RULES: All the fine print

By submitting the film, Entrants hereby warrants that they are authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Down East Flick Fest (DEFF) is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted by an Entrant for promotional purposes. The Entrants shall indemnify and hold harmless Down East Flick Fest 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, or screening. The Entrants are bound by the rules and the official agreement on the Submissions page.

The applicant attests that they are the writer, director, or producer of the film and have the legal right to enter into all legal agreements with Down East Flick Fest.All films must not have been previously optioned, produced, or purchased prior to December 31, 2015.

  1. Screenplays and films must be original work of applicant(s).

  2. Films must be submitted via an online screener such as YouTube or Vimeo.

  3. Your submission is not complete unless we have access to view the film, so user-names, passwords (if any) must be included with the submission.

  4. Winning submissions created by 2 or more applicants require all awards to be divided equally among them.

  5. Films must be in English or have English subtitles.

  6. Submissions are limited to 3 per filmmaker and each submission requires a separate entry form and separate fee.

  7. Short films and Feature films will be awarded separately except for the “Best of Fest” award.

  8. Down East Flick Fest is not responsible for copyright infringement by any other entity.

  9. Judges’ decisions are final.

  10. Entries submitted after the final submission deadline will not be considered for the current year’s competition.

  • Be sure to read all the rules.
  • Submit your film via FilmFreeway at
  • Wait to be selected.
  • Practice your acceptance speech.
  • Come to Down East Flick Fest, meet filmmakers plus other industry professionals and have fun!
  • Brag anywhere from the rest of the year or the rest of your life.

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