The Yosemite International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Student Films, Action Sports Films, Foreign Films, Environmental Films, Music Videos, Screenplays, Television Pilots, and Experimental Films and other genres and categories.


Early Deadline January 20, 2018
Regular Deadline April 20, 2018
Late Deadline July 20, 2018
Extended Deadline September 15, 2018


(by deadlines)
Early Bird Short: $25 / Feature: $30
Regular Short: $30 / Feature: $35
Late Short: $35 / Feature: $40
Extended Short: $45 / Feature: $50
* Short films are under 50 minutes. Feature films are over 50 minutes.

Rules and Regulations for Film Entry

Please read all rules and regulations before submitting your project.

We no longer accept DVDs for submission purposes.  Please use FilmFreeway to submit.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry and fee.

The Yosemite Film Festival is a non-traditional film festival and Internet based awards competition created as a platform to provide worthy films and filmmakers with recognition for their filmmaking and screenwriting achievements. Films are not physically screened for the public.

Once the Judges have concluded the judging process, winners are announced publicly on our official website and through various promotional channels targeting the film and entertainment industry.

The Festival kindly asks that any awards won be mentioned in the projects' promotional materials, although it is not a requirement.

Entry fee is nonrefundable.

Filmmaker will assume shipping costs, if any, to the festival.

Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Yosemite International Film Festival.

The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

Foreign entrants must assume all responsibility for clearing films and videotapes through U.S. and foreign customs officials.

Yosemite International Film Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

By submitting your film to the Yosemite International Film Festival you agree that you have read, accept, will abide by all rules and regulations.