Prizes & Dates

We are gifting $400,000+ of in-kind prizes.

Below is a detailed listing of our in-kind prize packages for 2019. It’s a big year, so dream big!

Film Awards

Grand Prize – $120,000 – One-year of international distribution from Lonely Seal Releasing, with waived admin fees, a showcase to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes and a custom APP.

Best Feature Film – $20,000 – A showcase to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes.

Best Female Filmmaker – $20,000 – A showcase to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes.

Best Documentary – $20,000 – A showcase to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes.

Best International Film – $20,000 – A showcase to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes.

Short Film – $20,000 – A showcase to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes.

Best Web Series – $20,000 – A showcase to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes.

Music Awards

Sound Byte Grand Prize Winner – $100,000 of in-kind services- A record contract from Hourglass24,  heavy SEO marketing, a custom website, a custom APP and musical equipment sponsorship.

Best Music Video – $8,750 – A website or APP, and two months of SEO.

Best Songwriting – $8,750 – A website or APP, and two months of SEO.

 

Screenplay Awards

Best Screenplay – $20,000 – A showcase to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes.

Script Accessible  – $20,000 A showcase to worldwide cinema buyers at Cannes.

Page Craft – $2,500 – $1,000 discount to a writers retreat in Italy, writing workshops in Los Angeles, and professional screenwriting coaching.

 

Audience Awards

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

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

Short Film Audience Award – Winner gets a certificate and mentions in press releases and social media.
Film and Screenplay winners will be announced on Saturday, October 12, 2019, and Best Video winners will be announced on Sunday, October 13, 2019.  The “Sound Byte” winner will be announced within 30-days. 

 Key Dates

Submissions open on November 1, 2018.
The early bird submission deadline is December 31, 2018.
The regular submission deadline is March 31, 2019.
The late submission deadline is April 30, 2019.
The super late/extended deadline is May 31, 2019.

Selected films, screenplays, music videos, songs,  and finalists for the “Sound Byte” contest, will be notified by July 1, 2019.