Not So Happy Film Festival had its premier in the summer of 2020, not in a theater near you but in the middle of nowhere in Sweden. We’ll continue in 2021.


In the forest of Sweden, a small film festival will take place from 2 – 4 July 2021 at Bluesberry Woods in Västra Ämtervik.

Submissions 2021

We open for new submissions from August 15, 2020 for the second edition of The Not So Happy Film Festival 2-4 July 2021.

How to submit your film We are a small film festival with the mission to encourage filmmakers to reach another audience. If your submission fits the theme of the Not So Happy Film Festival, you are welcome to contact us.

We take applications for:

  • Feature films. The length can be 45 minutes or longer.
  • Documentaries. The length can be 15 minutes or longer.
  • Short films. The length can be 45 minutes or shorter.
  • Art films. The length should be under two hours.

All applications must be made through email: info@notsohappyfilmfestival.com or via https://filmfreeway.com/NotSoHappyFilmFestival We charge an application fee of 5 Euro/6 USD (deadline May 1, 2021). This is an administrative fee, and does not guarantee that the film will be selected. The entry fee is non-refundable. Your film must be subtitled in English (if the original dialogue is not entirely in English). Our decision of accepted/not accepted will be announced to you before June 1, 2021.

With the submission, tell us a little bit about yourself and your film.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@notsohappyfilmfestival.com