Festival Date

Festival Public Opening: August 1 - 31, 2021
Earlybird Deadline: May 15, 2021
Regular Deadline: June 20, 2021
Late Deadline: July 10, 2021

Awards Ceremony Livestream: September 12, 2021

Welcome to the TVpbn World Film Festival

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: $3000 in USD cash and Trophy. Category winners: Trophy, certificate, category laurels

You are formally invited to submit your films and get instant feedback, reviews and a numeric score that shows you how well your film is doing in the festival. Here's how it works:

Our scoring/rating process is not a panel of old guys with preconceived notions of what makes a good film.

The scoring process is what the public thinks is a good film. According to Kody Newton, producer of "No Daddy Daughter Dance" and other films said, “The coolest thing about the TVpbn World Film Festival is that it's juried by the public.”

The majority of film festivals won’t explain how your film is rated—they give your film the laurels and move on, leaving you without valuable feedback. The Television Public Broadcast Network World Film Festival provides a score, reviews, and comments left by viewers. Through this instant feedback you can see where to improve your craft and win more awards—or land coveted acceptance contracts that come with money attached.

This is how the process works:
1. For the entire month of August, the public is invited to login to www.tvpbn.com and watch your film.
2. After they watch your film, each viewer can leave a review and several category ratings on your film.
3. Each viewer will judge your film with a numeric score in 10 separate categories (Directing/Cinematography, Story/Plot/Flow, Acting, Soundtrack, Character Development, Writing, Editing, Special Effects, Entertainment Value, and Ending). Each category is worth 100 points, so a perfect score would be 1000 points.
4. You’ll be able to view the scores in real time from day 1! The category scores, as well as the overall scores, are viewable.

Film is one of the most powerful mediums for changing thought, politics, social, religious and cultural beliefs. Film entertains, educates and motivates. It can be used to polarize hearts for both good and evil. Filmmakers often use it as a means to heal the world while some governments have understood the value of this medium and used it as a propaganda tool.

The Television Public Broadcast Network World Film Festival invites you to bring your films of all genres whether entertainment, political, religious, social, economic and more, to come share your films here and be part of shaping the world.

Our festival is open for the public to attend in person and online inside our password-protected gallery starting August 1 - 31, 2021. Why? The public is your audience who is the final judge. Every attendee is able to post ratings and reviews and those results are public. You, as a filmmaker, can see how your film is doing in real-time as your piers and public watch and enjoy.

Every film is reviewed by our jury upon submission. After passing the first muster the public becomes your jury. After public voting our jurors will review and finalize the scores and award winners.

Official Selections, Semi-Finalists, Finalists, Nominees & Winners will receive Official Laurels. Semi-Finalists, Finalists, Nominees & Winners will be listed on our website, social networks and may be included in our paid film gallery where you may be paid per view of your film.

Award winners will also receive an Official Certificate and may upload their credits on IMDb.

All submissions are automatically entered in the competition for a chance to win a Trophy.

All films are accepted as long as they fall into one of our main Official Categories
Films are judged in 50+ categories.

Best Narrative Feature Film (> 40mn)
Best Narrative Short Film (< 40mn)
Best Super Short Film (< 5mn)
Best Indie Feature (low budget) (> 40mn)
Best Indie Short (low budget) (< 40mn)
Best Documentary Feature (> 40mn)
Best Documentary Short (< 40mn)
Best Social Justice (Feature)
Best Social Justice (Short)
Best Humanitarian Film (Feature)
Best Humanitarian Film (Short)
Best Environmental Film
Best Drama Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Student Film
Best Adventure/Superhero Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Weird/WTF Film
Best Animation Film
Best Sci-Fi Film
Best LGBTQ Film
Best Dark Comedy
Best Film Noir
Best Family/Children Film
Best Musical/Dance Film
Best Parody
Best Experimental Film
Best Mobile Phone Film Feature (> 40mn)
Best Mobile Phone Film Short (< 40mn)
Best New Wave/Post-Modern Film
Best Black & White Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Spiritual/Mystical Film
Best Supernatural/Mystery Film
Best Road Movie
Best Romance Film
Best Action Film
Best Biographical/Historical Film
Best Nature/Wildlife Film
Best Scientific Film
Best Health Film
Best Cause-Driven Film
Best Innovative Solution Film
Best Human Rights Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Thriller/Suspense Film
Best Vintage/Silent Film
Best Martial Arts Film
Best Drone Film
Best Music Video
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Web/TV Series
Best Commercial
Best Trailer

Festival Rules, Terms & Conditions

Submission of your film application is an electronic signature stating your agreement to the following rules and terms:

~~ Films presented in any other language than English should contain English subtitles.

~~ All films must be submitted in at least one main category and may also be submitted in additional categories (with no limits).

~~ ​Films submitted without a main category will be disqualified with no refund.

When submitting your film to the Television Public Broadcast Network World Film Festival (TVPBN World Film Festival), you agree that:

~~ TVPBN World Film Festival can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purposes. Send us your marketing materials if you want the opportunity for them to be seen.

~~ The festival's team selects a Jury composed of a minimum of 5 members chosen in the film industry, music industry and any other artistic & cultural fields who have no relations to the films in competition.

~~ All fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

~~ We do not offer fee waivers.

~~ You own all the rights to the film (images, sound, music and poster). Copyright owner must be at least 18 years old.

~~ Adult guardians or parents may submit on behalf of minors.

~~ You cannot cancel your participation in the competition after the announcement of the official selection.

~~ You are authorized to be represented by another person at the annual ceremony (mandate signed by you required at the entrance).

~~You allow us to download your film and host it inside the password-protected gallery on www.tvpbn.com where the public may view, rate and review your film.

~~ During our annual ceremony, all film excerpts of nominees and winners will only be screened in digital format and the media provided must meet standard broadcasting standards. Winner will be required to provide a broadcast standard copy of your film and allow us to download and host the film in the password-protected gallery for viewing and judging. If you can not provide this we reserve the right to not show your film and award the next runner up instead.

~~ All accepted and non-accepted submissions will be notified to submitters via email (check our FilmFreeway page for deadlines and any other updates).

~~ Any film revised or modified after submission must be re-submitted with new fees

~~ Films must not be watermarked.

~~ Festival dates & times may be subject to delay or change.

~~ TVPBN World Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove the movie from the competition at any time without any obligation to justify the reason(s). The Selection Committee's & Jury's decisions are final.

~~ You always retain 100% of all rights to your intellectual property.

~~ TVPBN World Film Festival is not liable for any copyright infringements or unauthorized usage and any conflict should be settled by the parties involved thereof.

~~ You agree to hold TVPBN World Film Festival harmless and to indemnify us from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court), which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity as well as screening.

~~ No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, ideology, sexual orientation, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be considered with no censorship of any kind.

TVPBN World Film Festival 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 accept the following:

~~ Extremist or propaganda that contain terrorist acts, pornography, or offensive or defamatory statements intended to harm anybody. TVPBN World Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove the movie from the competition at any time without any obligation to justify the reason(s). The Selection Committee's & Jury's decisions are final.

~~ Films which are made before 2010.

~~ Films must not be disrespectful to anyone's privacy.

~~ Films with poor production standards (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions whenever applicable, or video resolution less than 720p HD).

~~ Do not send us cash or any payments in any forms whatsoever via email or via our postal address. All payments are made via FilmFreeway.