Atlanta Movie Awards welcomes you to its new edition! An event organized for both independent filmmakers and cinema-goers who love to discover niche films and artists.

The festival’s judges and programmers come from different film backgrounds and are eager to put together an exciting and truly high-quality program of indie films. The festival’s aim is to discover new talent, films and filmmakers with potential, and to recognize the collaborative work this art form is funded on.

The program will focus on independent films of different genres, with no limitations on length, style or country of origin. The festival is open to everyone regardless of budget and experience.

The festival is run in association with a collection of international film festivals supporting indie filmmaking. By establishing a working network with filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals, we share one common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences.

Awards & Prizes
△ ​Semi-Finalist – Films nominated in each category will be contacted on the notification date, and can use our digital laurel. Semi-Finalist filmmakers are more than welcome to join the online event, although only the winner films will be screened.

△ Winners – From the Nominations, a smaller selection of films for screening will be notified. Screening materials will be requested and more information about the event will be provided.

Awards :

Best International Short
Best US Short
Best International Feature
Best Us Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script
Best Unproduced Short
Best Unproduced Feature
Best Comedy Short
Best Animation Short
Best Three Minute Quickie
Best LGBT Short
Best VR/Immersive
Best Experimental Short
Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy Short
Best Women in Film Short
Best Horror Short
Best Fashion Short
Best Dance Short
Best Music
Best Film For Change Short
Best Community/Charity Short
Best Student Short

Rules & Terms
✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).

✓ All films must have been made in or after 2018.

✓ Short films must not exceed 35 minutes.

✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

✓ Semi-Finalists: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.

Winners: These are all the Semi-Finalist films selected for screening, which will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no a winner notification, it means your film will not be screened.

✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✓ We retain the right to change the date of the online event. All selected filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

✓ We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.

✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

✓ We cannot provide refunds.

✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails.

Overall Rating

    October 2023
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    Thank you for the good experience

    October 2023
  • Micki Dickoff

    Great film festival! I'm honored Neshoba: The Price of Freedom was a winner. Thanks so much!

    October 2023
  • John Arrington

    I loved it what a great experience

    September 2023
  • Fred Paul Bailey

    It was an honor for our LGBTQ short film "Neighborhood Stranger" to be selected as Semi-Finalist. Thank you for your consideration.

    September 2023