Irvine International Film Festival

Irvine International Film Festival

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Irvine, California
Start Month: January


Offering more than simply a film competition, IIFF is a thrilling place to swap perspectives, merge ideas, engage in eye-opening debates, forge new friendships, and uncover unknown talents. It all unfolds in sun-dappled Irvine, California, not far from the entertainment capital of the world. Recent Academy favorites, including The Act of Killing and The Lady in Number Six: Music Changed My Life established early momentum at this festival.

Submission Requirements:

All films must have been completed after January 1, 2015

On-line screeners only


If you like to submit a DVD or Blu-ray it must be NTSC .

Do not send us original masters because the DVD’s will not be returned.

DVD’s should be labeled with the title, running time, email and your phone number.

We do accept work in progress but your film needs to be close to completion for us to be able to make a decision. If your film is selected it must be complete before 12-1-2016

DO NOT send us your press kit until your film has been selected.

All Non-English films MUST have English subtitles

You may submit more than one film. Each film must be submitted separately with your form and appropriate fee

If you like to get a confirmation of your submission. Please enclose a self-address stamped postcard, which we can send back to you.

If you are under the age of 18 a legal guardian must submit for you.

Submission Deadline: November


IIFF is primed to dole out up to $25,000 in goods and services to its talented winners in a variety of categories.

Awards / Prizes:

IIFF is primed to dole out up to $25,000 in goods and services to its talented winners in a variety of categories.

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