NEO International Film Festival

NEO International Film Festival

Attention: Northeastern Ohio Residents! We offer a 50% discount on all submission fees. Please email us for the code.

The NEO International Film Festival is open to the following genres and categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Documentary, Best Music Video, NEOIFF Award Feature, NEOIFF Award Short, NEOIFF Award Doc, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Score, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume and Best Make Up/SFX.

NEO International Film Festival


All entries must be submitted with an online screener via FilmFreeway.

All submission fees are listed in the deadline/fee schedule. Submission fees are non-refundable. We recommend that entries submit press kits including a short synopsis, a filmmakers bio, a list of the principal cast and credits, a black/white productions still and any other media information available. Any photo submitted may be used for festival promotion. Electronic files only.

We guarantee that every submission will be screened by our judges and fairly graded. The winning films from each category will be screened at our event to a large viewing audience. Prizes in each category will be an Official NEOIFF Certificate of Recognition. If you are unable to attend the event the certificate will be delivered electronically. Physical trophies will be presented to category winners who are in attendance. Trophies will not be shipped.

Submissions using the NEO Ohio Resident Discount MUST include a copy of a current drivers license or state issued ID with the submission. Submissions using the Student Discount MUST include a copy of a current student ID with the submission.

Non-English language films must have subtitles.

The number, date and time of screenings are at the discretion of the festival. NEOIFF reserves the right to add or eliminate categories at our discretion.

NEO International Film Festival are hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless NEO International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

If a film is accepted, the programmers request the right to screen the film for educational and promotional purpose, for the period of one year. And will do so, unless directed otherwise.