International Film Festival

EIFF 2024 SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

The International Film Festival is one of the most exciting components to Emberlight, bringing films completed within the last three years to our live audience.   Our fourth season will celebrate Feature and Short Films from around the world in Ironwood, Michigan from August 16 – 23, 2024.

Over the last three years our audience has grown into a dedicated group of film lovers.  From 2022 to 2023 we saw a 121% growth in ticket sales for our screenings.  Word is out that the Emberlight International Film Festival is one of the most exciting things to hit the Upper Peninsula in a long time.

Since our founding in 2021, EIFF has received 2,322 films (and counting!) from 78 countries across 6 continents.  Only 115 films have been Official Selections in our festivals, making our annual acceptance rate below 5%.  Each summer we award over $3,000 in cash prizes at our annual Award Show (August 23, 2024).

We have been honored to host filmmakers from Europe, Mexico and across the United States at our annual festivals.  Emberlight offers small town charm like none other.  The audience at Emberlight is warm, welcoming, and eager to meet filmmakers.  We encourage anyone from the film industry who’s interested in visiting Emberlight to join us at the festival!

2024 film screenings will show at The Ember Club on August 16, 18, 21 and 23.

Submit Your Film

Submissions are open October 1, 2023 – April 19, 2024

Submit your film for consideration in our 2024 festival until April 19!

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Carlos Meléndez and Mar Mercado accepting the Audience Choice and Emberlight Choice awards for their film “Hunger” with EIFF Director Colton Pometta

Film Festival FAQ

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