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Film Festival

I want to submit a film from overseas. Is it eligible for Emberlight?

We accept and encourage subsmissions from anywhere in the world, so long as the online payments can be sent to the United States.

What genres do you accept?

We accept all genres and will consider every submission for screenings.

Do you waive submission fees for student filmmakers?

We do not waive submission fees, but a student discount is available by emailing Film@Emberlight.org.

Do you have a separate category for student short films?

No, except we do have a special award for Young Michigan Filmmakers. Entrants must be 30 years of age or younger and residing in Michigan for eligibility.

Do you only accept premieres?

We do not require premieres. We only ask that you submit films that completed production after December 31, 2015.

If my film is an Official Selection, does Emberlight pay a screening fee?

Emberlight does not pay screening fees for our Official Selections.

Will my film be disqualified from Emberlight if it is available online?

Absolutely not! Emberlight does not have any release restrictions.

Is there a length limit for films?

Emberlight will only consider Short Narrative Films and Short Documentaries with a runtime of 40 minutes of less and Micro Films with a runtime of 5 minutes or less.