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!

Entered Films and Screenplays have the opportunity to receive valuable Feedback from writers who have been Winners/Finalists in the Nicholl Fellowship, Screencraft, ISA Development Slate, Filmmatic InRoads Fellowship and Scriptapalooza competitions, as well as award winning filmmakers.

The Awesome Film Festival is focussed on giving filmmakers an opportunity for first class feedback and promotional materials to get their work noticed.

Because you're awesome!

ALL ENTRIES IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL SELECTION Laurel for your poster and promotional materials.

WINNERS receive a live Q&A regarding their project.
Online filmmakers roundtable
Publicity materials

- 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.

Overall Rating
  • Yunus ┼×evik

    Thank you for the best horror movie award given to our Horror Calendar movie. Well done to all the festival team, it was a great festival.

    April 2022
  • Aaron Crocker

    I enjoyed this festival quite a bit. I found the feedback to be helpful and will use the information moving forward.

    I found the awards ceremony to be extremely encouraging and supportive.

    I will absolutely be entering Awesome Film Festival in the future.

    February 2022
  • Christophe Moore

    This festival has handled themselves VERY well. Especially with this new variant that came out in the beginning of January, they chose to keep everyone safe and do the festival virtually. I will definitely submit future films to them.

    February 2022
  • Mike Schiff

    Excellent communication with the staff. A very worthwhile festival to be a part of.

    January 2022
  • To be selected to be included in your Film Festival or Screenwriting Contest is a reward in itself.

    January 2022