Submission method

M3F3 uses FilmFreeway exclusively to manage submission. Use the button below to access the FilmFreeway site to submit your film.

Youth Movies

Movies predominantly made by  youth (Pre-K to Grade 12) have an 100% discount. Yes, they are Free! Use the coupon ‘Youth’ when submitting your movie, and provide proof of age.

Student Movies

Movies made by  students (18 years or older and in full-time education) have a 50% discount. Use the coupon ‘M3F3Student’ when submitting your movie, and remember to include your current student ID with the documentation.

Previous Submitters

Movie-makers who have previously submitted to M3F3 can use the coupon provided to them previously to obtain a 25% discount.

Why are there ANY Submission Fees?

This is a low-cost festival to enter, and it is one of the reasons we do not waive fees! We charge fees to cover the costs of staging the festival and for prizes.


Three deadlines are in place:

  • 1 May 2023: ‘Early Bird’, to encourage early submissions (so we can plan the schedule);
  • 17 July 2023: ‘Regular’, still gives us time to plan the schedule;
  • 7 August 2023; ‘Final’, for which we’ll charge extra
  • 1 September 2023: ‘Ultimate’, for which we’ll charge the maximum, but you’ll find out within days.

 Judging Criteria

Film will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Originality & Creativity
  • Direction
  • Writing
  • Performances
  • Pacing
  • Structure
  • Sound / Music
  • Is it a good fit with the ethos of M3F3?


Winning and selected films will be awarded laurels, an example of which is shown below: