Imaginarium Convention is a three day annual event held in Louisville, Kentucky centered entirely around creative writing, including the worlds of books, movies, gaming, music, and comics/graphic novels. Imaginarium Convention features extensive programming content, with panels and workshops presented by over 150 professional guests covering everything from the craft of writing to various genres, industry-specific topics, publishing, and social media/publicity. The convention features a film festival with a full array of awards, a masquerade/costume contest, live music, gaming, an expo open to the general public, an awards banquet, a series of literary awards called the Imadjinns, and many more activities, creating a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that is content-rich and ideal for networking, promotion and personal development.

The Imaginarium Convention's Film Festival showcases an array of short films, feature films, documentaries and music videos of all genres. Projects accepted into the film festival are evaluated by our jury for an array of awards that include several focusing on the storytelling/screenwriting components. As a convention that celebrates the art and craft of storytelling, we strive to present a diverse range of quality independent projects in the festival, while giving additional spotlighting to the screenplays and screenwriting aspects of filmmaking. For further information on the Imaginarium Convention, please visit

Awards & Prizes

Awards will be given in Three Categories:


Best Feature
Best Feature Runner-Up
Best Short Film
Best Short Film Runner-Up
Best Documentary
Best Screenplay
Best Plot Development
Best Character Development
Best Director
Best Sound
Best Cinematography
Best Editing


Best Non-Produced Screenplay
Best Plot Development
Best Dialogue
Best Character Development


Best Music Video

Rules & Terms


(1) All works must be submitted as an online screener.

(2) All Non-English films MUST have English subtitles.

(3) You may submit more than one film. Each film must be submitted separately with your form and appropriate fee.

(4) If you are under the age of 18 a legal guardian must submit for you.

(5)All features and short films must be submitted as either genre or non-genre. Genre is defined as "a work that draws significantly on one or more popular traditions--such as fantasy, science-fiction, horror, romance, mystery, or noir--in order to engage audience expectations."


Imaginarium Convention is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Imaginarium Convention from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

8 Reviews

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    Eddie Caiazzo

    Imaginarium just keeps growing with each passing year. The 2017 festival saw some of the strongest screenings yet, and should make its way to the top of the list for folks looking for a great networking experience -- especially for writers. Kudos to Eric, Kylie and Stephen. I very much look forward to returning.

    November 2017
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    Thomas Moore

    Entire convention lots of fun, it has draws of people in many areas such as books, table top gaming, film, etc.

    October 2017
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    Russell Emanuel

    Thank you so much for having "Occupants" in your festival and for the Best Editing win! We really appreciated it and look forward to coming to your event in the succeeding years!

    October 2017
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    James Carroll

    It was a great honor to be part of this film festival and have my screenplay represented. The communication and professionalism were great.

    November 2016
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    naima chebahi

    a really nice festival, I enjoyed to be part of it

    October 2016