Dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging talent, Borodino Film Festival was founded by a group of creators who were tired of the typical festival experience. At Borodino, we do things differently. Each project is judged by a panel of industry professionals actively looking for talent, not just an open bar and a free trip to a sunny locale.

In our first year, this is your chance to make connections and build relationships without the obscurity that creators sometimes feel at larger festivals. Our goal is to facilitate meaningful opportunities for our guests through the exclusive nature of our programming.

The event will feature live screenings of official selections in the heart of New York City. Screenwriters will be invited to attend a series of workshops hosted by industry professionals. All winners and finalists will have a photo and bio featured on our website.

Best Film (Feature Narrative) - $500

Best Film (Feature Documentary) - $500

Best Film (Narrative Short) - $150

Best Film (Documentary Short) - $150

Best Film (Animated Short) - $150

Best TV Pilot - $250

Best Screenplay (Feature) - $200

Best Screenplay (TV Pilot) - $200

Best Screenplay (Short) - $100

Shot on Film Photography Award - $100

Best Student Short - The Golden Napoleon Award empowering the filmmakers of tomorrow.

All winners and finalists will have their work shared with our industry professionals, this year including executives from network television, web creators, award winning screenwriters, independent producers, editorial photographers, and private investors.

All entrants must hold the rights to their submitted work. Creators retain all rights to their material. Screenwriters are encouraged to have their submitted script(s) registered with the WGA. Screenplay entries must be unproduced as of April 1, 2019. Borodino Film Festival cannot guarantee distribution or representation of Official Selections. All negotiations of parties connected through the festival pertaining to distribution and/or representation will take place outside of the festival.

Winners are not required to attend the festival to receive prize money. Prize money will be distributed via Paypal once funds are released through Prize money is not guaranteed in the event a category does not receive a minimum number of entries. Submitters are permitted to enter multiple projects under separate entry fees.

Overall Rating
  • Loved being apart of this festival . Thank you so much for awarding my screenplay. I will return with my next project.

    September 2019
  • My film was chosen as a semifinalist (whatever that means) and the festival had no communication about that or events leading up to the festival. Save your money.

    September 2019