Digital Griffix film awards changed over the years and is now an IMDB listed international awards competition (Digital Griffix Film Festival) taking place each five months.
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Our trophy changed over the years, and is now a beautiful crystal eagle head that can be shipped worldwide !
Although we are mostly an awards event, we are planning to do a live screening for the winners of the Best Fiction Film of the year award, along with the Best Documentary and Best Animation film of the year 2022 in summer 2023 at the Cinema Moderne in Montreal :
Some other films will be considered for the live screening as well.
Each five months our jury determines the best films in each category. Note that we do NOT screen all accepted films onsite. The films are screened privately by the jury. Our goal is to help filmmakers take the next step in their career.
Our jury is composed of award winning filmmakers who perfectly understand the hard work put in independent filmmaking !
We do NOT select everyone for the festival. Only nominees will be selected.
Our IMDB page :
Our VFX Company IMDB page (members of the jury worked on the listed films) :
Our Festival Director is also working at MPC Montreal (Moving Picture Company)
Just like you, we are artists and filmmakers !
The categories to submit in are :
Best of show
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best LGBT Filmmaker
Best Dark Comedy
Best Mystery Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Animation Feature
Best Crime Film
Best Animation Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Indie Film
Best Micro Film (up 3 minutes)
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Experimental Film
Best young filmmaker under 18
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film
Best Screenplay - Short
Best Screenplay - Feature
Best COVID film
Best Film made with a Mobile
Best Woman Filmmaker
Best First Time Screenplay for Short Film
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Production Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Costume Design
Best First Time Producer
Best Debut Performance
Best film of the year categories :
Best fiction film of the year
Best documentary film of the year
Best animated film of the year
Prizes will be sent each 5 months. Trophies will be offered without charge to the best films of the year (Best fiction film, Best Documentary, Best Animation). As a VFX company, we are offering a free VFX 3D modeling package to all award winning filmmakers of all seasons and in all categories, which includes a 3D character (creature) or 3D model ready for production that you can choose from our 3D store. All films will receive a score card and we make interviews either by phone or writing with all winners ! Those are then shared on our social media.
At the end of the year 2022, other prizes and trophies will be offered to the three winners of the year which include -
1-InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.
Winners of the Digital Griffix Awards for best film of the year in one of the three main categories will receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you'll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film.
Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
2-Winners of the Digital Griffix Awards for best film of the year in one of the three main categories receive a IPITCH.TV package.
iPITCH.TV offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show or feature film. Pitch your idea for a Movie, Screenplay, Television Show, Short Film, New Media Project and more.
3- Winners of the Digital Griffix Awards for best film of the year in one of the three main categories receive a cash prize of up to 100$ cad if they decide to not order the trophy - so you can choose between the trophy or cash prizes * only paypal is accepted as a money transfer method
Our partnership with Shami Media Group http://www.shamimediagroup.com can help you with the distribution of your film. All selections are eligible for distribution consideration with our partner.
Technical Requirements to submit to them:
Video -Film Master: •File specifications: Apple Pro Res 422 (HQ) in .MOV container. -Film Trailer: •File specifications: Apple Pro Res (HQ) in .MOV container.
Note* no artifacts, glitches, compression gradients, color shifting or other imperfections.
Audio -Film Audio: •PCM 48.000 kHz 16-bit Audio.
-Trailer Audio: •PCM 48.000 kHz 16-bit Audio.
*Must be in stereo if originally mixed in stereo.
Photos •High resolutions images and stills for press, marketing & special promotion.
*If available. Closed Captions (CC) • SCC format • English text in EIA 608 format in a Scenarist SCC formatted file, using the .scc file extension • Must be 29.97 FPS regardless of frame rate of the movie file. • Captioning workflows utilizing 23.976 FPS timecodes are acceptable, but the timecodes will be regarded as 29.97fps. • SCC files should preserve the timecode mode (drop frame or non-drop frame) used in your captioning process, not necessarily the mode represented in the Video Master. • All closed captions should be in english.
*FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS ONLY | Subtitles in english should be delivered separately (not burned in) in valid .SRT format with correct timing and no misspellings.
All films must contain at least one frame of black at the beginning and end, but no longer than 1 second. No watermarks, bugs, DVD logos, promotional intros, release dates, websites, color bars, slates, countdowns, advertisements or MPAA ratings. For trailers, files are preferably to be 60 Second long.
All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.
You can submit to multiple categories.
By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the music rights.
Note that we do NOT screen films online. The films are screened privately by the jury.