Submit Film to ICMC Film Festivals
Support social justice, combat xenophobia, promote cross-cultural connection and inspire healing
We bring great films where no festival has gone before...
Global Girls & Women’s ViewThe first festival of films for, by, and about girls. Global Girls and WorldScene are supported in part by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ prestigious FilmWatch program.
Edgy youth-curated festivals held in jails, detention centers, and shelters, also supported by the Academy.
ScreenSmart®A festival of select short films for elementary schools screened with curriculum for Ages 2-9.
ICFilmFest 2021Unique touring festival introduces families and communities to global perspectives. Ages 5-11.
Submit your film to ICMC
Step 1: Complete and submit the ICMC entry form
Step 2: Submit your ICMC entry fee
Step 3: Submit your film to ICMC
Send a downloadable link for your film with two promotional photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
If mailing a DVD or USB Flash drive, please mail to:
Chicago, IL 60654
For the most part, due to the fact our audiences include children, justice-involved or traumatized youth, we avoid excessive profanity, all nudity, all sexual content, and graphic violence. However, all films are seen by 3 sets of juries, and many films are selected even if they contain content we avoid.
No one has ever asked for a refund, but it’s not out of the question.
Global Girls & Woman’s View, WorldScene Festival, ScreenSmart®, and ICFilmFest are all described above. Your film will be considered for all our categories, so you don’t have to choose.
You’re in luck! As a professional courtesy, knowing the sacrifices you’ve made to create these short masterpieces, we will keep your film in the ICMC archives for up to 4 years. We will continue showing your film to different selection committees and juries to improve its chances of being selected for festivals each year.
We develop relationships with directors and film distributors and often offer fee waivers for a second or third film that they would like to submit. We sometimes offer fee waivers to films that our Submissions Coordinator believes to be exceptional for our audiences.