Submit Your Film

Film Categories

Narrative Feature
Documentary (30 mins)
Factual Entertainment (30 mins)
Narrative Short (under 30 mins)
Documentary Short (under 30 mins)
10 Minute Narrative Short
10 Minute Documentary Short
5 Minute Narrative Short
5 Minute Documentary Short
1 Minute Narrative Short
1 Minute Documentary Short

Festival Strands

In Competition
Official Selection
Special Screenings
Shorts (30 mins, 5 mins & 1 min categories)

How to Submit

Submissions are open via Withoutabox
All email enquiries:

Completion Date

To be eligible for Brainstorm 2020 your film must have been completed after 1st November 2019.


Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
– Quality of narrative
– Production values
– Independent nature of the production
– Original concept
– Exposé (recognizing achievement in raising political consciousness)


Brainstorm will notify all submitting parties on 30 Nov 2019, in writing, if their film has been officially selected. All successful submissions will receive a Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important info on shipping the DCP to the Festival, press & publicity, accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.


Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP).


2020 Brainstorm Film Festival