Long Distance Film Festival


Long Distance Film Festival is a new form of film festival for these unprecedented cultural moments. We are an entirely online global live-stream marathon of short films built to highlight new and exciting work from people all around the world. 

Last year’s festival was a huge success. We played over 52 films from 26 countries, and thousands of people tuned in over the festival weekend to indulge in a curated set that ran the gamut of form and style. We showcased classic genre fiction, documentary, experimental, arthouse, comedy films, animation, dance, video essays, music videos, quarantine films, you name it! Moving forward, LDFF will stay true to its origins by supporting art and media made under quarantine’s limitations. We welcome personal films made with smaller budgets and limited crews. 

This year, we plan to make the festival even bigger to highlight the many different ways we express ourselves and our ideas through art. Should lockdown restrictions loosen, we plan on also physically screening the festival in theaters around the world. Our ambitions also include more prizes, a larger jury, and more. We’re excited to see how LDFF will grow in the future. 

Films will be screened live online through Spectacle Theater’s new streaming platform and will be completely free to viewers around the world.

Submissions are viewed by our programming team, composed of artists and critics alike, before being curated into screening blocks that express unified or developing themes. We hope you share in our idealism for a more broadened appreciation of media and encourage you to submit your films and join us in May! 

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Read more about last year’s edition here.

Contact us regarding press or partnerships at longdistancefilmfestival@gmail.com.