Filmmakers: Submit your environmental short film, 45 minutes or under.

HOW THIS FESTIVAL WORKS: ***If your film is accepted into this festival, you will receive an email that explains how to submit and upload your film to theaudienceawards.com where the public will be able to screen, comment and vote for your film during the online portion of the festival.

You must upload your film before the festival start date here:
https://theaudienceawards.com/the-audience-awards/2019wildandgreenshortsfilmfestival

ABOUT THIS FESTIVAL: AUDIENCE AWARDS provides filmmakers with the opportunity to gain exposure, distribute your short films, & accelerate your careers. We are committed to providing a stage for diverse, emerging talent and your creative work. Our democratized platform celebrates the power of storytelling and provides you with the tools to build an audience. Films submitted to opportunities on our site are juried by industry professionals and the global audience. The top films win prizes and screen at festivals around the world. Created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, we work our ass off (and have fun doing it) to give you a leg up.

On the voting open date, your film is juried by our preliminary jury panel and the global audience. From this first round, the top 3 films with the most votes and the top 5 preliminary jury-selected films advance to the finals round. If audience winners are preliminary jury selections, the prelim jury will select additional films so that there are always 8 finalist films. From the 8 films, the expert jury panel will select their top 5 films. These films are deemed the finalists of this festival.

A note on audience voting: If you want your friends and family to vote for your film, share away. Audience voting greatly increases your views & exposure for your film and career, but social sharing is not necessary to win. The jury ultimately chooses the finalists and winners of the festival.

Your film will be publicly viewed, so make sure it’s the right time for your film to gain an online audience! If it's too early for the public to watch your film online, we invite you to come back next year and submit.

RESOURCE LINKS:
Audience Awards for filmmakers: https://theaudienceawards.com/filmmakers
AudNews: http://audnews.com/
Go Pro and license your films: https://theaudienceawards.com/upgrade

PRIZE DESCRIPTION
1st Place Jury Award: FUJI Finepix S8600 camera; 2nd Place Jury Award: Celestron 10x25 Binoculars; 3rd Place Jury Award: LowePro Dublin30 Pouch

JURY AWARDS
1st Place Jury Award: FUJI Camera + Digital Distribution Deal
2nd Place Jury Award: Binoculars + Digital Distribution Deal
3rd Place Jury Award: Toolkit Pouch + Digital Distribution Deal
4th-5th Place Jury Award: Digital Distribution Deal

AUDIENCE AWARDS
1st -3rd Place Audience Award: Advance to Finals

***If your film is accepted into this festival, you will receive an email that explains how to submit and upload your film to theaudienceawards.com where the public will be able to screen, comment and vote for your film during the online portion of the festival.

You must upload your film before the festival start date here:
https://theaudienceawards.com/the-audience-awards/2019wildandgreenshortsfilmfestival

All submissions must be 45 minutes or under in length and deal with environmental issues.

Films may have been exhibited or previously distributed.

No purchase necessary to enter or claim a prize. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. Entry via the Audience Awards account and connection is required. You must have the authority to submit the film for our consideration.

Anyone may submit to this festival, but videos will be judged for admittance into the festival before audience and jury voting opens. Preliminary judging will be based on the quality of content and adherence to the assignment. Videos will be judged by a score of 1-3. Videos that score a 1 will not be allowed to compete in the festival. The film must not (i) infringe any rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights or IP rights, including any music-related rights, (ii) be defamatory or indecent, and (iii) violate any applicable laws. You must have obtained and been able to prove that you have all the necessary rights to the music in your film. Creative commons licenses will not be accepted and do not prove that you have the rights to the music on your film.

Overall Rating
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  • Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen

    This was a great opportunity to have online viewers for The Reindeer belong to the Wind doc film. Thank you very much!

    September 2017
  • Ray Jacobs

    I must admit to being skeptical about a vote online format festival, but really enjoyed the experience and many more people got to watch our film because of the festival. I enjoyed watching many of the other films in the festival as well. While not going all out to get tons of votes on social media it felt like the film got a lift in profile and the performers enjoyed sharing it with friends. Watching through the films it did seem all about who had the most contacts, votes and social media obsession rather then the best of the films that got the most audience votes. However I'm glad there was a good judging team to balance this out. Thank you Audience Awards for a good experience and sharing some great films.

    May 2017