Tribal Film Festival

Tribal Film Festival
1515 E. 21st St
Tulsa, United States

2018, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Mon 1st Oct 18
Thu 15th Nov to Thu 15th Nov

Festival Overview

Tribal Film Festival plays an important part in pushing for the accessibility of indigenious films with inspiring and uplifting stories that change people’s lives.
We know that, as filmmakers, we have unlimited amount of stories to tell and to preserve. Therefore we have partnered with TribalTV to extend our reach globally.


Each submission will be eligible for distribution on a new broadband channel, TribalTV.
TribalTV is a multi-platform distributor of Indigenious films with inspiring and uplifting stories, including documentaries, feature films, series, music videos, animation, 3D, in all genres. TribalTV believes it is time filmmakers started being more in charge of their revenues rather than going through the series of middlemen standing in between filmmakers and their audience.
TribalTV places the filmmakers first, as the filmmaker you will retain your rights in a non-exclusive three year distribution deal.


Action Adaptation Adventure Animation Art-house Black Comedy Children Comedy Documentary Drama Experimental Gay and Lesbian Historical Horror Independent Martial Arts Murder Mystery Music Video Musical Mystery Natural History Noir Period Political Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Travel TV War Western Women

Submit your film via festival focus
General Entries
Submission Fee: $15
SHORTS are great! Our audience loves shorts.
We know that, as filmmakers, we have an unlimited amount of stories to tell and to preserve. Therefore we have partnered with TribalTV for super-distribution and to extend our reach globally.
***We only screen films submitted through FilmFreeway, or Festival Focus, no credits or waivers or favors, nor do we pay for films to be screened. No refunds. That is not fair to the filmmakers/producers who submit. This levels the playing field for anyone and everyone. Every submission gets viewed. Every script gets read by professional readers in the industry. The exception to this rule are films co-produced by TribalTV, Tribal film Festival filmmaking bootcamp or films that come from our affiliates or partners. Still- we do not pay for films, simply we do not have the budget for that :/ Thank you for understanding.
We have a Script contest! We've partnered with a company that will read your scripts. All of them. Our judges are working professionals in the business as readers with feedback (if requested, extra cost) ALL genre categories, does not have to be indigenous. We are looking for great stories/scripts. Winner gets a filmed table read, live Facebook feed & recorded in 4K. Submissions are open now.
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Apply via Film Freeway

Known festival contacts Contacts
Mary Aboud
Celia Xavier
Executive Director
Recent Festival News News
1st May 2017 Tribal Film Festival


Open to the public


anyone. Festival Dates are Sept 4-6, 2016


online submissions. Then DVD or Blu-ray only. Festival Dates are Sept 4-6, 2016


early bird = $10
reg rate= $20
late rate = $30
extended =$40
Festival Dates are Sept 4-6, 2016

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