Showcase your cinematic work at The American Cinematography Awards! Experience other magical work from across the industry as you celebrate, learn, watch, and connect with cinematographers, filmmakers and other industry professionals from across the globe! Also, your chance to win awards in a multitude of categories! Even potentially lock down partnership deals, work opportunities, resources and more with our creative partners within the world of filmmaking and cinematography.

This is a festival that celebrates all things cinematography! No matter the genre, the length or the language. Our panel of judges comes from the world of cinematography, and as such, that is the only criteria. Our awards and prizes range within sub-sections of the cinematic world, but the festival is focused exclusively on cinematography and the achievements within that.

Our judges look thoroughly across the board for cinematic achievements:
-Camera Choices
-Camera Angles
-Camera Operations
-Visual Direction
-Camera Strategy
-Visual Style
& More

At The American Cinematograpy Awards, we celebrate the achievement, no matter what role you had in it. Our submitters range from:
-DP's (Directors of Photography)
-Independent Filmmakers
-Camera Operators

We LOVE to bring appreciation to anything and everything to do with cinematography, and we aim to bring value to those that make these achievement happen.

Cinematography is one of the most beautiful things in the world. We want to see your incredible work. Submit to the American Cinematography Awards today!

Submit now to be featured as part of the 2023 American Cinematography Awards

**NOTE: For filmmakers that submitted to the 2022 season, check your inboxes for all information and updates in the next few weeks.

The 2022 American Cinematography Awards are being held through an immersive online festival event venue that will span across 72 hours: Loaded up with resources, panels, interviews, masterclasses, accessible tools, networking opportunities, educational opportunities and of course: A whole lot of incredible, privately screened films. We can't wait to see you there!

Our finalists are nominated for each of the following categories:
-Best Camera Operations
-Best Lighting
-Best Cinematic Directing
-Best Single Shot
-Best Cinematography USA
-Best Cinematography International
-Best Of Festival

All category winners receive a personalized prize package and award for their incredible achievement.

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2019.

-All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary, musical, sketch, etc.)

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.