Overcome Film Festival


The Overcome Film Festival is the international event for all storytellers, filmmakers, and artists to tell the world their stories of survival and triumph over adversity. The official program will include Features and Short films in the categories of live-action, animation, narrative, non-narrative, experimental, and audiovisual poetry with multiple Award categories. The Overcome Film Festival especially encourages and welcomes the entries of filmmakers all over the world who want to share their experiences in overcoming adversity or any other factor that has contributed to their growth as a person and motivated them to celebrate their existence. 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 regardless of where they come from in the world.

The Overcome Film Festival is an international event and everyone all over the world is encouraged and welcome to participate.


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.


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 works.
  • 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 listed on the festival's website.

The Overcome Film Festival will not pay screening fees and it is assumed that any submitted film is both available to be screened, with no legal restrictions, and without expectation of a fee being paid.

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.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United States
Mailing address: 1950 W. Corporate Way, 22948, Anaheim CA 92801

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 30, 2020
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 31, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    March 31, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    June 30, 2021
  • Extended Deadline
    September 01, 2021
  • Notifications
    October 20, 2021
  • Event Dates
    23 — 29 October 2021
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
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