Free Spirit Film Festival

The Free Spirit Film Festival is probably the smallest film festival in the world. Small also describes where the Festival is held, in the beautiful Himalayan village of McLeod Ganj. However, both the festival and the village are sweet.

The 14th edition of the Festival will take place in McLeod from 27 to 31 October 2018. Films of any length and genre: drama, documentary, animation, sci-fi, comedy, music videos, and experimental, are welcome for submission.

Be a part of this beautiful event and submit your film between June to August, or attend the festival from 27 to 31 October 2018. Sponsorship enquiries are also welcome.

You will be proud to be able to screen your film here to an array of audience from all over the world.

Looking forward to a great film year yet again.

Lobsang Wangyal
Festival Director

Awards & Prizes
There are 13 awards presented in the festival. A grand jury will decide the winners from the pool of films which are part of the festival. The Audience Award will be decided by festival-goers' ballots. Each winner will receive a certificate.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Editing
Best Music
Best Art Direction
Best Original Concept
Audience Award
Special Mention
Special Jury Prize


Films from the Washington Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair