?

Does it make a difference to which deadline I submit?

No. All submissions are processed and viewed in the same manner. The only difference is the higher submissions fees. We encourage you to submit as early as possible

Can I submit a film that is a work-in-progress?

No. We are currently only accepting completed films

Can I submit a trailer instead of a completed film?

No. We will not be able to consider your film if you send in a trailer instead of a completed film.

Do I have to obtain rights and clearances for the music or other copyrighted material included in my film?

At the time of submission, you are not yet required to obtain all rights and clearances. If your film is selected you must sign a release certifying that you have obtained all rights and clearances prior to exhibiting the film at the festival. Please review the Rules and Terms carefully.

When will I know if I got selected?

All applicants will be notified via email of the selected films on August 30th 2019

If I’ve been accepted to another festival but PressPlay is my preferred festival premiere, can I check to see if my film is in the running?

Yes. Although we may not be able to offer you a definitive answer depending on the timeline, we will try to give you as much information as possible to inform your decision.

How do I know if my film is eligible for consideration?

Please refer to our rules and terms for complete eligibility rules.

If I’ve been accepted to another festival but PressPlay is my preferred festival premiere, can I check to see if my film is in the running?

No. Due to the large volume of submissions, our programmers cannot offer individual critiques.

When does the PressPlay Film Festival take place?

The 2nd Annual PressPlay Film Festival takes place October 18 to October 20, 2019

I have a question, but it’s not listed here in the FAQ, what do I do?

Check our Rules and Terms page here for the nitty gritty. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, please feel free to e-mail pressplayfilmfest@gmail.com