An awesome festival for awesome filmmakers and screenwriters! We accept a wide range of Features, Shorts and Screenplays across various categories from Comedy to Drama to Horror and more!
EVERY ENTRY receives an OFFICIAL SELECTION LAUREL- because finishing a film or script means you're AWESOME!
The Awesome Film Festival is based in Burbank, California, the home of Warner Bros and Universal Studios- among countless post houses and filmmaking facilities. This gives your work an incredible opportunity to reach a wide ranging audience of filmmaking professionals.
You will receive the full RED CARPET treatment, Photo Ops for social media, a LIVE STAGED READING of the Winning Screenplay by the talented performers of LA Connection Theatre, as well as an Awards Ceremony and Screenings of the winning films, and an opportunity to network with filmmakers.
Entered Films and Screenplays also have the opportunity to receive valuable Feedback from writers who have been Winners or Finalists in the Nicholl Fellowship, Screencraft Horror/Comedy/Drama competitions, ISA Development Slate, ISA Fellowship, Filmmatic InRoads Fellowship and Scriptapalooza competitions, as well as award winning filmmakers. All Feedback is designed to be constructive and very helpful.
The Awesome Film Festival is focussed on giving filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their work in the heart of the entertainment industry with a chance of exposure to a wide range of audiences in the heart of the filmmaking capitol.
ALL entries receive an OFFICIAL SELECTION Laurel- because you earned it!
LIVE TABLE READ of the Winning Screenplay- performed in Hollywood by the talented cast of LA Connection Theatre!
Best Feature Film- The most AWESOME FEATURE film we saw this year!
Best Short Film- The most AWESOME short film we saw this year!
Best HorrorFeature Film- The scariest FEATURE film we saw this year!
Best Horror Short Film- The scariest SHORT film we saw this year!
Best Comedy Feature Film- The funniest FEATURE film we saw this year!
Best Comedy Short Film- The funniest SHORT film we saw this year!
Best Drama Film- The most dramatic FEATURE film we saw this year!
Best Drama Short Film- The most dramatic SHORT film we saw this year!
Best Sci-Fi Feature Film- The most out of this world FEATURE film we saw this year!
Best Sci-Fi Short Film- The most out of this world SHORT film we saw this year!
Best Director- The best person behind the camera this year!
Best Writer- The best wordsmith all year!
Best Actor- The best male performance we saw all year!
Best Actress- The best female performance we saw all year!
Best Supporting Actor- The best character we saw all year!
Best Premise- The best scenario we heard all year!
Special Screening at our location in Burbank- right by the big studios and production companies!
Awards Ceremony at our Burbank screening location!
PR & Photo Op to promote your work!
Social Media blast!
Q&A for selected Winners!
An Award Winner Laurel to add value to your project!
- Films have no completion date requirement
- Films have no PREMIERE requirement
- No Screening Waivers
- All films must be submitted in English language or with English subtitles
- Online Screeners only for submission
- Screening requirements are Bluray or DVD
- Workprints are allowed (but please tell us what's being worked on and when it will be completed)
- By submitting to a category you agree to allow the AFF use of your film and promotional materials in our promotional materials and permission to screen your film at the Awesome Film Festival if it is selected as a Winner
- By submitting to us you agree to the terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about the Awesome Film Festival
We will never sell your information to 3rd parties.