Prizes & Key Dates

Below is a breakdown of our prizes, and key dates. We look forward to experiencing your awesomeness!

Grand Prize – $100,000 (in-kind) One-year of international film distribution from Lonely Seal Releasing, ($50,000),  a dedicated custom page on our website for 12 months, complete with monthly updates, ($12,000) and SEO, ($18,000), targeted marketing to cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best Script Accessible Feature Film $20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Script Accessible Best Screenplay $20,000 (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at the Lonely Seal Releasing booth at Cannes in May 2020.

Best Script Accessible Short Film $20,000 (in-kind) – A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best Woman Filmmaker $20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best Documentary $20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best International Film $20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best Short Film $20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

“An Incomplete Truth” $20,000 (in-kind) Post Production Credit Award, sponsored by 5A Studios in London. The winner of this award will be given a $20,000 post-production credit to use on their current film or future production.

Best Screenplay $20,000 – (in kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best Short Screenplay $10,000 (in-kind) Four months of strategic advice.

Best Music Video $20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Narrative Audience Award $20,000 (in-kind) – A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Documentary Audience Award $20,000 (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Short Film Audience Award $20,000 (in-kind) – A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best International Film $20,000 – (in-kind) A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Best International Short Film $20,000 (in-kind) – A showcase and targeted marketing to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes ($10,000) and four months of strategic advice ($10,000).

Key Dates
Submissions open on August 20, 2019
The early bird submission deadline is October 31, 2019.
The regular submission deadline is February 28, 2020.
The late submission deadline is April 30, 2020.
The extended deadline is July 31, 2020.

Selected films and Screenplays will be notified by August 14, 2020.

All winners will be announced on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at our awards ceremony.