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AudFest Call for Entries

AudFest Call for Entries

Call for Short Films:

DOCUMENTARY
EXPERIMENTAL
SOCIAL/POLITICAL
& more

Over $30,000 in cash & prizes

www.TheAudienceAwards.com/videocontests

HOW THE WINNERS ARE DETERMINED
From the first round, The top 3 films with the most votes and the top 4 in-house jury selected films move to a finals round to be judged by an esteemed panel of industry jurors. The top three final jury winners from the finals round will screened at Audfest 2018 in Los Angeles and compete for our prestigious Best of Fest Audience Award.

ABOUT AUDIENCE AWARDS
Audience Awards provides filmmakers the
opportunity to change the world through stories, win prizes and build an
audience. Films are judged by the audience as well as industry professionals. Previous jurors represent Vice, YouTube, Variety, Sundance and the list goes on. We are committed to providing a stage for diverse, emerging talent and their creative work. Our platform is dedicated to celebrating the power of
storytelling and building an audience. Created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, Audience Awards offers an invaluable platform for exposure. Our filmmakers don’t just gain exposure – like press and social media engagement – but also opportunities to accelerate their careers. Learn More:
https://theaudienceawards.com/filmmakers

ABOUT AUDFEST
Your days at AudFest will be filled with invaluable industry panels and workshops, your nights filled with screenings, networking parties and awards ceremonies. AudFest is the capstone of 365 days full of stellar
filmmaking and an opportunity for us to provide opportunity and exposure to our filmmaker family. We play with cameras, gear, learn from industry experts, get mentored by industry execs. We award three pioneer filmmakers and screen your amazing films. Everyone who submits to this festival receives a pass to attend AudFest! See you there!

 

AudFest Documentary Short Film Festival

Submissions Due by October 03, 2017 at 11:59am MDT
TOTAL PRIZE
$2,850

AudFest: Documentary seeks thought-provoking and diverse short documentary films.
If you’ve made a documentary, 30 minutes or under, give it the chance to be seen
worldwide. We are also seeking documentaries shot in 360. If you submit a 360, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

JURY AWARDS
3 Jury Selections: Advance to Finals Round

AUDIENCE AWARDS
3 Audience Selections: Advance to Finals Round

FINAL ROUND PRIZE DESCRIPTION
PRIZES: 1st and 2nd place films each win 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999. Every accepted film into the festival receives an AudFest All Access pass. Top 3 films as determined by the jury in the finals round screen at AudFest.

ENTRY FEE
$25

 

AudFest Experimental Shorts Film Festival

Submissions Due by October 09, 2017 at 11:59am MDT
TOTAL PRIZE
$2,850

If you’ve made an absurd, unrecognized, progressive, visionary experimental short,
30 minutes or under, give it the chance to be seen worldwide. We are also seeking
documentaries shot in 360. If you submit a 360, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

JURY AWARDS
3 Jury Selections: Advance to Finals Round

AUDIENCE AWARDS
3 Audience Selections: Advance to Finals Round

FINAL ROUND PRIZE DESCRIPTION
1st and 2nd place films each win 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999. Every accepted film into the festival receives an AudFest All Access pass Top 3 films as determined by the jury in the finals round screen at AudFest 1st and 2nd place films each win 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999. Every accepted film into the festival receives an AudFest All Access pass. Top 3 films as determined by the jury in the finals round screen at AudFest. Every accepted film into the festival receives an AudFest All Access pass Top 3 films as determined by the jury in the finals round screen at AudFest.

ENTRY FEE
$25

 

2017 Horror Shorts Film Festival

Submissions Due by October 16, 2017 at 12:00pm MDT
TOTAL PRIZE
$2,850

Do you have the kind of imagination that makes people glad you’re making movies instead of killing people? Have you made a terrifying, horrific, grotesque short film that will grab its audience by the throat and have them dying to see what your sick mind comes up with next? If you’ve made a film, 30 minutes or under, which can scare the pants off of us, submit it and give it the chance to scare the pants off the rest of the world. We are also seeking horror short films shot in 360. If you submit a 360 video, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit to the Audience Awards 2017 Horror Shorts festival and give over 100,000 film fans the chance to view and vote for your film. Films chosen will also be judged by an elite panel of jurors who are experts in the horror film industry.

ABOUT THE CINEMATIQ PRIZE: Cinematiq – gives the winner gives the top jury selected film a free lifetime license to DCP Transfer Software by Cinematiq + a 50% discount on DCP
creation. Worth up to $550.

ENTRY FEE
$20

 

Fox Writers Lab

Submissions Due by October 22, 2017 at 12:59am MDT
TOTAL PRIZE
Story. Craft. Truth.

2018 Fox Writers Lab Now Accepting Applications

21st Century Fox Inclusion is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Fox Writers Lab (“FWL”). Applications are open September 25th, and will close on October 22nd or once Fox has received 750 complete applications (whichever comes first).

The Fox Writers Lab is a highly selective initiative designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse voices, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are looking for fearless storytellers who will create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on Fox television shows, films, and other Fox Entertainment properties.

The FWL initiative offers trained writers an immersive four-month curriculum focused on developing original material, honing writing skills, and exploring the business of media and entertainment. Eight (8) writers will be selected to participate in the FWL initiative. These selected writers receive priority staffing meetings for the established FWL Staff Writer position on a Fox television show. From the eight (8) chosen writers, one writer will be named the 2018 FWL Fellow and will receive a blind script deal with Fox Broadcasting Company.

Please note that this year, writers selected for the FWL program will polish, refine, and rewrite an existing, original pilot script. Please be ready to submit the script you would like to rewrite in the Lab as part of your application.

 

Faith and Spirituality Short Film Festival

Submissions Due by October 23, 2017 at 11:59am MDT
TOTAL PRIZE
$4,296

Audience Awards’ Faith & Spirituality AudFest is dedicated to spreading enlightened ideas and pushing humanity forward to join together. Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit to the Audience Awards 2017 Faith & Spirituality Shorts Film Festival. We seek short films 30 minutes or under that explore the issues and faith and spirituality. We also seek short films shot in 360. If you submit a 360 video, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

JURY AWARDS
4 Jury Selections: Advance to finals round

AUDIENCE AWARDS
3 Audience Selections: Advance to finals round

FINAL ROUND PRIZE DESCRIPTION
1st and 2nd place films each win 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999. Every accepted film into the festival receives an AudFest All Access pass ($149 value)

ENTRY FEE
$25

 

2017 Live Action Shorts Film Festival

Submissions Due by October 30, 2017 at 12:00pm MDT
TOTAL PRIZE
$2,850

In 1974, the Academy Awards first recognized short fiction films as a worthy category. While many Audience Awards contests accept scripted shorts, we’ve never distinguished this category unto itself until now. (Sorry it took us so long.)

If you’ve made a film, 30 minutes or under, which falls under the many definitions of “Live Action” – narrative film which is not documentary and not animated, adaptations of
animated cartoons or comic books, use of puppets or a film in which animation and “real” actors coexists – this is the right festival for you. We also seek short films shot in 360. If you submit a 360 video, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit to the Audience Awards 2017 Live Action Shorts Film Festival and give over 150,000 film fans the chance to view and vote. Films chosen will also be judged by an elite panel of jurors who are experts on the impact live action film has in today’s film market.

The top three final jury winners will screen at the 2018 Audience Awards Film Festival in Los Angeles and compete for the Best of Fest Audience Award. ABOUT THE CINEMATIQ PRIZE: Cinematiq – gives the winner gives the top jury selected film a free lifetime license to DCP Transfer Software by Cinematiq + a 50% discount on DCP creation. Worth up to $550.

Entry Fee: Regular Deadline – $20 / Late Deadline – $35

 

Danceador’s Lose Yourself to Dance Video Contest

Submissions Due by October 31, 2017 at 9:00am MDT
TOTAL PRIZE
$4,000

Global dancers and dance filmmakers alike – this is your time to shine!
In collaboration with the Audience Awards, Danceador is launching our 2017 Lose Yourself To Dance Video Contest. This is a global open call for dancers and dance filmmakers alike to submit dance videos and films. You are invited to submit a film/video/dance on camera featuring dance/movement of any genre, whether it be a solo/duet/or in a group dance, from anywhere in the world.

Entries must showcase dance/movement and must be no less than 30 seconds and no longer than 45 minutes in length. Up to 3 entries per person can be submitted.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre is partnering with Danceador for their 20th Anniversary Season and the world Premiere of Ballet Beyond Borders. The BBB Gran Prix Dance
Challenge incorporates excellence in ballet with all forms of dance expression and presents world class dance talent for five days. BBB is open to professional and amateur dancers and students from all around the world and offers daily workshops, stage experience, cultural programs and a diplomacy conference in addition to the competition. RMBT is scouting for 1-2 half or full scholarships to perform at 2018 Ballet Beyond Borders in the classical,
contemporary, and/or open categories.

 

Social Political Shorts Film Festival

Submissions Due by November 06, 2017 at 11:59am MST
TOTAL PRIZE
$4,296

Filmmakers have a gift for reaching people in ways others do not. If you’ve made a short film calling attention to a social or political issue relevant to the controversial times in which we live, Audience Awards offers you an invaluable platform for exposure for your film. We seek social/political films for our festival. We also seek short films shot in 360. If you submit a 360 video, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

AUDIENCE AWARDS
3 Audience Selections: Advance to finals round

FINAL JURY AWARDS
1st Place Jury Award: 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999 + AudFest Screening
2nd Place Jury Award: 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999 + AudFest Screening
3rd Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening

ENTRY FEE
$25

 

AudFest Music Video Shorts Film Festival

Submissions Due by November 13, 2017 at 11:59am MST
TOTAL PRIZE
$4,296

If you’ve made a music video 30 minutes or under, give it the chance to be seen worldwide. The best will screen at AudFest 2018 in Los Angeles. We also seek short films shot in 360. If you submit a 360 video, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

JURY AWARDS
3 Jury Selections: Advance to Finals Round

AUDIENCE AWARDS
3 Audience Selections: Advance to Finals Round

FINAL ROUND PRIZE DESCRIPTION
1st and 2nd place films each win 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999. Every accepted film into the festival receives an AudFest All Access pass. Top 3 films as determined by the jury in the finals round screen at AudFest.

ENTRY FEE
$25

 

2017 Shorty Shorts Film Festival

Submissions Due by November 13, 2017 at 12:00pm MST
TOTAL PRIZE
$2,850

Ernest Hemingway, a writer praised for his artistic economy, wrote a six-word short story that began a brevity movement: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” There are six-word story challenges on Reddit, Tumblr and Twitter.

Audience Awards gives you the chance to give them the oneup. As filmmakers, you have so much more at your disposal than mere words. If you’ve created an entire story in the tiniest of shorts, this is the contest for you.

Shorty Shorts can fall into three categories: 15 seconds and under, 16 to 30 seconds, or, if you really need more time, 31 to 60 seconds Show us how much you can do with how little. We also seek shorts shot in 360. If you submit a 360 video, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit to the Audience Awards 2017 Shorty Shorts Film Festival and give over 160,000 film fans the chance to view and vote. Films chosen will also be judged by an elite panel of jurors who are experts in the big influence Shorty Shorts can have with today’s YouTube Snapchat attention span.

FINAL JURY AWARDS
1st Place Jury Award: $300 + 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999 + a free lifetime license to DCP Transfer Software by Cinematiq + a 50% discount on DCP creation. Worth up to $550 (and don’t forget about AudFest!)

Entry Fee: Regular Deadline – $20 / Late Deadline – $35

 

8K Neighborhood Video Contest

Submissions Due by November 27, 2017 at 3:00pm MST
TOTAL PRIZE
$6,456

The Challenge: DELL seeks 1-minute video or under shot in 8K to show the world the power and beauty of 8K footage on their 8K monitors. This contest seeks video about your neighborhood and the people around you. What’s it like in your neighborhood? What are the places, the activities, and people that make your hood your home? Show it off, help transport us to your town, your block, your spot & show it off in 8K!

The submission must be shot in 8K and submitted as an 8K file. The final product must have a minimum resolution of 7680 x 4320. Filmmakers can submit up to 3 entries.

JURY AWARDS
5 Preliminary Jury Selection: Move to Final Round

AUDIENCE AWARDS
5 Audience Vote: Move to Final Round

FINAL JURY AWARDS
1st Place Jury Award: Dell UltraSharp PremierColor 32 8K Monitor | UP3218K

2nd Place Jury Award: Dell 43 Ultra HD 4k Multi Client Monitor | P4317Q

3rd Place Jury Award: Dell X-Rite i1Display Pro – Colorimeter

 

Videoblocks by Storyblocks Contest

Submissions Due by November 28, 2017 at 9:59am MT
TOTAL PRIZE
$1,194

Can you make an ad featuring stock video without anyone noticing?

Use our footage to put together a short 6 – 10-second ad and the best one will be used in our own marketing efforts! Click on our logo to the left to receive a free 7-day membership.

Videoblocks by Storyblocks is a stock media subscription company that offers access to its massive libraries of video, audio, and photo. While we understand why a filmmaker prefers to shoot his or her own film, we also recognize that doing it yourself may end up being too costly or there may not be enough time to get that perfect shot. That’s where Videoblocks by Storyblocks comes in – we have the perfect After Effects template you’ve been looking for, the aerial shot of a train making its way through a mountain, or a motion background that perfectly fits into your presentation. We’re looking to the filmmakers out there to put together a short 6 to 10 second video ad that will help capture the simplicity of Videoblocks by Storyblocks and highlight the one essential membership every filmmaker needs in his or her tool kit.

