Hyperwave Film Awards is a Seasonal International Film Competition and Awards Event. Each Season, our Jury will award the best films through private online screenings.

Our selection levels include Semi-Finalist, Finalist, and Award Winners. All selected Semi-Finalist & Finalist will receive a Hyperwave laurel and all seasonal winners can purchase a beautiful Hyperwave blue crystal trophy & print-ready digital certificate to show off their achievement.

All selected Semi-Finalist & Finalist will receive a Hyperwave laurel and all seasonal winners can purchase a beautiful Hyperwave blue crystal trophy & print-ready digital certificate to show off their achievement. Award Winners in & outside of the United States will have to pay for customization the S&H costs of their trophies.

>> All Winners will also receive a 3 Month iPitch.tv Membership, a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives.

All Annual Trophy Winner who do not attend the awards show can pay to have to have their trophy shipped.

All Print-Ready Digital Certificates will be e-mailed to participants.

All Winners will be promoted year round on our website and social media platforms.

>> HYPERWAVE CATEGORIES & AWARDS (EACH SEASON)

(Under 50 Minutes)
Best Short - Drama
Best Short - Comedy
Best Short - Horror
Best Short - Action/Thriller
Best Short - Documentary
Best Short - Foreign
Best Short - Animation
Best Short - Student
Best Short - Impact/Awareness
Best Short - Experimental/Dance

Best Short Screenplay (Under 50 Pages)

Best Short - Micro (Under 7 Minutes)

Best Music Video
Best Web Series (Under 50 Minutes)

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress

1. Films must be 50 minutes or less (including credits).​​

2. Films must be submitted via Filmfreeway.

3. Any films with non-English dialogue or text must be submitted with English subtitles.

4. Films that have already won or been selected at our festival cannot be entered again. 

5. All films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English)

6. Short Screenplays must be submitted as PDF files in the proper screenwriting format. Screenplays may be a minimum of 5 pages and a maximum of 50 pages. The TITLE of the screenplay and NAME OF WRITER must be listed on the title page. 

7. Hyperwave does not publically screen films in our seasonal editions.

8. We do not accept any projects that have low production value (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, low video resolution less than 1080p HD).

​9. We do NOT offer any Free Waivers at this time. ​
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  • Jay Mohan

    This was an amazing experience for the entire team of "I Resign". What a great response and feedback from the program director and judges. Our short film was selected in the last season and we got perfect communication from the team at each stage. As an icing on cake, we received our excellent trophy as well. Thank you Hyperwave. Highly recommended.

    April 2020
  • Matthew Sauve

    This is an outstanding film festival. Their dedicated team is truly passionate about world cinema and I highly recommend submitting to this festival. They are true professionals and will give your project it’s undivided attention regardless of how many submissions they receive. I can honestly say that alone is worth it’s weight in gold. 10 out of 10 stars across the board!!!

    April 2020
  • Danene Montella

    My team was ecstatic to receive the award for Best Short Film in the Social Justice category. I recommend these film awards to filmmakers, we were happy to be a part of their contest.

    February 2020
  • May not have contacted me in time?

    December 2019
  • Great event highly recommend to submit...

    November 2019