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AWS FILM COMPETITION

WELCOME TO THE AWS FILM COMPETITION!

The AWS Film Competition is here to shine a spotlight on the incredible talents of independent short filmmakers and podcasters. We believe that your creative work deserves recognition, and that's exactly what we're here to provide. This competition serves as a platform for both emerging and seasoned creators to showcase their skills and share their stories with the world.

CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS

One grand prize winner will be selected from each category: short films and podcasts. These exceptional creators will earn the opportunity of a lifetime:

  • Red Carpet Premiere: Your project takes center stage with a red-carpet premiere. Experience the excitement of seeing your creation projected onto the big screen, surrounded by fellow artists and enthusiasts.

  • Q&A Session: Engage in an insightful Q&A session with the director and key actors after the premiere. Dive into the details of your creative journey, the inspiration behind your work, and the magic that brought it all together.

  • Stage Introduction: Bask in the limelight as your cast and crew are introduced on stage. Feel the pride as the names that brought your project to life echo through the theater, acknowledging their dedication and talent.

  • After Party Extravaganza: The celebration continues with an unforgettable after party. Mingle with fellow creators, industry professionals, and supporters. Raise your glass, dance the night away, and revel in the success that you've earned.

 

A MOMENT OF TRIUMPH

The journey of creating a film or podcast is a labor of love that often spans years. It's a collective effort, involving your cast, crew, friends, investors, contributors, and followers who have all played a part in bringing your vision to life. The AWS Film Competition is the perfect occasion to pause, reflect, and celebrate the extraordinary accomplishment you've achieved.

 

LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN

You and your dedicated team have poured your heart and soul into your craft. Now, it's time to revel in the fruits of your labor and revelry. Our competition isn't just about recognition; it's about honoring your dedication and innovation, and creativity!

 

JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY

We invite all filmmakers and podcasters, both veterans and newcomers, to seize this opportunity. Embrace the chance to showcase your artistry, share your narrative, and connect with fellow creatives who understand the passion that drives your work.

 

As the curtain rises on the AWS Film Competition, get ready to step onto the Red Carpet, celebrate your accomplishments, and let your creativity shine like never before.

Welcome to a celebration of your cinematic and auditory masterpieces!

 

FILM SUBMISSION CATEGORY RULES

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be 18 years old or older to enter.

  • Submissions must be accompanied by the submission fee of $20 PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form.

  • All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time of submission.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Maximum runtime for submissions is 20 minutes, inclusive of credits.

  • All submissions must have a 16:9 Image Ratio to be considered.

  • Please submit the following materials by October 15th, 2023, 11:59 pm:

    • Film Submission (link only)

    • Film Synopsis

    • Director & Writer Bio

    • Director & Writer Headshot (optional)

 

PODCAST SUBMISSION CATEGORY RULES

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be 18 years old or older to enter.

  • Submissions must be accompanied by the submission fee of $20 PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form. All podcasts must be in English or have English subtitles for the visual elements at the time of submission.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Podcasts must have a runtime between 5 to 8 minutes.

  • All podcasts must include a visual element; no audio-only podcasts will be accepted.

  • All submissions must have a 16:9 Image Ratio to be considered.

  • To meet time constraints, your podcast submission must be a clip or compilation of clips from an "original" episode or episodes of your Podcast Series.

  • Please submit the following materials by October 15th, 2023, 11:59 pm:

    • Podcast Submission (link only)

    • Show Synopsis

    • Host and Guest List

    • Host Bio

    • Host Headshot (optional)

DISCLAIMERS

  • AWS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries without a refund.

  • AWS is not obligated (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information:

    • Identities of screeners or judges

    • Notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project

    • Details regarding the submission review or selection process

  • AWS explicitly disclaims any liability or responsibility for any comments, notes, or opinions expressed about a submission, whether by AWS or its volunteers.

  • Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their submissions, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. AWS expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

 

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Winners will be announced on October 21st, 2023. The judges' decision is final.

RED CARPET EVENT

DATE:  Saturday, November 11, 2023

LOCATION:  Metro Atlanta Area

SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM OR PODCAST TODAY!

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