Audio - Film - Script

Who are we?
Echonation Audio & Film Festival is the first of its kind in the world. Driven by a passion for diverse music and audio, three audio enthusiasts decided to start this unique festival. We want to bring together people from all parts of the world who share our love and enthusiasm for audio and its impact on cinema. While audio is our focal point, we intensely focus on the other aspects of filmmaking and screenplay writing.
Based in the historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland, interest and inspiration about cinematic sounds and a diverse range of audio came naturally to us. As known to all, this bustling city with its myriad soundscapes has been the centre of attraction for culture enthusiasts for centuries.

Why did we start?
We are the first of its kind Audio Festival in the world. As life-long audio enthusiasts ourselves, we strive to bring together musicians, vocalists, podcasters and different kinds of sound lovers in this online festival.
As we conceptualized the first-ever audio festival in the world, we wanted to provide a platform and a network to audio creators across the globe. This festival will promote both independent and organizational audio channels, filmmakers, screenplay writers and bring together people from various backgrounds globally. Through Echonation Audio & Film Festival, audio story creators and audiophiles, film enthusiasts and makers in every capacity will be able to connect with each other and be empowered to reach out to a much larger global audience.

What are the categories of entries for participation?
Echonation Audio & Film Festival is an online festival that strives to promote a diverse range of independent and organizational audio channels, filmmakers & screenplay writers. For our initial seasons, the languages in which we are accepting audio stories are - English, French, German, Hindi, Bengali, Italian, Japanese and Korean. However, the films need to have English subtitles and screenplays should be in English in order to be accepted as entries.
Apart from audio stories, Echonation Audio Festival will also be open for entries from all categories of sounds like cinematic intros, background music, original scores, original film soundtracks, ambient sound designs, SFX and foley sounds, vocals, independent music, etc.

What do we dream to achieve?
Our dream is to take our unique festival to heights where it becomes a staple for audiophiles and filmmakers around the world. With the recent global boom in audio stories, we see Echonation Audio Festival reach out to all corners of the world, uniting and empowering audio enthusiasts for generations to come.

Film:
1. Winners shall be provided with a printable certificate and laurel.
2. Winners will be featured on our social media and website.
3. Screenplay winners can post their pitching video on our website.
4. Trophies are available and are free of cost. The applicant (winner) needs to bear the courier cost only unless it can be handed over to them during/after the event.

Audio:
1. Winners shall be provided with a printable certificate and laurel.
2. Best of the season audio story will receive SFX audio bundle.
3. Winners will be featured on our website and social media.

Film/Video/Script:‚Äč

Films/videos either short or of feature length are accepted without any production year restrictions.

Original scripts of any length are accepted.

English subtitles are must for films/videos which are not in English.

Scripts are accepted only in English.

If any open-source content is used in any film/videos, the same needs to be mentioned.

Submission fees are non-refundable.

The judges' decisions are final, non-negotiable and non-questionable.

Any film/script that promotes bias against any community, faith, gender, race, culture, sexual orientation shall be disqualified.

Non-English films without subtitles shall be disqualified.

Scripts not in English shall be disqualified.

Winners shall be provided with a printable certificate and laurel.

Winners will be featured on our social media and website.

Screenplay winners can post their pitching video on our website.

Trophies are available and are free of cost. The applicant (winner) needs to bear the courier cost only unless it can be handed over to them during/after the event.

All information shall be on the public domain of FilmFreeway and our official website.

Spammers shall not be entertained.

Audio:

Audio files must be submitted as a video.

Audio Story either short or of feature length are accepted without any production year restrictions.

If any open-source content is used, the same needs to be mentioned.

Submission fees are non-refundable.

The judges' decisions are final, non-negotiable and non-questionable.

Any audio story/podcast that promotes bias against any community, faith, gender, race, culture, sexual orientation shall be disqualified.

Winners shall be provided with a printable certificate and laurel.

Best of the season audio story will receive FREE SFX audio bundle.

Winners will be featured on our website and social media.

Trophies are available and are free of cost. The applicant (winner) needs to bear the courier cost.

All information shall be on the public domain of FilmFreeway and our official website.

Spammers shall not be entertained.

Overall Rating
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  • We are deeply humbled to have been awarded 'Best Short Film' on the first outing of 'Somebody's Baby'.

    Echonation will always have a special place in my heart.

    Mervyn McCracken

    August 2022
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team.

    July 2022
  • martin del carpio

    Thank u for selecting my film The Dark Forest as winner for best experimental! <3

    July 2022
  • Jeffrey Morin

    Was a good experience! Good communication and they followed through on deadlines. Bravo. Thanks for the efforts. I sure do appreciate it and good luck in the future.

    July 2022
  • Paul Ludden

    Very proud that "The Runner" film won your inaugural "Best Women's Short Film" award. A fantastic opportunity for us to further highlight a medical condition that effects women's physical and mental health helped by a powerful, committed central performance from Natalie. Massive good luck with the Echonation Festival. Looking forward to seeing it grow and develop. Paul (Producer, MancMade Productions)

    June 2022