If you want to submit a film, here are a few things you should know first.



The festival is open to anyone aged 19 and under, whether you are attending an IB school, a first-year university course, or are an independent filmmaker.

To be eligible to enter the festival, your short film must abide by a set of rules. Download the detailed rules here. 

The film must be in MOV, AVI, MP4 or WMV format and must not be larger than 2GB.


For schools interested in joining the festival and submitting up to 5 films: €250

For individuals interested in submitting a film to the festival: €25 per film


The deadline for schools to apply is January 30th 2017.

The deadline for film submissions is February 28th 2017.

If your film meets all of these criteria, simply submit it via wetransfer to jean-louis@esff.org. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.