How old film can be to submission?

How old can my film be and still qualify for submission?

13-10-22 | Author Webdeveloper

We are often asked how old a film can be and still qualify for submission to festival. The answer is that there is no hard and fast rule, but generally speaking, festival looking for films that were completed within the last four years.

Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. If a film is particularly relevant to our festival's theme or has won awards at other festivals, we may be willing to consider it for inclusion, even if it is older than two years.

If you have any questions about whether your film would be eligible for submission, please don't hesitate to contact.

The benefits of submitting older films

We often think of films as products of their time, and in many ways, they are. But that doesn't mean that older films can't still be relevant and enjoyable today. In fact, there are many benefits to submitting older films to festivals and other events.

For one, older films often offer a unique perspective on the world. They can provide a fascinating glimpse into another time and place, and can help us to understand the world in a new way. They can also be a great source of entertainment, providing us with a welcome escape from our everyday lives.

Older films can also be a great way to support up-and-coming filmmakers. Many young filmmakers get their start by working on older films, and by submitting them to festivals and other events, we can help to give them a chance to showcase their work.

Finally, submitting older films can help to preserve them for future generations. Many old films are in danger of being lost forever, and by submitting them to festivals and other events, we can help to ensure that they will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

The drawbacks of submitting older films

While there are many benefits to submitting older films to festivals, there are also some drawbacks to consider. One of the biggest drawbacks is that your film may not be as relevant as newer films. Festivals are always looking for the latest and greatest films, and older films may not fit that bill. Additionally, your film may not be as polished as it could be if it was made more recently. Older films may also be less likely to get accepted into festivals simply because there are so many newer films to choose from.

Another potential drawback of submitting an older film is that you may not have as much control over the film as you would if it was made more recently. If your film was made a while ago, you may not have the same level of control over the final product as you would if you made it more recently. This can be a problem if you're not happy with how your film turned out and you want to make changes. Finally, if your film is particularly old, it may be more difficult to find people who are willing to watch it and provide feedback. All of these factors should be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to submit an older film to a festival.