Lost Land International Short Film Festival

Lost Land International Short Film Festival is a free-to-enter film festival which was created to help raise funds for organisations that help refugees. It is our belief that no one should suffer because they had to flee their own country. The current crisis is unbearable and getting worse. Organisations such as Help Refugee are doing all they can and need funds to operate.

We hope that by organising this film festival we can make a difference.

There are 3 categories, Life and Hope and a special non-competitive Made by Us category.

Life is for films that are about refugees - all medium and genre welcome - Any length.

Hope is a general category - ALL THEMES, GENRE AND MEDIUM welcome, under 15 minutes. The only requirement is that the films should make us hope.

Made by Us is for refugees or immigrant filmmakers - ALL THEMES, GENRE, MEDIUM welcome. ANY LENGTH.

All selected films will be screened and films will be awarded by the jury and by the audience at the end of the festival.

Awards & Prizes
The jury and the audience will vote independently for the 2 competitive categories.
4 statuettes will be delivered to the winning directors.
There are no cash rewards.

Rules & Terms
To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us. By submitting the film, you do not give up your ownership of the film, but you do give us permission to screen it to an audience.

If a film is in a language other than English, please include English subtitles.

We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.


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