Social Political Audience Awards

2019 Social Political Shorts Film Festival

2019 Social Political Shorts Film Festival

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We really appreciated Audience Awards not just in how easy and simple it was to submit, but also having the ability to know in advance that our film was selected as well as being able to get a glimpse of all of the other selected films is a privilege I have never experienced before from a festival. Matthew Serrano, 2018 A2 Social/Political Shorts award-winning filmmaker

FILMMAKERS: 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.

HOW THIS FESTIVAL WORKS: Once you successfully upload and submit your film to this festival on our site, your film is reviewed by our festival screeners for admittance. You will receive notice if your film is accepted or rejected before voting opens.

On the voting open date, your film is juried by our preliminary jury panel and the global audience. From this first round, the top 3 films with the most votes and the top 5 preliminary jury-selected films advance to the finals round. If audience winners are preliminary jury selections, the prelim jury will select additional films so that there are always 8 finalist films. From the 8 films, the expert jury panel will select their top 5 films. These films are the finalists of this festival and receive an optionla non-exclusive distribution deal.

Prizes for finalist films: 

1st Place Jury Award: FUJI Finepix S8600 camera and Distribution Deal
2nd Place Jury Award: Celestron 10×25 Binoculars and Distribution Deal
3rd Place Jury Award: LowePro Dublin30 Pouch and  Distribution Deal
4th & 5th Place Jury Award: Distribution Deal

2 things: 

1. Your film will be publicly viewed, so make sure it’s the right time for your film to gain an online audience. If it’s too early for the public to watch your short film online, we invite you to come back next year and submit.

2. If you want your friends and family to vote for your film, share away. Audience voting greatly increases your views & exposure for your film and career, but social sharing is not necessary to win. The jury ultimately chooses the finalists and winners of the festival.


Jun 04, 2019 at 11:59am MDT (America/Denver)


Jun 04, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


Jun 11, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


Jun 18, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


1st Place Jury Award: FUJI Camera + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

2nd Place Jury Award: Binoculars + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

3rd Place Jury Award: Toolkit Pouch + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

4th Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

5th Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes


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  • Regular Deadline:

    Mar 26, 2019 12:00pm (America/Denver)Entry Fee: $25

  • Late Deadline:

    May 28, 2019 12:00pm (America/Denver)Entry Fee: $30

  • Extended Deadline:

    Jun 04, 2019 11:59am (America/Denver)Entry Fee: $35

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Event Expiration Date: June 04, 2019

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