The Film Festival

Luminous Frames Film Festival is an international film festival, with seasonal events and live screenings in four countries along with an annual awards ceremony in Denmark.

LFIF is particularly looking for independent short films in all genres, especially those which have been historically underrepresented. Gender and ethnic diversity, human rights, and environmental issues are all of the high interest.

We have four seasons with varying themes and each season, our professional and international jury will judge the submitted projects. The seasonal winners are automatically qualified to compete at the LFIF annual competition.

After the first year of the festival in Denmark, LFIF will hold its Academy of Education and Film Club in Canada, Australia, Denmark, Iran, and Turkey.

By attracting university lecturers and creative artists as our professional critics, Luminous Frames intends to establish itself as a reputable web magazine in the field of film and photography reviews.


Awards & Prizes :

We have special promotions for our official selections and the winners at the end of each season.

All entries are promoted through our social media and website.

All the winners of each season will have a live screening at the end of the four seasons with the awards ceremony.

All the winners of every season will have a private screening at the end of the season.

All the winners and roundups will be given a Q&A video session on our social network pages.

Winners of each category will get a review of their film which will publish on the Luminous Frames website.

All projects officially selected in each season receive the Luminous Frames laurel.

All the winners in each season receive the Luminous Frames certificates.

All the winners in the annual event receive the Luminous Frames special trophy and special sponsor award.

We pay special tribute to our winners in the "Luminous Frames", and all the seasonal winners of the festival will be honorary members of the jury for the next season, and in addition to judging the films, they will receive a festival's special jury badge.


Festival Seasonal Category:


Special Theme - Best short about discrimination

Any short in any genre related to any aspect of discrimination and racism. - Must be under 40 minutes. - Must be 2019 & 2020 production.


Festival Unique and Interesting Categories:


Minority Report

This exciting category is dedicated to all the movies that has been released after 2000, which could not reach to their target audience or did not receive enough attention on their release dates and their festival circuit. If you want to give it another shot and let your movie to be appreciated, this category is made it for you. Any genre, under 40 minutes.



Another compelling category which is dedicated to all the movies that were released during the millennium, had shined in the festivals, got the attention and were praised in their release date. We will proudly screen your brilliant movie once again and will review it at our festival, website and magazine. We also arrange an online Q&A session with the enthusiastic directors to get a glance at their vision. This category is out of competition and any film from any genre under 40 minutes will be given a chance.


The Bounty

If you are courageous enough to put your movie under the spotlight for the critics and would like to receive a professional review from the experts, who are eager to discover new talents but will not take it easy on you, submit your film in this section. We publish the review of your film on our website, social media and will share your movie links with our partners in the movie industry.


A Star Is Born

The goal of this unique category is to discover acting talents and help them to introduce themselves to the film production community. Any actress or actor who has an official acting audition test film, or have played in a play or show that has a film of it, or has filmed his own performing test, can submit that film in this section. The winners of the best acting audition test section will be announced & reviewed in Luminous Frames magazine. Videos must be under 10 minutes.


Festival General Categories:


Best Narrative Short

Best Documentary Short,  Best Animation Short,  Best Experimental Short,  Best Music Video

All genres of narrative shorts are accepted with a maximum length of 40 minutes.

All films must have been made in or after 2015.


Additional Sub-Categories:


Best Short Script
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Child/Young-under 16 Actor
Best Child/Young-under 16 Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Visual FX
Best Trailer/Teaser
Best Still Photography
Best Production Design
Best Custom Design
Best Makeup
Best Poster

Film Festival  Rules & Terms: 


All films must be submitted in English and have English subtitles.
All films must have been made in or after 2015.
Only in "Memento" category you can submit shorts from 2000.
All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 40 minutes.
Filmmakers are responsible for the copyright on their own materials and must have the rights to the material (e.g music) used in the film.
By submitting to LFIF, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience at.
LFIF may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with and some part of the original movie.
LFIF retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Filmmakers own all the rights to the film.
By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

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