CATEGORIES & AWARDS

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Feature Film

To qualify, the feature film can be any narrative work of fiction or non fiction.  It is presented in English (English captioned/sub titles acceptable) with a running time no less than 60 minutes and no more than 120 min. It must be either scripted or improvisational fiction or non-fiction. We allow submission from any feature film that has previously screened, submitted, registered and/or part of any other film festival in the world.  Any feature film that has been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, theatrical release of any kind, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) before Jan. 10, 2019, are not eligible to submit in any category.


Documentary Film

To qualify, the documentary film can be any narrative work of non-fiction.  It is presented in English (English captioned/sub titles acceptable) with a running time of no less than 45 minutes and no more than 60 min. It must be either scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, please provide supporting documentation to those actual events. We allow submission from any documentary film that has previously screened, submitted, registered and/or part of any other film festival in the world.  Any documentary film that has been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, theatrical release of any kind, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) before Jan. 10, 2019, are not eligible to submit in any category.


Theatrical Trailer

For the first time ever, a theatrical trailer category designed for those who can create a theatrical trailer of a feature film that does not exist yet or a film that has not completed production.  This is an opportunity for an independent film maker to win the funding, production facilities and theatrical distribution needed to make their idea, vision (movie) come alive and shown to millions.  Use of any authorized footage, stock footage and/or footage shot independently is ok.  The more creative creating this trailer, the better.

To qualify, the theatrical trailer has a running time no less than 1 min (60 seconds) and no more than 2 min (120 seconds).  It can only be created from a script, idea, treatment, partially completed production (feature film), news and/or story (fiction or non-fiction)


Music Video

For the first time ever, a Music Video category designed for those who can create an original story and message within the length of a song. This is an opportunity for an independent film maker to win the funding, production facilities and theatrical distribution needed to make their story and message come alive into an actual feature film, and then shown to millions.  Use of any authorized footage, stock footage and/or footage shot independently is ok.  The more creative creating this trailer, the better.

To qualify, the Music Video has a running time no less than 1 min and no more than 4 min.  It can only be created from a script, idea, treatment, feeling, news and/or story (fiction or non-fiction).




A  W  A  R  D  S

BEST  FEATURE FILM

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

BEST  THEATRICAL  TRAILER

BEST  MUSIC VIDEO