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THE 4TH ANNUAL DETECTIVE CRIME THRILLER FILM FESTIVAL THE CRIME STORY FEST

APRIL 08th-09th, 2022

THE DETECTIVE CRIME THRILLER FILM FESTIVAL THE CRIME STORY FEST

the 4th Edition

Los Angeles, CA, US
APRIL 08th-09th, 2022

Entangled subject... Thrilling atmosphere... Cruel unknown killers... Dangerous situations...
We all love criminal and detective thrillers for that!
This is a live-online film festival for fiction criminal films, detectives, criminal thrillers and films-noir.

Submitting your film to the festival, you receive:

1. Reach an engaged crime fiction, detective, and film-noir fan audience from 158 countries. 
2. Unique live-online screening format: safety, easy, cheap. 
3. Get instant feedback from the audience and market pros directly at the festival 
4. Film promotion on social media and among the festival fan audience. 
5. Festival Awards, Certificates, cash prizes to the award-winning films. Including Audience Award and Fan Award. 
6. Further distribution opportunities. Selected films may be presented to TV channels, streaming and exhibiting companies, and other market professionals. 

ENGAGED FAN AUDIENCE

Since independent filmmakers cannot afford high budgets for Hollywood stars, special effects, script doctors, and Worldwide promotion, the genre fan audience becomes highly important for them.
We gather the Worldwide audiences and categorize them by their preferences. And then suggest thematic festivals and films that they are certain to enjoy.
So we connect films and fan audiences at the event.

ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE

Nowadays, it is very important to provide prompt contact between the movie and its audience. it must be done fast, low-cost, and safely.
Our festival has a unique live-online screening format.
This format allows screening films live while sitting at home on the sofa.
Spectators are watching the film all at once, and give immediate feedback.
Audiences, market professionals, and filmmakers can interact live online and get the most out of the festival directly from their homes.
It's safe, so it's very important these days.
It's much cheaper and more effective than traveling.

ONLINE FILM MARKET

We collaborate with international TV channels, streaming & exhibition companies, attending our festivals and looking for independent films. If you have available rights, mention it submitting your film to any of our film festivals to present your movie to the potential buyers.

CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

All the selected films receive laurels.
The award-winning filmmakers receive the award signs, certificates, and laurels.
All the selected and awarded filmmakers receive cash prizes which they can withdraw to their PayPal accounts. Attendees can get rewards for active attendance and feedback (Learn more about the unique bonus system here).

BONUS (REWARDS) & AFFILIATE PROGRAM

We have a bonus system.
We add bonuses according to your activity no matter whether you are a filmmaker or a spectator.
We also have a referral program.
If you invite a customer, a share of his/her purchases will be added to your balance at all times.

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WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE BY SUBMITTING YOUR FILM:

SCREENINGS
Live Online Screening Room with up to 1500 e-seats, you can comfortably, quickly, and cheaply enter online from all over the World.

FAN AUDIENCE
All the selected films screen each according to the schedule, so the attendees watch films together and give instant replies directly in the Room.

INTERACTION
You can introduce your film live and interact with the audience to become closer to your potential fans.

FILM MARKET
E-meet the market pros directly at the event to get further opportunities for content buyers, streaming services, theatrical exhibition, co-production, etc.

PROMOTION
Promote your film as officially selected for the festival to thousands of potential fans.

WHAT ELSE?

SECURITY: The broadcast is conducted through Adobe Connect channels, the reliability of which has been verified by many customers, including the US Defense Department.

RELIABILITY: No event has been delayed or canceled since 2016, even in COVID.

CHEAP: You do not have to travel to attend the event. Just follow the link we’ll send you to enter the screening room.

ENJOY A UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE DURING THE EVENT. FRIENDSHIP AND POSITIVE FEELINGS ONLY! :)

FESTIVAL DETAILS:

This is a live-online film festival for fiction criminal films, detectives, criminal thrillers and films-noir.
It's the best opportunity to share your film with indie film lovers, find your fans, meet the pros, and just to enjoy watching movies!
The festival was set to raise awareness and promote independent films all over the globe, to give filmmakers a comfortably accessed venue to have their work showcased to fans and pros in a spirit of friendship, positive feelings, and dialogue, to help the filmmakers publicize their films selected for the festival.

We accept fiction films of all themes mentioned above.
Any duration.
Your fIlm must have been completed on or after January 01st, 2015
Your film must be in English or have English subtitles.
Please note that you permit us to publish film images, posters, trailers, and parts of the film (no longer than 1 min) on the festival websites and social media for the promotional proposals.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:
KEY DATES:
THE LAST DEADLINE:
Feature Crime/Detective/Thriller/Noir (51 min+)
Short Crime/Detective/Thriller/Noir (10-50 min)
Mini Crime/Detective/Thriller/Noir (up to 9 min)
Crime/Detective/Thriller/Noir Web Series
Best Director
MARCH 07th, 2022
THE NOTIFICATION DATE:
MARCH 30th, 2022
THE EVENT DATES:
APRIL 08th-09th, 2022

PRESELECTED FILMS 2022

OUR ATTENDEES SAY

Thank you so much, to you and your team, for sharing such wonderful news- you’ve shone a very bright light on dark times! It’s an honor, please know much this means to us all

Yolanda Torres

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Thank you very mucho for selecting our short film and for giving to our actress Gabriela the Best Actress Award in your festival. It’s such a honor for us and a great moment of joy in this hard times.

Javier Ruiz de Arcaute García

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 WINNERS

Award
Poster
Title Original
Title English
Director Name
Director
WINNERS 2021
the 3rd edition
BEST FEATURE FILM
ALBERTINA
ALBERTINA
Luiz F. F. Machado
BEST SHORT FILM
RECKONING
RECKONING
Armando DuBon Jr
BEST STUDENT FILM
DEJA VU
DEJA VU
Artur Matveev
BEST DIRECTOR
ARLECCHINO
ARLECCHINO
Jordan Sultana
AUDIENCE AWARD
¿ME PUEDES AYUDAR?
CAN YOU HELP ME?
Alfredo Montesinos, Victoria Avinyó
FAN AWARD
VERDE DI MEZZANOTTE
MIDNIGHT GREEN
Mattia Paone
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