1. The festival accepts all types of film from all over the world, and of any length. (But submitters must read categories description carefully)
  2. For the first year, there is no requirement for the year of production.
  3. There is no premiere requirement.
  4. Films can be submitted only through FilmFreeWay.com.
  5. The submitted film must be either in English or have English subtitles.
  6. No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.
  7. How to participate in the annual event(Read carefully):
    • a) You must know that you don’t submit to the annual festival. Our Programming team will invite all winners of monthly events and quarterly events for the annual festival (The main Independent Talents IFF). But if you want to get a chance to participate in that, you have to submit your film in one monthly event. In fact, the only way to be eligible for the annual Festival is to win an award in monthly events.
    • b) As the first stage, all the submitted films in the monthly event will be displayed to the Jury to consider for possible award recognition.
    • c) As the second stage, the ITIFF Jury will select and award films in the above categories: The Jury can also determine Special Mentions and Special Jury Prizes.
    • d) As the third stage, the Awards will be announced on the monthly Event Date via the Internet. It is requested, though not obligatory, that the Award, the Festival, and the Programme should be mentioned in all promotion material of the films awarded.
    • e) After that is the time for the quarterly event, winners of each category will be nominated in the same category and there will be 1 winner in each category.
    • f) Finally, winners of the quarterly event will be invited to the annual event and all of them will compete for the annual award in the same category.
  8. ITIFF doesn’t download data or accept Dropbox Please only send links to your media hosted on 3rd party servers such as Vimeo or YouTube.
  9. In order to be fully and properly considered, films must be available to view through FilmFreeWays’s online screening interface.
  10. We don’t provide fee waivers. Please do not contact us for that.
  11. The selection committees and juries decision are final.
  12. Please, Monitor FilmFreeWay for the status of your submission.
  13. If you haven’t received notifications shortly after the final submission deadline passes, contact us.
  14. In order to participate, the entrants must bear a nonrefundable entry fee.
  15. Filmmakers and screenwriters retain 100% all of the rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the Independent Talents International Film Festival.
  16. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
  17. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film or screenplay to the Independent Talents International Film Festival.
  18. By submitting a film or script or any media through FilmFreeway, the Filmmaker agrees to grant the Festival the right to use the title, synopsis, and trailer of the Film for advertisement purposes, including using of those materials on the Festival's website.