Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival is a platform for filmmakers to present their soccer-inspired work to an audience that both appreciates and understands the power and beauty of the game. 

We welcome feature-length works and shorts, documentaries and narratives, complete or in-progress. Basically, it's wide open. So if you've got an idea kicking (pun intended) around in your head, grab your camera and start filming. We'd love to see your film.

We are currently accepting general submissions for future festivals. Please read the entire page to ensure you understand all of the requirements.

Prior to mailing any film please complete/submit the form before mailing anything to the address below.

Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, PO Box 1468, New York, NY 10021 USA 

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Submission Form

Please include English/Foreign title versions if applicable.
*A film is a World Premiere if it has never been shown to a public audience. Market screenings, private industry screenings, and cast/crew screenings are not considered public screenings
Film Genre *
Name *
Address *
Phone *
Date Completed: *
Date Completed:
(in minutes)
(please use space provided, and put some thought into this. This description will be used in festival programs)
If link is not available, please follow instructions below this form and send screener DVD to the address provided.
Provide password, if screener is protected.

Important Details


If your film is selected for exhibition, please be advised that the Festival will require:

  • For features/shorts: Quicktime Files (H.264, MPEG, Photo JPEG) on DVD Data Disc or Hard Drive (Window/Mac Format)
  • Films will not be returned unless accompanied by an addressed and PREPAID return envelope or express service waybill
  • Digital press kits with photo stills (color and/or black/white)
  • Headshots of Director(s) and Writer(s)
  • Biographies of Director(s) and Writer(s)
  • Digital versions of trailers, clip reels, posters, postcards, and EPKs, if available, to maximize exposure for your film.


All costs for shipping submission materials to and from the festival are the responsibility of the sender. Ship your DVD/Harddrive in a protective envelope/box. The Festival recommends bubble-pack envelopes over fiber-pack envelopes as the fiber type can lead to damage. The Festival is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred in shipping. 


All entries from outside the US should be sent Air Mail Registered or by a parcel or express service. We cannot accept entries shipped via air-freight if customs and delivery fees have not been paid.

Receipt Acknowledgment: To receive acknowledgment of receipt of your entry, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard with your submission. 

Filmmakers whose films are selected must deliver their film in an acceptable final presentation format, please let us know if you do not have one of these formats. Failure to provide the film in an acceptable format may result in the film being dropped from the Festival. No exceptions.

Do WE accept submissions on DVD for Feature/Short Films?

Yes, but since universal technical standards don’t yet exist for burning and copying DVDs, please read the following information carefully. K+S invites all projects in all categories to submit on DVD with the following conditions:

  • We prefer Region 1 or 9 (All), NTSC encoding. Please indicate formatting on the DVD.
  • DVDs must be submitted in plastic safe cases. We prefer the industry standard push-button hub, literature clip, full sleeve for artwork, dark plastic cases, size 5¼” by 7½”. 
  • DVDs must be formatted in MPEG video using the codec of your choice. Neither quicktime (.mov) or microsoft (.avi) files are accepted.
  • Please test your consumer-burned DVD on several makes and models of players before sending it to our offices.

All films submitted must include two (2) DVD copies of your film submission and the above form submitted. 

Thank you!

Please contact us with any queries at: 

Certificate of Entrant


By Submitting, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree that to the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true; I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival (K+S); I hold K+S harmless from damage to or loss of the film print en route due to improper containers or otherwise; the film is not subject to nor is threatened by any litigation; I acknowledge that ALL submission materials become the property of K+S; and that I accept all of the submission regulations stated and on the submission form. K+S reserves the right to broadcast films, partial or in entirety, in association with its marketing efforts. Please let us know if you do not wish your film to participate.