Risk. Danger. Hazard. Peril. Do those words get you? Have you captured the craziness in moving pictures? Then Audience Awards Adventure Film Festival is the contest for you. If you’ve made a film, 45 minutes or under, which features an extreme outdoor adventure, passion or craft, give it the chance to be seen worldwide.

How this festival works: We are an online community supporting filmmakers and their films. If accepted into this festival, you will upload your film to theaudienceawards.com where the public will be able to screen, comment and vote for your film during the online portion of the festival.

****In the event that your film is accepted to this festival, you will receive an email that explains how to submit your film. You will then need to upload your film before the festival start date here:


HOW THE FINALISTS ARE DETERMINED: From the first round of live audience and jury voting on The Audience Awards platform, the top 3 films with the most votes and the top 4 jury-selected films advance to the prestigious finals round. The finalist films are judged by an esteemed panel of industry jurors. The top 5 final jury winners from the finals round are deemed the finalists.

A note on audience voting: Once jury & audience voting opens on theaudienceawards.com, you can share your film with your friends and ask for them to vote. 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.

ABOUT AUDIENCE AWARDS: Audience Awards provides filmmakers the opportunity to change the world through stories, win prizes and build an audience. Films are judged by the audience as well as industry professionals. Previous jurors represent Vice, YouTube, Variety, Sundance and the list goes on. We are committed to providing a stage for diverse, emerging talent and their creative work. Our platform is dedicated to celebrating the power of storytelling and building an audience. Created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, Audience Awards offers an invaluable platform for exposure. Our filmmakers don't just gain exposure - like press and social media engagement - but also opportunities to accelerate their careers. Learn More: https://theaudienceawards.com/filmmakers

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1st Place Jury Award: Fugi Camera + Digital Distribution Deal

2nd - 5th Place Jury Award: Digital Distribution Deal

***If your film is accepted, you will receive an email that explains how to submit your film to this online film festival. You must upload your film before the online festival start date. 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 film online, we invite you to come back next year and submit.***

All submissions must be 45 minutes or under in length.

Films may have been exhibited or previously distributed.

No purchase necessary to enter or claim a prize. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. Entry via the Audience Awards account and connection is required.

You must have the authority to submit the film for our consideration.

You must have obtained all the necessary rights, including music rights, consents, authorizations and licenses covering the film. There must not be pending or anticipated litigation regarding the film. You may have to provide proof of rights.

Anyone may submit to this festival, but videos will be judged for admittance into the festival before audience and jury voting opens. Preliminary judging will be based on the quality of content and adherence to the assignment. Videos will be judged by a score of 1-3. Videos that score a 1 will not be allowed to compete in the festival. The film must not (i) infringe any rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights or IP rights, including any music-related rights, (ii) be defamatory or indecent, and (iii) violate any applicable laws. You must have obtained and been able to prove that you have all the necessary rights to the music in your film. Creative commons licenses will not be accepted and do not prove that you have the rights to the music on your film.


To enter the festival, filmmakers must create an Audience Awards account and follow the instructions from the festival landing page of the festival brief.

HOW THE WINNERS ARE DETERMINED: From the first round, The top 3 films with the most votes and the top 4 jury-selected films move to a finals round are judged by an esteemed panel of industry jurors. 5 films are selected as the finalists.

To enter, you must have a valid Audience Awards account. Signing up for Audience Awards is free of charge.

AUDIENCE VOTING: Voting is open to the public. Voters can vote once a day for as many films as they like. Filmmakers can vote for their own films and any other films they like once a day. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Any questions regarding the determination of a winner will be decided in the sole discretion of the sponsor, which is final and binding in all matters relating to this festival.

The approximate retail value of the prize(s) may be based on information provided by the sponsor and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. For tax reporting purposes, the winner(s) may be required to provide the sponsor with a valid social security number before the prize is awarded. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of winner(s) or, if a minor in the jurisdiction in which they reside, in the name of their parent or legal guardian, for the actual value of the prize(s) received. The prizes are awarded “as is” without warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Prizing may be fulfilled by a third party. Prizes are nontransferable and cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash by the winner. Prizes subject to change.


Winners will be notified via email within one day of the online festival finals round closing. All winners are subject to verification at the sole discretion of Audience Awards. As part of the verification process, Audience Awards may, without otherwise altering the grant of rights to festival entities, require potential winners to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, and except where prohibited by law, a liability and publicity release. Any and all materials submitted become the property of the sponsor and will not be returned. Prizes subject to change.

Employees of Audience Awards and/or their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, directors, officers and distributors and other prize suppliers and each of their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) are not eligible to enter or win. The festival is governed by U.S. law, is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited.

Overall Rating
  • Michaela Precourt

    They had great communication through out the process!

    December 2017