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Synergy of Filmmakers

For New Voices



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Welcome to Synergy Film Festival. We are an annual competition based  Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA. 


We want the best domestic film stories to promote filmmakers’ works for networking and distribution opportunities.

Synergy Film Festival is an open door for independent filmmakers. It's a special jury formed by academicians, producers, and professional filmmakers.

The Festival offers you the chance to meet other filmmakers and industry professionals to exchange ideas and collaborate in a highly creative and inspiring atmosphere.

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Watching a Movie


SFF distributes awards in 13 different categories every year and offers participants an exciting festival experience.


There are more than 3 thousand festivals in America alone and approximately 15 thousand films reach the audience through festivals every year, but sometimes films do not receive enough attention and disappear.

what sets us apart from other festivals?

First of all, we evaluate every project, no matter how small or big it is.  


We want the best  film stories to promote filmmakers and help them to reach bigger audiences. Moreover, SFF allows directors, producers and actors from all walks of life, young and old, to come together and create a network. SFF bring together professionals, filmmakers, producers and actors to exchange the ideas and collaborate in a highly creative and inspiring atmosphere. SFF strives to capture the spirit of film and filmmakers in a time when everything is digitalized.

Our only goal is to bring out the amateur filmmaker spirit in everyone. That's why our platform is called Synergy Film Festival. We believe in you and the Synergy.

The festival accepts movies under different categories such as Feature films 60 min +more, Short films, Documentaries, Experimental,  web series, Best Actor and Best Director Projects.


If you’re an aspiring director, you will know that it is crucial for your work to be appreciated no matter the size of the audience or the budgets of the films you compete against. At SYNERGY Film we care about your skills and vision.

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Show your talent and let us help you to reach bigger audiences



This event will feature competitive showings of narrative fiction, Documentary films from a wide range of genres, designed to highlight new and upcoming talent from around the U.S.A. at an event in Los Angeles.

Short Films

Short film content from a wide spectrum in genres ranging from short Films (-40 min) Student films, , comedies, horrors, thrillers, dramas, from experienced filmmakers to to the finest student films.

Best Actor & Director

This category is for both young and professionals who want to showcase their talent, the best actor and the best director have the chance to win awards in this category. Our aim is to introduce all type of talents to a wider audience.

Edit & Cinematography

Best trailers, Editing and cinematography are essential steps for a successful film. In this category, the vision and artistic capacities of directors and editors are evaluated and rewarded. The results are aimed to be selected by the leaders of the industry and delivered to a wider audience.

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Synergy Film Festival is a U.S. based film festival.

The festival accepts movies from all over U.S.A under different categories such as Feature, Short films, Animation, Music videos, Student movies, Web series/video, and Experimental movies.

If you’re an aspiring director, you will know that it is crucial for your work to be appreciated no matter the size of the audience or the budgets of the films you compete against. At Synergy Film Festival we care about your skills and vision.

In the end, our main aim was and still is to bring all kind of filmmakers together regardless of their experience.

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Awards & Prizes


Crystal Trophies for

-1rd Place Winner
-2nd Place Winner
-3rd Place Winner
-Grand Jury Winner
-Festival Winner
-Certificate of Participation

-IMDB Credits
-Social Media Promotion during next season

-Distribution Opportunities


Deadline                      Date                       Feature              Short                   Edit

Early                     Dec 25, 2023                    $30                   $25                       $20

Regular            May 10, 2024                     $45                   $40                       $30

Late                      Aug 15, 2024                         $55                  $50                       $40

Extended           Sep 19, 2024                        $75                  $60                        $45 

Notification & Event Date

Notification Date: September 20 , 2024

* FilmFreeway Gold Members get 10% off entry fee.

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→ All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2022. 

→ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.

→ All films must have been made in or after 2021.

→ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

→ By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film and/or partial/trailer/short clip) in front of a live audience.

→ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

→ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

→ We cannot provide refunds.

→ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

→ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions. 

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