About the Festival
The Overcome Film Festival is a venue for all storytellers, filmmakers, and artists to tell the world their stories of survival and triumph over adversity.
It is the focus of the film festival to give survivors a voice and a venue to share their life experiences and provide hope to others.
Everyone is invited to participate with their work. Animation, narrative and non-narratives, audiovisual poetry films, and experimental works are accepted.
The Overcome Film Festival especially encourages the entries of anyone who wants to share their experiences in overcoming challenges, illnesses, disabilities
or any other factor that has contributed to their growth as a person and motivated them to celebrate their existence.
The Overcome Film Festival is an international event and everyone all over the world is encouraged and welcome to participate.
Awards & Prizes
The Overcome Film Festival will publish the name of the winners online and certificates will be awarded.
As the festival is about providing a voice to survivors, financial awards and prizes will be foregone in lieu of certificates.
Rules & Terms
Submit your work via the submission platforms provided.
Winners will be notified via email.
The Overcome Film Festival cannot accept the following works:
Anything that you are not the author and copyright holder of the work you submit.
Offensive, illegal, discriminatory, or harmful.
Anything that discloses the personal information and likeness of any individual that you do not have written permission to do so.
Anything that you are not comfortable allowing us to show in public.
Submission means you read and agree to the complete rules and terms of the festival.
Please be aware that if your film is selected to run in the festival, you will be requested to subtitle and narrate your film as the focus of the festival is to include everyone.
Dates & Deadlines
July 16, 2017 Opening Date
August 23, 2017 Earlybird Deadline
September 5, 2017 Regular Deadline
September 19, 2017 Late Deadline
October 3, 2017 Extended Deadline
October 10, 2017 Notification Date
October 23 to 29, 2017 Event Date
Short films - international
Feature films - international
Short films - national
Feature films - national
Audio visual narrative poetry films
Official Submission Platforms