A panel of academic and professional experts will judge the entries.
The short-listed films for the awards will be screened in the main collection at our main venue to the public. Certain films will also be screened in other select cities.
Best Film -
Best Screenplay -
Indie Spirit Award -
Must not contain: Pornography, offensive material directed to any nation, religion, culture, gender or sexual orientation, excessive profanity, excessive nudity, anti-government, or anything else the festival organizers deem inappropriate.
Must have script in English native language with TIME CODES for subtitles
Must have the rights to all materials including script and music and actors’ releases etc
Must be submitted for screening in H.264 format at 1080P
Response from festival:
I appreciate your reviews and we will work harder to grow for next year. We had to grow slowly from a city based contest to this new format. Next year the films for awards night will be shown in a more theatrical venue and some other films that are not shortlisted will be shown at other venues on other days building up to awards night. Greater networking will be part of the goal and we will continue screenings, education seminars and networking events throughout the year. Thanks for your great entry and support. We value it.