Film Festival & Photography Contest
The Film Festival
Luminous Frames is an international film and photography festival that is based in Denmark and held annually in one of the three countries of Armenia, Denmark, and Georgia.
The festival officially started in 2019, and after two years of holding the festival with three successful seasons in Denmark, In line with its primary goal of supporting short films around the world by creating more physical screening opportunities, the festival succeeded in expanding the screening of its films in other countries as well.
Armenia and Georgia were home to the fourth and fifth editions of the festival. Now we are proud to announce that the sixth edition of the Luminous Frames Film Festival will be held at NPAK Experimental Arts Center from May 1 to 5, 2024 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Luminous Frames is looking for independent short films in all genres, especially those which have been historically underrepresented. Our priority is not only on Gender and ethnic diversity, human rights, and environmental issues, but also on good ideas and coherent cinematic structure.
Discover our unique and interesting categories: Seasonal Theme, Minority Report (short film review), The Bounty (feature film review), and Memento.
Luminous Frames is one of the few festivals that accepts submissions in each sub-category independently.
We also have a Photography Contest with various categories for passionate and professional photographers, whose work will be judged by an explicit jury panel.
Luminous Frames is a home for independent photographers who are looking for an international platform to showcase their artwork.
Check the Rules & Terms on this page and for more information visit the festival website.
All applicants are eligible to submit their work for multiple categories.
Luminous Frames aims to start its Academy of Education and Film Clubs in Canada, Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, Armenia and Georgia.
By attracting university lecturers and creative artists as our professional critics, Luminous Frames intends to establish itself as a reputable web magazine in the field of film and photography reviews.
We have special promotions for our official selections and the winners at the end of each edition.
All officially selected films will have a live screening at the end of each edition.
All accepted entries are promoted through our social media and website.
All the winners will have a Q&A interview session on our website.
All officially selected projects of each season will receive the Luminous Frames laurel.
All the winners of each season will receive the Luminous Frames certificate.
All the winners in the annual event will receive the Luminous Frames special trophy and special sponsor award.
We pay special tribute to our winners in the Luminous Frames, seasonal winners of the festival may be selected as honorary members of the jury panel for the next edition, and in addition to judging the films, they will receive a festival's special jury badge.
We believe that good films should be watched many times. Therefore, all the winning films in each edition of the festival may be selected for special screening in the following editions as well.
All fictional and experimental films in horror and thriller genres. Requirements: Under 40 minutes/2020-2023 productions.
Festival Unique and Interesting Categories:
Receiving a professional review of your film within 20 days. If you are courageous enough to put your movie under the spotlight for the critics and would like to receive a professional review from the experts, who are eager to discover new talents but will not take it easy on you, submit your film in this section. We publish the review of your film on our website and social media. Any genre, under 40 minutes.
Receiving a professional review of your film within 20 days. If you are courageous enough to put your movie under the spotlight for the critics and would like to receive a professional review from the experts, who are eager to discover new talents but will not take it easy on you, submit your film in this section. We publish the review of your film on our website and social media.
A compelling category that is dedicated to all the movies that were released during the first 15 years of the millennium, between 2000 to 2019. The films either had shined in the festivals, got the attention, and were praised, or did not receive enough attention on their release dates and their festival circuit. If you want to give it another shot and let your movie to be appreciated, this category is made for you. Any genre, under 40 minutes.
Festival General Categories:
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Music Video
All genres of shorts are accepted with a maximum length of 40 minutes.
All films must have been made in or after 2020.
Best Short Script
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Actor-Under the Age of 16
Best Actress-Under the Age of 16
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Visual FX
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
All submitted films should have English subtitles.
All films must have been produced in or after 2020.
Only in the "Memento" category, you can submit shorts from the year 2000-2019.
All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 40 minutes.
You can submit your short film in the sub-category sections independently.
Filmmakers are responsible for the copyright on their own materials and must have the rights to the material (e.g music) used in the film.
By submitting to Luminous Frames, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience.
Luminous Frames have the right to promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with and excerpts of the original movie.
Luminous Frames retains the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Filmmakers own all the rights to their films.
By submitting your projects to the festival you agree to our terms and conditions and you are giving consent to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about the festival in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.
We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.