Film submissions for the 2024 festival are now open!

Images Festival is now accepting film submissions for our 37th festival taking place from Thursday, April 11, 2024 - Saturday, April 20, 2024. The submission deadline is Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm.


  • We accept films that have been completed in the last three years (2020–present), including short, mid-length and feature-length films. Artists maintain final edit and copyright control. 
  • We accept incomplete works, such as a rough cut or work-in-progress. In this case, a locked picture is ideal in order for the programming team to get the fullest sense of the final cut. It is helpful to provide a list of the unfinished elements and cite potential changes to the film’s edit. 


  • If we select an in-progress film, and receive a final cut that radically departs from its received form, the programming team is not obliged to include, or further consider it until the following programming cycle
  • Images Festival does not fund the completion of works, or consider proposals for commissions
  • Please do not email stills 


Results will be delivered by email to each applicant by late February 2024. The full program will be announced on Images Festival’s website in March 2024. Please note that the festival reserves the right to include your submitted work, stills, and text in any press releases or materials in advance of April 2024 at our discretion.

You can reach out to us at if you have any queries regarding submissions, you require any assistance navigating the form, or a fee waiver code.


For student submissions please click here.

For all other submissions please click here.