18th Annual


December 01, 2018 to December 15, 2018


Work In Progress


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 21, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Short Form 30.00 *
Spring Fever Deadline
May 26, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Short Form 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
August 4, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Short Form 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
September 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Short Form 55.00 50.00
End of Summer Deadline
September 22, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Short Form 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
October 13, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 70.00
Short Form 70.00 60.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately November 17, 2018

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 45 minutes
Features: From 45 minutes to 150 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2015

Projects must originate from USA

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

None Entered.

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules


Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

By submitting your project to VISIONFEST, you attest that:

You have ownership rights and/or written permission to submit to VISIONFEST and that your submitted project was completed after January 1, 2015.

You grant VISIONFEST permission to use excerpts of your work (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purposes and, if selected, you agree to provide a completed h264 (MP4) screening file, which will be used as the sole and exclusive asset to showcase your full or excerpted work for competition and programming on the VISIONFEST website and its content streaming affiliates (including but not limited to Roku, AppleTV, etc.)

You grant VISIONFEST the right to display in-video and/or advertising via its Distribution Affiliates.

You grant VISIONFEST the rights to make the project available and viewable through mobile applications and desktop applications on computers, mobile devices, tablets, connected televisions, and other media and technology (collectively, “Streaming Services”) including the VISIONFEST website and its affiliated content delivery outlets (including howtube.com, and/or on AppleTV, and Roku, collectively “Distribution Affiliates”).

Your submitted work or excerpts of it will be available online within a “subscriber based and/or exclusive on demand” forum. Viewers of VISIONFEST will have to “register and sign in” to view, vote for, and review full versions of the works presented within the VISIONFEST program and/or its prior editions’ archives. In other words, it’s just like attending a film festival and buying tickets to see the films, except the film viewing will be done in the comfort of your own desired space and your own devices.

Entries must be U.S. made and while these may have foreign locations, the production entities must be based in the U.S. Projects may have English subtitles for portions of content that are not spoken in English, however these segments may not exceed 1/3 of the running time of the entire project.

Entry fees are paid online via our affiliated submission forums and are non-refundable.

Multiple entries are allowed with the provision that each entry is submitted with the appropriate entry fee and that it adheres to the Rules & Guidelines and the Terms & Conditions set forth by VISIONFEST.

* If selected, you may be asked to provide additional promotional content for your work, such as trailers, teasers, and cast/crew bios and/or interviews to be used exclusively for the promotion of VISIONFEST and its affiliated events (i.e. festival parties, additional behind the scenes content forums, etc.) If you live close to the New York City metro area or are traveling to it prior to the film festival dates, you may be asked to partake in a series of IRL (In Real Life) segments that will be streamed and featured on our affiliated partner and social sites.

Our VISIONFEST Jury Panel will select their favorite works in multiple categories (i.e. Outstanding Achievement in Directing, Acting, Editing, etc.), and each award recipient will receive Jury Prize Laurels, in addition to the aforementioned prizes.

VISIONFEST is a Domani Vision Film Society event presented by howtube.com
You agree to hold VISIONFEST - Domani Vision Film Society LLC, and howtube.com harmless from, and defended against all claims, demands, costs, judgments, losses, expenses (including attorneys’ fees), and liabilities resulting out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any works submitted to VISIONFEST or on any project developed out of such works.

In connection with this promotion, you grant to VISIONFEST and howtube.com the right to use photographs, film clips, stills, artwork, and the names and likeliness of Filmmaker and the actors appearing in your Project.

The term of this agreement shall be for the duration of VISIONFEST.