The Neo-South Independent Film Festival (Neo-South) accept ALL genres of feature films and short films.

Films must be submitted via online screener (Vimeo or YouTube).

An online screener (Vimeo, Youtube) file (MP4, MOV,etc.) is needed.

All films must be subtitled in English.

All films for 2021 festival must be made in or after 2018.

Short Films should be under 20 minutes in duration.

Student films must provide proof of school/university ID.

Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival.


All submission materials WILL NOT be returned.

We cannot provide refunds.

We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

We do not accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place.

Multiple entries are allowed; however, a separate entry form must be submitted for each.

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

We may use clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you have provided 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.

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.


The filmmaker holds the Neo-South Independent Film Festival (Neo-South), its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry.

The filmmaker certifies to have full rights.

Filmmakers are responsible for the copyright of their own materials.

Producer will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience.

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.


All films nominated for an award in every category. Not all nominated films will be screened.


Nominated 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.


Chosen from the Nominations (which includes the Official Selection).

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