We provide awards and judging in many categories by our industry expert panel so that your project can get rightfully deserved recognition.

Awards will be given by nation, as well as by category.

Rules and regulations

To have your film considered for a main award, it must be entered as a film, not just a category. If your film reaches the finalist status, it will be considered for category awards at no additional charge. To ensure that you are also considered for category awards, you can also enter categories separately - just in case you don't reach the final round. (Again, Category Awards are done by a separate judging panel within that category in the industry).

· Entries must be in English or - Subtitled, dubbed in English.
· Every submission has to pick one main category.
· Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
· All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.
· Works in progress are accepted.
· Entries will not be returned.
· Entry fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Wonderful to have won the 2021 Best Drama, Feature Film for our AMAZON QUEEN movie. Thanks very much.

    March 2022
  • THANK YOU to the MHIFF for including my screenplay in your festival. Receiving a Semi-Finalist award is very humbling. I'm honored and grateful. Communication was excellent and timely. I strongly recommend this festival! Thank you again.

    March 2022
  • Gloria J Browne-Marshall

    Thank you for selecting “SHOT” and conducting a great festival.

    January 2022
  • It was awesome and I`m honored please do I get my plaque

    January 2022
  • Bill Albert

    Excellent. Thank you for the recognition and the encouragement to keep going.

    January 2022