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General Guidelines


A Live Screening is in the works, however, we reserve the right to provide an Online Screening if necessary in the event of any CDC Covid Guideline changes.  Please check back regularly for additional details.


Monologues are frequently overlooked when it comes to film festivals, however, monologues are a powerful performance medium. The ability to be able to master solo verbal presentations can be quite compelling. Therefore, developing strong monologues is important for any actor along with learning to skillfully express thoughts aloud, and share emotions, feelings, anxieties, or humor through verbal-visual storytelling.

Monologues International is pleased to be able to provide a platform for this specific type of character performance technique.

Categories Include:

Best Monologue/Soliloquy - Under 10 minutes

Best Spoken-Word/Poetry - Under 10 minutes

Best Long Version Monologues and Poetry - Maximum 30 minutes

We want submitters to think outside the box, use their imagination, and be creative. Monologues International accepts Monologues, Soliloquies, and Sketches.



Our festival offers jury awards in the form of a trophy for First Place Winners per each age category, and certificates in each category for 2nd & 3rd Place. Winners are chosen by industry professionals including Poets, Writers, Directors of Film, Casting Directors, Actors, and Acting Coaches.

Winning monologues outside of the US must have a U.S. shipping address in order to receive a trophy, otherwise, a  winner's certificate will be provided electronically.

Award categories are subject to change and may include a cash prize for Best of Festival. The Monologues International Film Fest reserves the right to move a monologue to a category we feel more appropriate or one that we believe is not representative of the submission age group. 


Rules & Terms

There is no time limit by which the monologues must have been completed.

Best Monologue/Soliloquy - Under 10 minutes

Best Spoken-Word/Poetry - Under 10 minutes

Best Long Version Monologues and Poetry - Maximum 30 minutes

We accept local, national, and international monologues. The official language of the Festival is English. Non-English language films must have English subtitles that are easily readable.

No sexually explicit, inappropriate, or foul language.

Online screeners only, uploaded directly to FilmFreeway or linked to Vimeo via FilmFreeway. Monologue submissions must be at least 720p or better, however, 1080p is preferred.


Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: (1) storytelling (2) visual communication (3) Creativity in presentation, and (4) delivery.

Entry fees are non-refundable, including non-refundable for monologues not selected. to screen.

The Monologues International Film Fest will NOT be able to help defray the costs of travel and lodging for those out of the area wishing to attend a live screening.


In the event of COVID-related closures or limitations, the festival reserves the right to offer an online screening in place of a live screening event.

Selections are final and are the decision of Monologues International Film Fest and are not subject to appeal.

The rules herein are subject to change without prior notice, however, we will make reasonable efforts in informing submitters of any change. We do not guarantee and do not assume that such intimation will be given.

It is your responsibility to visit this page regularly in order to understand, comply, and be notified of any change in rules and guidelines.

Submitters agree to read and accept the rules & regulations for participation. Youth under 18 years of age, must have a parent or guardian submit on their behalf. As a Parent or Guardian of a minor submitting a monologue, you understand and acknowledge that you are agreeing to the terms of this festival on behalf of your child or child whom you are legally designated as Guardian and that you are allowing your child's monologue to appear on our website, at a live-screening, online screening, and on Monologues & Poetry appearing on Vallejo Community Access Television programs. The length of time monologues appear on the website is solely at the discretion of Monologues International Film Fest. 






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