Manifesto Film Festival

Manifesto Film Festival
Jacques Veltmanstraat 15
1065 EG
Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Mon 25th Mar 19
Fri 24th May to Mon 27th May

Festival Overview

This is our third year! We have rebranded successfully from the Norwich Radical Film festival to the Manifesto Film Festival located in Amsterdam. Different name..same powerful vision.

The Disunited States of America was a huge success with 9 venues and over 200 films in the "Venice of the North"!

2019's Country of focus will be Kurdistan...a territory that is not official recognized as its own sovereign nation, however, should be....

Again, films all over the globe from all genres are welcome here. we love great stories, powerful character development and innovative filming. We love filmmakers to participate and be in the mix as we are truly the filmmakers' festival! wonderful social networking events, parties and trailblazing cinema as well as retrospectives and historical contextualization! More information to follow but we wanted to open up submissions as soon as possible as many requests have already come in to participate next season!


Best Feature
Best Short
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature-Length Documentary


Action Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Erotic Experimental Fantasy Foreign Language French Gay and Lesbian Historical Horror Independent Jewish Legal Murder Mystery Musical Mystery National Natural History Noir Political Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Student Supernatural Thriller Travel War Women

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Best Feature Documentary
Submission Fee: $20
Documentary films over 30 minutes.
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Best Feature
Submission Fee: $20
Fiction films over 30 minutes.
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Best Short Documentary
Submission Fee: $10
Documentary films under 30 minutes.
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Best Short
Submission Fee: $10
Fiction films under 30 minutes.
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Known festival contacts Contacts
Jack Brindelli
Jack Brinded
Alexandra Nakelski
Progammer/ Administrator


Open to the public


Please read the description of our festival before submitting.

By submitting your film you understand and agree that the festival may use any portions of your of film, to be determined at the festival's discretion, not to exceed 5 minutes in length, for any marketing activities to promote the festival and your screening. Use of film content may include, but is not limited to, playback over Access non-profit community TV channels, printed marketing pieces, commercial advertisements and Internet distribution.

We also require all non- English speaking films to have subtitles please.

We do not pay screening fees for submitted films.

You understand that should your film be accepted, you will be notified and asked to provide the final screening copy. You understand that unless otherwise arranged, final screening copies on acceptable formats will be due no later than April 25th 2019. If we have not received your digital file by then, you WILL be dropped from the festival line-up.


Digital Files or DVD please email for more specifics


Short and Short Documentary 7$ until Dec 1 2017
Then 12$ until March 25th 2018

Features and Feature Documentaries 15$ until Dec 1 2017
Then 20$ until March 25th 2018

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