SEASON 14 : One Earth Awards is a Short Film, Music Video and Music Awards program. Previously called "Film Bengaluru" , this quarterly awards show (4 times each year) recognizes excellence from across the world in Film-Making and music. With a stellar jury of Grammy, Oscar and other internationally recognized musicians and film-makers and top industry personnel, One Earth Awards also rewards film-makers and musicians who use their art and talent to make this world a better place.

Awards are given out every Quarter (4 times a year) We will make a formal announcement of all the winners online. By default, all participants will also be entered into 'Song of the Season' and 'Most Enlightened Musician/Film-Maker of the year'

In total, we will announce and award up to 20 Gold Winners, 20 Silver Winners and 15 Bronze Winners (subject to change). All will receive digital certificates and laurels, and have the option to exclusively purchase a trophy. ( the shape, size and design of the trophy continuously evolves) We reserve the rights to reduce or increase the number of winners, based on quality of participation.

Note: Any project/entry that has been awarded in past seasons is NOT ELIGIBLE for awards in subsequent seasons.

Best Short Film - Animation
Best Short film - Fiction
Best Short Film - Documentary
Best Short Film - Virtual Reality
Best Short Film - Land
Best Short Film - Kindness
Best Short Film - Inclusion
Best Short Film - Environment & Sustainability
Best Short Film - Children's Rights
Best Short Film - Refugee/Refugee Crisis

Best Student Film - Film on any of the above categories directed & produced by a student

Song of the Season
Most Enlightened Musician/Film-Maker of the season

Best Music Video - Performance Based
Best Music Video - Narrative/Montage Based
Best New Age/Ambient Song
Best World Music Song
Best Pop Song
Best American Roots Song
Best Rock Song
Best Classical Music Recording
Best Jazz Single
Best Children's Song
Best Dance/Electronica Song
Best Spoken Word/Single Compilation
Best Contemporary Instrumental Single

Film-makers, songwriters and composers from all over the world are invited to submit their films, music videos or songs completed within the last 36 months – between 1st March 2021 to 28th February 2024.

Terms & Conditions for Entry

Only the producer, authorized person or rights holder can apply for participation.

Only English subtitled screening materials are accepted for short films created in languages other than English. Subtitles are not required for non-English music videos or songs submitted.

Participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in the Festival with regard to necessary permissions from parties connected with the production and distribution of the participating film and/or other rights holders/licensees.

The selection of films and songs by the committee/Jury will be final.

Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances.

No screening or Administration fee is paid to films selected for competition/screening

Once the film is submitted for selection, it cannot be withdrawn from participation.

Once submitted, no changes to artist name or project name will be allowed under any circumstances.

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of the above Regulations.

The Festival reserves the right to exclude films that are not in conformity with the aims and objectives of the Festival, or films that could offend national feelings of any participating country, or likely to promote racial discrimination or violence.

We do not have any requirement for the film/song to premier at our festival.

Overall Rating
  • We recently participated in the One Earth Awards and were incredibly honored to receive both a Gold and Silver Award in Spoken Word! The One Earth Awards' commitment to excellence in filmmaking and music, along with their focus on environmental awareness, truly resonated with us. We highly recommend the One Earth Awards to anyone creating films or music that uplifts and inspires. Thank you, One Earth Awards, for this phenomenal recognition!

    May 2024
  • Suraaj Parab

    Thank you for recognizing talent all across the world, and thank you for awarding me as a winner.

    April 2024
  • Seay Harshaw Delgado (SEAY)

    Thankyou One Earth Awards, for a truly wonderful experience, and for recognizing inspiring music, films and music videos from around the world.

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! It's been great having your work in our program.

  • Avra Banerjee

    Very supportive to independent musicians, knowledgeable jury & judges who have great understanding of intricate music and musical craftmanship, very fair, rational judgements throughout.

    April 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Thanks to you for participating, it's been a pleasure to feature your work.

  • Donna Weng Friedman

    I love what One Earth stands for- very meaningful to me on so many levels. Thrilled to have received two Silver medals- one for best Classical Music Recording and the other for Best Music Video- Performance Based. Truly honored and grateful to One Earth for these accolades.

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your participation! Looking forward to more of your work Donna.