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Honoring Stories Worth Telling - All Ages, All Cultures, All Media

We accept content already published on the internet.

3D, AR, AI, 5D
Content created with 3D, Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and/or 5D technologies.

Including but not limited to Stop Motion, Claymation, Classic, etc.

Apps can be created for Mobile or tablets. We will screen your app demo video if accepted.

Digital Comics
Digital Comics are accepted in digital format only, no physical books please.


Content created with a drone.

30 minutes or longer , any subject, genre or format.

Media content created with your cell or phone or tablet.

Music Video
All Music Videos welcome.

New Media
Since New Media is an ever evolving arena, we have this category for those of you that have created something that is not right for our other categories.

A documentary or narrative form, all genres.

All Scripts. Short of long form, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, books, web series, reality, live, TV anything scripted, this is for you. There is not a limit on page numbers. Top 3 winners in this category win Industry memberships valued at $1000.00 each & are still considered for Grand Prize Award.

Any content 30 minutes or under.

Snipler - a 30 second pitch
Think of it as a snippet of a trailer, a way to pitch a project vs. preview a project (trailer).

You may submit any genre, any length for this category. The subject matter must at some point touch on or involve one of these elements: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Math.

Content that was made while you were a student. Top 3 winners in this category receive $100.00 each & are still considered for Grand Prize Award.

SRC – Socially Responsible Content
Film & media content that has a socially responsible message and would like to be considered for competition in this category. Including but not limited to PSA's, industrials, journalism. We have had stories as diverse as the Last Dinners of Death Row Inmates to Bumblebees.

Up to 4 minutes of an excerpt from your content that you use as a preview. Judged by a journalist who reviews trailers for press.

Virtual Reality / 360
Any content created with Virtual Reality or 360 technology.

Web Series
A series of scripted or non-scripted videos, generally in episodic form.

Submission/Entry Process

Up to 3 Industry leaders review/screen your content based on story, production value, New Media.

If 2-3 of the screeners approve of your content based on our criteria, you are accepted in to the festival.

By Submitting, you have read and agree to the terms in the link below:


Sorry no Refunds.

We Accept it All

  • All content considered, online, made public, novice, expert
  • All genres and niches
  • All completed by dates
  • Distributed and Non-Distributed content

Category Description & Terms-Conditions

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  • Submit early and save
  • Late Deadline January 3, 2018
  • Final Deadline April 25, 2018
  • Notification Date by May 8, 2018
  • Submit for 9th Annual June 16-17, 2018

What you get

Benefits from submitting your project

Accepted content is in competition for $45,000 in Awards
20+ Categories
Best in Category – Audience & Grand Prize Awards
3 Student Category winners get $100 cash each
3 Script Category winners get $1000+ in Industry memberships
Festival Perks
All Access Pass
To walk the Red Carpet for press interviews
Be part of the Q & A after your screening
Be a guest of honor at the Creative Mixer
Access to Indie Distributors at a mixer in September

IMDB Official Event Page

Latest winners, projects and interesting news


Festival worth the entry fee.


Stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform.

LA TImes - Hero Complex

Makes the cutting edge accessible.

Huffington Post

Exposure / credentials

And other Industry Leaders - We are an IMDB Qualifier via Withoutabox