Superb films by non-douchebags! Australia & USA based, showcasing work *made in any year* Connect focuses on *filmmakers* and enhancing each other's careers-- we are a job hub, creative hive and networking mingle as much as a festival with IMDb listed awards and multiple screening locations. We strive for a collaborative attitude and zero douchebaggery, while pursuing professional filmmaking at its highest level. Showcase your shortest and best work of all time and connect with inspiring filmmakers to make other projects together. Our filmmakers include multiple Project Greenlight finalists, an Academy Award nominated director, and filmmakers who have screened at festivals like Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, Hollyshorts, LA Film Fest, etc. We have awards for technical categories such as cinematography, post production and sound as well as acting, directing, comedy, drama and dedicated awards for Australian film and Female Filmmakers. In addition to our festival we have screening hubs and mingles for filmmakers to connect with each other and each other's work. Our screening hubs are located in Los Angeles, Austin Texas and Melbourne Australia. Our 2016 festival will be in Melbourne Australia, Oct 20-23: www.filmfreeway.com/festival/connectfilmfestival Films from any country, made any time, narrative films only.