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WELCOME TO OBO!

The Online Box Office Film Festival is the ONLY film festival that offers quality worldwide distribution opportunities to winning and selected films, showcasing filmmaker's work to the world.

WE GIVE STORYTELLERS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!

We are industry professionals and know film. We work to curate and help indie filmmakers make their content known to a fan base they never knew they had. By offering quality distribution opportunities, and introducing filmmakers to a wide array of exhibition partners, distributors, and professional development opportunities, we strive to help indie filmmakers become monetized.

THE LONG ARM OF OBO

Having relationships with Top Industry Leaders, OBO offers High-Quality Distribution Opportunities for Filmmaker's content to reach Worldwide Audiences.

OBO has the ability to release a movie in over 100 Million Homes in North America and over 1 Billion Worldwide.

ONLINE BOX OFFICE FILM FESTIVAL: SPRING 2021

The Online Box Office Film Festival returns for a new quarterly film festival worth the hype. Coming off the success of the Online Box Office Horror Short Film Contest, this was… inevitable.

We are now accepting both Short and Feature films.

The acceptable genres for the Online Box Office Film Festival: Spring 2021 are as follows

Short or Feature Films:
Horror
Animation
Drama
Sci-fi

Winning entrants will receive some truly amazing prizes, including:
- Cash
- Q&A Interview with a Feature Film Director, Producers, Writers
- Movie Distribution or Development Offer
- OBO SWAG Products
- Laurels
- And much more

All films selected as a finalist will move forward to find out if they are a winner at our virtual awards event at the end of June.

Winner announcements will be released through our social media pages to help promote your film.

Entry Fee: Short Films: $24.99 USD Feature Films: $39.99 USD

- Submissions open: March 5th, 2021
- Early Bird Deadline: March 19th, 2021
- Submission Deadline: April 12th, 2021
- Short & Feature Films selected as finalists will be announced on April 26th, 2021
- Winners will be announced at our Virtual Awards Event on June 29th, 2021

Online Box Office Film Festival: Spring 2021

First Place Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:

– $150.00 cash prize
– 1 on 1 Zoom Q&A Interview with Star Indie Director
– World Wide Distribution or Development Deal


Second Place Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:

– $75.00 cash prize
– OBO T-SHIRT
- OBO HAT


Third Place Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:

– $50.00 cash prize
– OBO HAT
– OBO T-Shirt

​Special Recognition Will Be Awarded For:

-BEST SCREENPLAY
-BEST DIRECTOR
-BEST ENSEMBLE
-BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
-BEST SOUND DESIGN
-BEST ANIMATION
-BEST SCI-FI
-BEST HORROR
-BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

WHAT TO SUBMIT.

It’s a Drama, Animation, Horror, and Sci-fi film genre short and feature film festival. The author is responsible for the content and any DISCLAIMERS regarding the material submitted.

​Films submitted can include the following subgenres: Animation: Adult Animation, Children's Animation, Animation Musical, Family Animation.

Films submitted can include the following subgenres of Drama: Comedy-drama, Crime Drama, Docudrama, Historical Drama, Horror Drama, Legal Drama, Melodrama, Military Drama, Romantic Drama, Teen Drama.

​Horror: Science Fiction Horror, Comedy Horror, Folk Horror, Body Horror, Found Footage, Slasher, Supernatural Horror, Gothic Horror, Teen Horror, Natural Horror, and Zombie film.

​Films submitted can include the following subgenres of Sci-fi: Alien Invasion, Alternate History, Alternate/Parallel Universe, Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Artificial Intelligence, Colonization, CyberPunk, Dying Earth, Mutants, Time Travel, Utopia, Virtual Reality, Weird.

Winning films will be chosen based on the following criteria:

(i) originality
(ii) story
(iii) characterization
(iv) presentation
(v) overall impression

MEDIA FORMAT

The audio-video file of the selected Film has to be sent no later than APRIL 12TH, 2021 in the following formats: PAL, NSTC H264 1080p 4K 24fp .mov or .mp4. Submit VIA FilmFreeway.

ADVERTISING PURPOSES

Festival Staff can use parts of the selected Films for advertising purposes via print, radio, trailer on TV or Cinema or Internet.

ACCEPTANCE AND REGULATIONS

Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules. Festival Staff reserves the right to make any changes to the rules and regulations and how to deal with any controversial matters. It’s strictly forbidden to privately contact the staff and jury members during the selection period of the festival, punishment: exclusion from the competition.

WE DO NOT OFFER SUBMISSION FEE WAIVERS

If you have a question, please email us.

SAVE THE DATE

Submissions open: March 5th, 2021
Early Bird Deadline: March 19thl 2021
Submission Deadline: April 12th, 2021
Short & Feature Films selected as finalists will be announced on April 26th, 2021.
Virtual Awards Event: June 29th, 2021

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Pedro de la Llave

    I feel so honored my film was awarded on this great festival! Thank you!!

    July 2021
  • Thanks to make our movie till Finalist.

    July 2021