General rules:

Authors must submit their screeners via FilmFreeway and should protect them with passwords. We do not require a hard copy. Submitters agree to the terms and conditions as well as privacy and other policies of FilmFreeway when submitting screeners.

Only authors of original movies may apply, which includes filmmakers, producers, and film schools. 

We will consider all movies that are about activism or activists, while we can't consider other movies for our film festival under any circumstances.

The screeners should not be available for public view via online stream services and must be either in English or accompanied by English subtitles.

Submitters won't be able to withdraw a screener once they have submitted it for participation.

It is possible to submit an unlimited number of screeners and the date of production is not a decisive factor.

Applicants that submit materials to Mov(i)e Activism via FilmFreeway warrants all required legal authorisations to use all the music, images, videos and texts contained in the materials for the purpose of organising the festival Mov(i)e Activism in all its locations.

We will set a submission deadline for each season separately. There will be only one submission deadline for the different locations inside one season. We will publish the deadline both on this site and on FilmFreeway.


All the organising members will vote on the submitted screeners to create a pool of films that will enter the subsequent phase. Activism is the main criteria in the first phase, but members will vote according to their own ones. Organising groups will then consider the selected movies separately and independently from other groups and will pick their favourites from the pool. Therefore, the festival program may vary from one location to another and some movies can repeat themselves throughout the season. Each organisation participating in this project is autonomous and responsible for the event in its own location.

The organisation teams will inform the authors about the eventual selection of their movies for each location separately. Furthermore, local organisation teams are free to pick additional films outside the competition when these comply with the criteria of the festival. By allowing such extra films, we want to encourage local filmmakers and focus on problematics that are of importance for local communities.


Separate organisation groups will consider awards separately. The recommended form is the audience award, but this may vary from location to location. The organisation will award the selected movies with a special mention at the end of the season.

The awards categories are:

Best Documentary Short Film (less than 30 minutes)
Best Documentary Feature Film (30 minutes or more)

Don't hesitate to contact us for information about your application, the selection process, or other inquiries related to the festival.