AWARDS
25 Selections Advance To Final Round

1st Place Jury Award: $500

2 Honorable Mention: Year long subscription to VideoBlocks, AudioBlocks, and GraphicStock

 

Native American Doc Challenge

Submissions Due by December 29, 2017 at 11:59am MST
TOTAL PRIZE
$5,500

Native American and First Nations of Canada filmmakers are invited to submit their short documentaries, 7 minutes and under, to the Audience Awards Native American Doc Challenge. We also seek documentaries shot in 360. If you submit a 360, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film. Championed by Native American filmmaker and actor, Forrest Goodluck, an industry jury will judge the films and the top 8 films will screen at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February 2018. The showcase of the top eight films will also screen at AudFest in LA in the Spring.

Filmmakers receive one All Access pass to BSDFF including all screenings, DocShop sessions and special events and one All Access pass to AudFest including all screenings, special events, and labs. Additionally, during Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the filmmakers will be apart of their Native Filmmaker Fellows seminar with leaders in the Indigenous filmmaking community and the film industry at large. From the top 8 films, the jury will select the best documentary and award $1000 and 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $2,000.

Additionally, Audience Awards voting will run April 4-10, 2018. The most voted film wins $500 and 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $2,000. We are currently gathering additional prizes, sponsors, mentors and distribution outlets for the top films. Our goal is to advance the careers of emerging and established Native American filmmakers.

ENTRY FEE
$20

 

2018 Dramatic Shorts Film Festival

Submissions Due by January 08, 2018 at 11:59am MST
TOTAL PRIZE
$4,296

If you’ve made a dramatic film, 30 minutes or under, give that short the chance to be seen worldwide.

Writing, shooting, editing, producing. We know the kind of all-consuming effort it takes to finish a film that means something. If your short is full of expression and spectacle, reversal and catharsis, this is the festival for you.

We are also seeking dramatic shorts shot in 360. If you submit a 360, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

JURY AWARDS
5 Jury Selections: Advance to Finals Round

AUDIENCE AWARDS
3 Audience Selections: Advance to Finals Round

FINAL ROUND PRIZE DESCRIPTION
PRIZES: 1st and 2nd place films each win 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999. Every accepted film into the festival receives an AudFest All Access pass. Top 3 films as determined by the jury in the finals round screen at AudFest.

ENTRY FEE
$25

 

 

2018 Love Shorts Film Festival

Submissions Due by February 12, 2018 at 11:59am MST
TOTAL PRIZE
$4,295

If you’ve made a short film on or about love, 30 minutes or under, give it the opportunity to be seen worldwide. We also seek short films on love shot in 360. If you submit a 360 video, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

JURY AWARDS
3 Jury Selections: Advance to Finals Round

AUDIENCE AWARDS
3 Audience Selections: Advance to Finals Round

FINAL ROUND PRIZE DESCRIPTION
PRIZES: 1st and 2nd place films each win 1 FilmStro soundtrack license for movies with up to a $1M budget worth $1,999. Every accepted film into the festival receives an AudFest All Access pass. Top 3 films as determined by the jury in the finals round screen at AudFest.

ENTRY FEE
$25

 

8K Outdoor Adventure Video Contest

Submissions Due by February 26, 2018 at 3:00pm MST
TOTAL PRIZE
$6,456

THE CHALLENGE: DELL invites our filmmakers from around the globe to shoot an outdoor adventure in 8K to compete in this Outdoor Adventure Contest. How does your world look? Blow people’s hair back with fantastic footage shot in 8K that helps transport the audience right to your hot spot. Submit your 1-minute videos or under shot in 8K to show the world the power and beauty of 8K footage on their 8K monitors.

All submissions must be 1-minute or under in length. Videos must be submitted as an 8K file and uploaded as one. The final product must have a minimum resolution of 7680 x 4320. Filmmakers may submit up to 3 entries to Outdoor Adventure.

JURY AWARDS
5 Preliminary Jury Selections: Move to Final Round

AUDIENCE AWARDS
5 Audience Vote: Move to Final Round

FINAL JURY AWARDS
1st Place Jury Award: Dell UltraSharp PremierColor 32 8K Monitor | UP3218K

2nd Place Jury Award: Dell 43 Ultra HD 4k Multi Client Monitor | P4317Q

3rd Place Jury Award: X-Rite i1Display Pro – Colorimeter


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