FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I submit my film to be considered for a RWS screening event?
Click the APPLY tab and fill out the required information to submit your film.
What is the fee to submit my application?
RWS’s goal is to help filmmakers receive the most value for their money by guaranteeing them an automatic screening spot in the festival upon approval of their application. A $25 application fee will be required with each film submission. If the film is not selected for a screening, the applicant will receive a full refund of their application fee.
What type of films will be accepted?
Although RWS fully supports passionate voices and truth expressed through artwork, the festival requires that ALL film applications adhere to RWS application guidelines. Pornographic or crude content deemed offensive in any way will NOT be accepted. We reserve the right to deny applicants if necessary, however, RWS will accept films of all genres.
Will there be an opportunity for films to win awards?
RWS’s focus is to give filmmakers and artists an opportunity to participate in a film festival to showcase their artwork amongst a group of live audience members. At this time, RWS does not issue awards for film submissions received.
Who decides which films will be accepted for the screening?
All film applications will be reviewed by the RWS leadership team. Films will be accepted based on film quality and appropriate content.
How will I know if my film has been selected?
All applicants will receive an email notification confirming their film’s acceptance into the festival screening. Any film submissions not accepted will be provided with a justification for the decision made.
What are the film length requirements for the film submissions?
At this time, the RWS Film Festival is not accepting full feature length films. Films submitted must not exceed 30 minutes.
Is there a limit to how many films I can submit?
No. There is no limit to the number of films that may be submitted by an applicant. However, a $25 application fee will be required with each submission.
Can I invite family members and friends to the screening?
Yes. Family and friends will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend the Film Festival Screening Event. Please see ticket information located on our website under “Events”.
If I have questions about submitting my film or about the Rebels Without A Submission film festival is there someone I can contact?
Yes. If you have additional questions please email us at and one of our team members will get back to you.
Thank you for your interest in Rebels Without a Submission Film Festival!