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Dates & Deadlines

  • October 1, 2022

    Opening Date

  • December 30, 2022

    Earlybird Deadline


  • May 31, 2023

    Regular Deadline

  • July 1, 2023

    Late Deadline

  • September 10, 2023

    Extended Deadline

  • September 12, 2023

    Notification Date

  • September 29, 2023

    Event Date

Film Categories:

Each film category represents how it was curated (i.e the competition that the films were submitted to).  

-US Narrative Feature Film 

-Foreign Feature Film 

-Best Short Film 

-Best Student Film

-Best Experimental work

-Best Web Series

-Best Director

-Music Videos


-Best Trailer




-Editing (Short/Feature)

Rules & Terms

All foreign-language works MUST be subtitled in English to be considered.

1. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2020.
- There is no premiere policy.

2. Exhibition Format: h.264 Quicktime file

3. Please disregard any automatic notifications from FilmFreeway. If you don't hear from us DIRECTLY via email
Synergy Film Festival. Please bear with us as we carefully review all works submitted to us with extreme care and consideration.

4.Synergy Film Festival provides Award ceremony only. No Full Film or Live screening.

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

→ All films must have been made in or after 2020.

→ 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 (or short trailer/edited clip)  in front of a live audience.

→ Nominations: All films nominated for every category. 
Official Selection: Films selected for screening will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category. 
Award Winners: Chosen from both the Nominations and the Official Selection.

→ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

→ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.

→ 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.

SFF was aimed to provide full screening festival however because of Covid19 situations, there will be no full screening of projects. We provide Award ceremony only.

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


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