Global Film Exhibition


      We're thrilled to bring you the second edition of the Global Film Exhibition, an IMDb-qualifying virtual film event, set to run from January 15 to 29, 2024. Hosted on the renowned Filmocracy platform, we're offering a varied and rich array of genres, providing attendees with an unparalleled immersive cinematic journey.

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How to Submit:

We are accepting digital MP4 submissions with a minimum resolution of 1080p via our official portal. Please refrain from using YouTube or Vimeo links for submissions.

Elevating the Experience:

Responding to valuable feedback from our filmmaker community, we have significantly enhanced our exhibition. We aim to go beyond the realm of traditional film festivals, evolving our offerings to exceed your expectations and aspirations.

Key Highlights:

Safeguarding Your Work: Utilizing DRM technology, we prioritize the security of your film throughout the event.

IMDb Qualifying Event: More than just a label, this is a recognition of quality and credibility.

Global Showcase: Hosted on Filmocracy, a platform with a history of organizing numerous global film festivals, we ensure that our Official Selections are spotlighted. Your film will not only be played but will also reach a diverse, international audience.

Monetization Opportunities: Winning films will be spotlighted and given the opportunity to monetize on Filmocracy, with additional showcasing on The MTS Network and potential placement on Hoopla, pending review.

Broadening Your Reach: Present your narrative on platforms like Hoopla, catering to 7 million patrons, attract Filmocracy’s dedicated indie-film audience, and receive insightful feedback via The MTS Network.

Revolutionizing Indie Cinema with our Virtual Film Market:

Mark your calendars for January 17, 1-3 p.m. (CST), and get ready to showcase your Indie streaming platforms and distributors at our Virtual Film Market. Elevate your pitch with dedicated space, a 4-minute presentation slot, and the ability to upload trailers and posters. Tickets for the Film Market event can be purchased on FilmFreeway.


Interactive Virtual Experiences:

Delve into online workshops and filmmaker meetups held throughout the exhibition, creating a dynamic platform for engagement and connection.


Maximize Your Film's Success: Monetize Filmocracy, Hoopla, and The MTS Network! As a triumphant participant in the Global Film Exhibition, your film is destined for greatness. Winners are guaranteed a spot for post-exhibition showcasing on Filmocracy and MTS Network. Additionally, winners have the opportunity to be showcased on Hoopla, although Hoopla reserves the right to reject a film if it does not fit their guidelines Full details and disclosures are on our website.

Serving a Wide Audience:

Hoopla: Reaches over 7 million customers and is accessible through libraries across the United States. Your film will have the potential to captivate a diverse range of viewers, expanding your reach and impact. Hoopla reserves the right to reject your film at their discretion.

Filmocracy: Get your film in front of a super-targeted audience of Indie-Film aficionados. Their gamified platform rewards users to rate films, meaning that if your film is popular, it's bound to gain attention.

The MTS Network: The power of constructive feedback. Instead of just a star rating system, they offer real written comments from your viewers. This valuable feedback goes beyond just ratings, providing insightful observations and suggestions that can help you grow and refine your craft. It's not just about knowing how good you are; it's about understanding how you can be even better!

Digital Certificates will be Awarded in the following categories:

Feature Film
Short Film
Short (under 5 minutes)
Animated Short
Horror / Sci-Fi Feature
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Music Video


1. Eligibility: The contest is open to all filmmakers, regardless of nationality or experience. No Pornographic Films will be accepted.

2. Submission: All submissions must be made through the official submission portals. Films submitted via any other means will not be accepted.

3. Categories: The contest will feature the following categories, feature, short, and animation. Entrants are required to specify the category of their film is being submitted under.

4. Accepted Format: Please read the rules before submitting. Films must be submitted in a digital format to our official submission portal. We accept films exclusively in the Digital MP4 format, with a resolution of at least 1080p. This ensures that your film's visual and audio elements are presented in the best possible quality.

5. Exhibition Links: Please refrain from submitting YouTube or Vimeo links. We are committed to providing a secure and controlled environment for your work, which is why we do not utilize these platforms for our exhibition.

6. DRM Protection: We take the security of your film seriously. As part of our commitment to safeguarding your creative effort, we implement DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection to ensure that your film remains secure throughout the exhibition process.

7. Subtitles: The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

8. Duration: Feature Films must not exceed 120 minutes in length. Short films must not exceed 36 minutes.

9. Rights: Entrants must own all rights to their films. By submitting their films, entrants confirm that they have obtained all necessary permissions and licenses.
Content: The festival reserves the right to disqualify any film that contains offensive or illegal content.

10. Judging: A panel of judges will be appointed to review all submissions and select the winners. The decision of the judges will be final and binding.

11. Awards: The festival will present awards in each category. The winners will be announced during the festival's closing ceremony.

12. Notification: Entrants will be notified of the status of their submission via email. Please check your Spam folder. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that their contact information is up-to-date and accurate. Please reach out to us if you have not received any emails by the notification date.

13. Publicity: By submitting their films, entrants grant the festival the right to use their names, images, and excerpts from their films for promotional purposes.

14. Submission: By submitting their films, entrants agree to comply with these rules and regulations. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in disqualification from the contest.

Understanding the Judging Process:

At our film exhibition, we are committed to showcasing exceptional cinematic creations from talented filmmakers. Our judging process is meticulous. A fair evaluation that ensures each film receives the recognition it deserves.

Here's an overview of how our judging process works:

1. Submission Review: Upon receiving film submissions, our panel of judges begins the process by carefully watching each entry. They consider various aspects, including storytelling, direction, acting, cinematography, editing, and overall production quality.

2. Preliminary Scoring: During this stage, judges assign preliminary scores to each film based on specific criteria. This initial scoring helps narrow down the selection to a shortlist of standout entries that demonstrate excellence in filmmaking.

3. In-Depth Evaluation: Shortlisted films undergo a more detailed evaluation. Judges delve deeper into the films' themes, technical execution, originality, and emotional impact. They engage in discussions to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each entry.

4. Category Consideration: If the exhibition features different categories (such as documentary, narrative, animation, etc.), judges evaluate films within their respective genres. Each category is judged based on relevant criteria unique to its genre.

5. Final Scoring: After thorough deliberation, judges assign final scores to the shortlisted films. These scores reflect the overall quality and artistic merit of each entry. The films with the highest scores become the finalists, showcasing a diverse range of outstanding filmmaking.

6. Audience Engagement: During the Exhibition, we also incorporate audience feedback into the judging process. Screenings allow viewers to rate your film on a 5-point scale. An additional layer of recognition.

7. Award Presentation: During the exhibition event, we celebrate the achievements of the filmmakers by presenting awards to the winners

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

A panel of judges will be appointed to review all submissions and select the winners.



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    February 03, 2024
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    March 17, 2024
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    July 01, 2024
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    December 01, 2024
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    December 10, 2024
  • Event Dates
    15 — 29 January 2025
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