Prizes & Key Dates

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GRAND PRIZE AWARD

Grand Prize – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes, one year of development advice, and one year of and strategic financing and distribution advice. The Grand Prize also includes a cutting-edge website, with two years of hosting, Final Draft software, and prominent placement on Hourglass24, a new crowdfunding site.

* Our Grand Prize may be awarded to ANY FILMED PROJECT in our festival. 

SPECIAL AWARD

Best Female Filmmaker – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes, development advice, and strategic financing and distribution advice.

FILM & DOCUMENTARY AWARDS:

Best Feature Film – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best International Feature Film – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Film Accessible Film (Feature, Documentary or Short) – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Short Film – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best International Short – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Documentary Short – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best LBGTQIA Short – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

SCREENPLAY AWARDS

Grand Prize Screenplay Winner – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes, one year of development advice, and one year of and strategic financing and distribution advice. The Grand Prize also includes a cutting-edge website, with two years of hosting, Final Draft software, and prominent placement on Hourglass24, a new crowdfunding site.

Best Dramatic Screenplay – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Historical Screenplay – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Comedy Screenplay – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Script Accessible Feature Screenplay –  A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best LBGTQIA Screenplay – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Play/Musical – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Short Screenplay – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Script Accessible Short Screenplay – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best LGBTQIA Short Screenplay- A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Short Play/Musical – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Narrative Feature  – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Narrative Short Film  – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Documentary Feature  – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Documentary Short  – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best International Narrative Feature – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best international Narrative Short – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best International Documentary Feature – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best International Documentary Short – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

MUSIC AWARDS

Best Music Video – A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

Best Song –  A showcase for cinema buyers at Cannes and strategic advice.

KEY DATES

Submissions open on August 30, 2021. 
The Early Bird submission deadline is October 31, 2021.
The Regular submission deadline is March 31, 2022.
The Late submission deadline is April 30, 2022.
The Extended submission deadline is May 20, 2022.

Selected Films, Screenplays, and Songs will be notified by June 1, 2022.

Our festival takes place on October 5-10, 2022, at the Regent Theater in Arlington  MA (Boston).

Winners are announced on Sunday, October 10, 2022, at our Awards Ceremony.

Good Luck!