Film Festival

Emerging Artists Film Festival EAFF

is the FILM FESTIVAL to showcase Emerging Artist, Film Maker, Writers, Directors, Talents, Videographers and Producers.

Emerging Artists Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

EAFF is an up & coming Monthly online Screening Film Festival and Award Event for Emerging Artist Film makers in Calgary and WORLD WIDE. Like you, we want to standout to be noticed; our passion projects to be showcased.

PROMOTE your submission with FilmFreeway's social media.

Use the Like comments as testimonials, Use Reply to likes , laurel and no. of like to PROMOTE your film and website and be DISCOVERED.


* Follow the Rules and Guidelines.

* Technically good. Especially Audio.

* Embedded Closed Caption in English especially for non-English submission.

* Keep audience engaged with good story/message.

* Provide a DOWNLOADABLE original file if SELECTED to PROMOTE your film.

If you are not selected, we will let you know the reason(s) so that you don't make the same mistakes again. If you are selected, send us a DOWNLOADABLE file, we will SCREEN and POST IT for VOTING and PROMOTION at the festival Channel (may be Roku Channel in the future). Once SELECTED, we show case your film in the next month for screening and voting. After NEXT month, we show case the winners.

Promote your films to your FANS, and your fellow Film Makers. Hopefully being DISCOVERED.

We are a Not-For-Profit organization. All net proceeds go back to improve the festival, producing and promoting films. Everyone volunteers at Emerging Artists. No one is being paid.

We are investigating to have an Roku Channel to post and screen our Official Selections at a cost. It will provide our Official Selection to research 40million+ viewer to PROMOTE their firm and be on TV. Please stay tune. I think NO OTHER Film Festival offer such an opportunity. Please feel free to ask question.

Awards & Prizes

Categories: Animated Short Film, Dramatic Short Film and Documentary Short Film under 40 mins. Films in all genres are welcome. Laurels are available for all selected films and winning films.

We acknowledge that you want to know whether you are being selected or not. We would NOT keep you waiting. If you are not selected, we will let you know the reason(s) so that you don't make the same mistakes again. Once SELECTED, we would ask you to send us a downloadable file for SCREENING and VOTING. Each month, we close on last Friday of the month, SELECT on-line screening and VOTE in the next month.

Each month we will have an online screening via our festival channel for selected submissions from the prior month. People would VOTE through likes of the month.

We will select the BEST films each Mouth as Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions for each Category. Each Quarter, from the Semi-Finalists we award FINALISTS from each category. At the END of the Year, we select the BEST for the YEAR from the FINALISTs likes for each category.

We award our Monthly winner (up to1min.), Quarterly winner (up to 2min) and Yearly winner(up to 3 min) to talk about their films by presenting their artistic statement of the film and appreciation of their casts and crews.

If we have venue sponsor, we will have our yearly screening and award ceremony at a Theater in Calgary or vicinity. All participants are invited.

We are LOOKING into have a Roku Channel for those who want to SHOW CASE their Film in CLOUD TV. Roku has 47 Million Subscribers.

Rules & Terms

By submitting your film, you agree that:

  • EAFF can use your film for promotional purposes.

  • Selection is at the sole discretion of Emerging Artists Film Festival .

  • You own all the rights to your film.

  • Provide a Downloadable file if selected.

  • Emerging Artists Film Festival can showcase your films on the our website, our festival Channel and may be Roku channel in the future.

  • You MUST have ownership rights to submit your Film.

  • If your film is selected, you allow Emerging Artists Film Festival to make it available in our festival Channel for VOTING and to promote your m and the Film Festival.

  • The Filmmaker grants to Emerging Artists Film Festival the right to use your film.

  • Emerging Artists Film Festival submissions are films with good production standard.

  • Any non-English film has to accompany with embedded Closed Caption in English to be display for review and screening.

  • The projects that do not follow the rules & terms above will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Emerging Artist Film Festival.

  • Filmmaker agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Emerging Artists Film Festival and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) (collectively, “Losses”) incurred as a result of any claim, judgment or proceeding relating to or arising out of: (a) Filmmaker's breach of this Agreement, including of any of the warranties or representations; (b) any adversarial action whereby Emerging Artists Film Festival is alleged to have infringed or secondarily infringed on the copyright, trademark, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of another party in connection with the Film whether or not Filmmaker was aware of the potentially infringement and whether or not the Film is actually infringing.