Categories

Narrative Short Film:

Fictional films of any genre between 3 - 30 minutes. 


Social Justice Narrative Short Film:

A scripted, non-documentary, short between 3 - 30 minutes dealing with the hardships and/or potential resolution to the social injustice themes of today i.e. Black Lives Matter, Systemic Racism, Racism, Human Trafficking, Sexual Abuse, Homophobia, Political Corruption among other issues. This category may include scripted narrative, experimental, and even be based-on-a-true-story, but not in the style of a documentary.


Episodic:

Ficitional TV Show or Webseries.  A single episode or pilot must be a minimum 3 minutes, 10 minutes maximum or you may combine multiple episodes for up to 30 minutes maximum run time inclusive of credits.


Documentary Short Film:

Non-Fictional films of any genre between 3 - 30 minutes.


DocuSeries:

Non-Ficitional TV Show or Webseries.  A single episode or pilot must be a minimum 3 minutes, 10 minutes maximum or you may combine multiple episodes for up to 30 minutes maximum run time inclusive of credits.


Animated Short Film:

All mediums, genres, styles, and subjects welcome so long as it is animated and between 3 - 30 minutes. Significant portion of film must be made in frame-by-frame manner (live-action footage of puppets is NOT animation)


Trailers:

A commercial advertisement or sneak peak of a larger project with up to 3 minutes maximum run time.


Music Videos:

A category created to showcase Musicians, Directors & Cinematographer's music videos, musical films, and visual albums. Songs in the film must be the ORIGINAL composition of the band or musician featured in the video. Content must be between 1 to 7 minutes maximum run time.


Short Scripts:

Scripts of any genre up to 15 pages maximum. This category is for new unproduced screenplays only.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

Acceptance to the festival does not guarantee inclusion in Competition.



Awards & Prizes

Best Narrative Short Film - $2K Cash Prize & Certificate


Best Episodic - $500 Cash Prize & Certificate

Best Documentary - $500 Cash Prize & Certificate
Best DocuSeries - $500 Cash Prize & Certificate
Best Animated - $500 Cash Prize & Certificate
Best Social Injustice - $500 Cash Prize & Certificate 
Best Trailer - $500 Cash Prize & Certificate
Best Music Video - $500 Cash Prize & Certificate
Best Short Script - $500 Cash Prize & Certificate


SPARK Award - Certificate
People's Choice (An Award For Each Category) - Certificate


General Awards (An Award For Multiple Categories *BUT NOT ALL*):
Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematography & Best Screenplay / Story
 
Honorable Mention - Certificate