Film Festival & Photography Contest
The Film Festival
Luminous Frames Film Festival is an international film festival, with seasonal events and live screenings 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.
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 live screening at the end of the season.
All the winners 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.
We at Luminous Frames decided to put our planet in focus, we invite independent artists to submit their inspirational environmental short films to this category. Requirements: Under 40 minutes/2019-2020-2021 productions.
Festival Unique and Interesting Categories:
Receiving a professional review of your film within 15 days. 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 and social media. Any genre, under 40 minutes.
A compelling category that is dedicated to all the movies that were released during the first 15 years of the millennium, between 2000 to 2015. The films either had shined in the festivals, got the attention, and were praised, 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 for you. Any genre, under 40 minutes.
Receiving a professional review of your film within 15 days. 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 and social media.
Submit your demo reel in this category if you are a rising star. The goal of this unique category is to discover acting talents and help them to get recognized by the film production community. The winners of the best acting audition category will be announced & reviewed in Luminous Frames magazine. -Under 10 minute.
Festival General Categories:
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Music Video
All genres of shorts are accepted with a maximum length of 40 minutes.
All films must have been made in or after 2015.
Best Short Script
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Actor-Under the Age of 16
Best Actress-Under the Age of 16
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Visual FX
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
All submitted films should have English subtitles.
All films must have been produced in or after 2016.
Only in the "Memento" category, you can submit shorts from the year 2000.
All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 40 minutes.
You can submit your short film in the sub-category sections independently.
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 Luminous Frames, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience.
Luminous Frames have the right to promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with and excerpts of the original movie.
Luminous Frames retains 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 their films.
By submitting your projects to the festival you agree to our terms and conditions and you are giving consent to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about the festival in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.
We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.