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We are gifting $170,000+ of in-kind prizes. 

Prizes

$100,000 in prizes online film festival

Six prizes for online film festival

Our Film Festival Categories are Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries and Web Series.

Film Festival (six prizes totaling $150,000)

We are gifting a $100,000 in-kind package for our Grand Prize Winner and $10,000 in-kind packages for each our four category winners. We are also gifting a $10,000 in-kind package for the winner of our Best Female Filmmaker Award.  

Grand Prize – Winner gets a $100,000 in-kind package that includes one-year of international film distribution with $50,000 of waived administrative fees through Lonely Seal Releasing. The winning film will be showcased at the Cannes Film Market during the Cannes Film Festival in May 2019. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive SEO for one-year ($36,000) a custom website with a premium theme and a custom logo ($7,750) one-year of website hosting on a virtual private server ($1,250) and a custom APP ($5,000).   

Best Feature Film – Winner gets a $10,000 in-kind package that includes a custom website ($3,750) one-year of website hosting on a virtual private server ($1,250) and a custom APP ($5,000).

Best Female Filmmaker – Winner gets a $10,000 in-kind package that includes a custom website ($3,750) one-year of website hosting on a virtual private server ($1,250) and a custom APP ($5,000).

Best Documentary – Winner gets a $10,000 in-kind package that includes a custom website ($3,750) one-year of website hosting on a virtual private server ($1,250) and a custom APP ($5,000).

Best Short Film –  Winner gets a $10,000 in-kind package that includes a custom website ($3,750) one-year of website hosting on a virtual private server ($1,250) and a custom APP ($5,000).

Best Web Series -Winner gets a $10,000 in-kind package that includes a custom website ($3,750) one-year of website hosting on a virtual private server ($1,250) and a custom APP ($5,000).

Screenplay Festival (four prizes totaling $20,000)

Our screenwriting contest invites scripts written for features, teleplays, shorts, and web series.

Best Screenplay – Winner gets a $10,000 in-kind package that includes a staged reading of their screenplay, six hours of strategic advice from Hammad Zaidi, a certificate, and mentions in press releases and social media posts.

First Runner-Up -Winner gets a $3,750 in-kind package that includes three hours of strategic advice from Hammad Zaidi, a certificate, and mentions in press releases and social media posts.

Second Runner-Up – Winner gets a $3,750 in-kind package that includes three hours of strategic advice from Hammad Zaidi, a certificate, and mentions in press releases and social media posts.

Honorable Mention – Winner gets a $2,500 in-kind package that includes two hours of strategic advice from Hammad Zaidi, a certificate, and mentions in press releases and social media posts.

Audience Awards

Audience Award Winners are determined by the films with the most views during our Online Film Festival.

Feature Film Audience Award – Winner gets a certificate and mentions in press releases and social media posts.

Documentary Audience Award – Winner gets a certificate and mentions in press releases and social media posts.

Short Film Audience Award – Winner gets a certificate and mentions in press releases and social media posts.

Web Series Audience Award – Winner gets a certificate and mentions in press releases and social media posts.

Key Dates
Submissions open on January 31, 2018.
The early bird submission deadline is March 20, 2018.
The regular submission deadline is April 20, 2018.
The late submission deadline is May 20, 2018.
The super late/extended deadline is June 1, 2018.
Selected films are notified by July 2, 2018.

Our festival runs August 18-25. Winners will be announced on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Good Luck!