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SUBMITTING YOUR
FILM

Submissions to the 1st Dreamscape International Film Festival 2024 are now open. You may click the button below to begin the application process. 

For answers to the most commonly asked questions about submitting projects to Dreamscape, please visit our FAQ page and read through our Rules & Regulations. 

The deadline dates and submissions fees for 2024 Festival consideration are listed below. 

2024 Dreamscape International Film Festival

FILM Deadlines & Entry Fees 
Early
Official
Late
Extended

November 15, 2023

January 10, 2024

March 1, 2024

March 31, 2024

U.S. Narrative
Feature Film

$70

$85

$100

$130

U.S. Documentary
Film

$60

$80

$95

$115

International 
Narrative
Feature Film

$70

$85

$100

$130

International 
Documentary 
Film

$60

$80

$95

$115

U.S. Episodic 
Content

$50

$70

$85

$95

International  Episodic Content

$50

$70

$85

$95

Micro-Budget
Feature Film

$60

$70

$80

$95

U.S. Fiction
Short Film

$40

$50

$65

$80

International
Fiction
Short Film

$40

$50

$65

$80

Animation
Short Film

$40

$50

$65

$80

Young Talent
Feature Film

$35

$45

$55

$70

Young Talent
Short Film

$25

$35

$45

$60

Flash from the 
Past Feature
Film

$50

$60

$70

$85

Flash from the 
Past Short
Film

$40

$50

$65

$80

Film Categories

U.S. NARRATIVE
feature film
U.S. DOCUMENTARY
film
INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE
feature film
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY
film
U.S. EPISODIC
content
INTERNATIONAL EPISODIC
content
MICRO-BUDGET
feature film
U.S. FICTION
short film
INTERNATIONAL FICTION
short film
ANIMATION
short film
YOUNG TALENT
feature film
YOUNG TALENT
short film
FLASH FROM THE PAST
feature film
FLASH FROM THE PAST
short film

Independent feature film produced in the United States region and territories focusing on fiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. Film runtime from 50 minutes to 130 minutes.

Independent documentary film produced in the United States region and territories focusing on nonfiction storytelling. Film runtime from 50 minutes to 130 minutes.

Independent documentary film produced in the outside of the United States region and territories focusing on fiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. Film runtime from 50 minutes to 130 minutes.

Independent documentary film produced in outside of the United States region and territories focusing on nonfiction storytelling. Film runtime from 50 minutes to 130 minutes.

Independent episodic content produced in the United States region and territories focusing on fiction or nonfiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. Film runtime from 25 minutes to 59 minutes.

Independent episodic content produced outside of the United States region and territories focusing on fiction or nonfiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. Film runtime from 25 minutes to 59 minutes.

Independent feature film produced domestically or internationally focusing on fiction or nonfiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. Final budget must be below or at USD $200K. Film runtime from 50 minutes to 130 minutes.

Independent short film produced in the United States region and territories focusing on fiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. Film runtime from 5 minutes to 49 minutes.

Independent short film produced outside of the United States region and territories focusing on fiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. Film runtime from 5 minutes to 49 minutes.

Independent short film produced internationally or domestically focusing on animation storytelling. Film runtime from 5 minutes to 60 minutes.

Independent feature film produced internationally or domestically focusing on fiction and nonfiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. All filmmakers submitting must be between the ages of 17 to 22. Film runtime from 50 minutes to 130 minutes.

Independent short film produced internationally or domestically focusing on fiction and nonfiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. All filmmakers submitting must be between the ages of 17 to 22. Film runtime from 5 minutes to 49 minutes.

Independent feature film produced internationally or domestically focusing on fiction and nonfiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. Film runtime from 50 minutes to 130 minutes.

Final budget must have been USD $200K or less and the film must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2010 and no later than December 31, 2021. Films that have received distribution through a sales agent of distributor do not qualify. However, self-distribution and releasing via aggregator meets eligibility criteria.

Independent short film produced internationally or domestically focusing on fiction and nonfiction storytelling. All genres acceptable. Film runtime from 5 minutes to 49 minutes.

Short film must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2000 and no later than December 31, 2021. The film must have been made for under $100K. 

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