The Oniros Film Awards is a monthly and annual IMDb qualifying competition based in Aosta, Italy, which celebrates films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get it judged by award winning industry professionals specialized in various fields and compete with other talented filmmakers.
Our mission is to discover quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to help them realize their dreams. The Oniros Film Awards is all about Dreams (ὄνειρος = oneiros, Dream in Greek language), ours and yours. The Oniros Film Awards is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!

Every month our jury will only award the best filmmakers through private screenings. There will be awards in several Main Categories, and every submitter can add Additional Categories to increase their probability to win an award. Every Winner of the Monthly Edition will receive our Official Certificate (digital format) ready for printing, our Official Laurel, will be listed on our web site and social networks and can upload their wins on IMDb. There may be Honorable Mentions to those filmmakers or projects that haven't wont their categories, but whose skills and quality deserve to be celebrated. All the Finalists, Winners and Honorable Mentions will be shared on our social media and by our network of International Media Partners.
Furthermore, “Monthly Edition Award Winners” will automatically enter the “Best of Year” competition as Annual Official Selections. Only the contestants that will be chosen by the Jury to enter the Annual Finals will receive a new notification and will be part of the Annual Public Event and Award Ceremony that will take place at the historical theater G. Giacosa, in the beautiful Aosta, Italy, in August 2019, during which the results of the Best of Year competition will be revealed, and where the Annual Finalists will have the opportunity to meet other talented filmmakers, producers, directors and actors. The Finalists of the Annual Competition and the Categories that will be part of the Annual Competition will be decided and revealed by the Jury after the last Monthly Edition of each Year. Not all the categories from the Monthly Edition will be part of the Annual Edition. The second Oniros Film Awards year goes from June 27th 2018 to June 2019.

WHAT WE OFFER

All Finalists of each Monthly Edition:
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Laurels;
- Can receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing, by paying the graphic designer fee;
- Will be listed on our web site and social networks;
- Will be shared by our network of International Media Partners;
- Can share their nominees on IMDb.

All Winners of each Monthly Edition:
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Laurels;
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing;
- Will be listed on our web site and social networks;
- Will be shared by our network of International Media Partners;
- Can share their wins on IMDb;
- Can Receive the prestigious Golden Oniros trophy, by paying production cost and shipping cost;
- Will automatically enter the “Best of Year” competition as Annual Official Selections.

All Winners of the Best of Year Competition:
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Laurels;
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing;
- Will be listed on our web site and social networks for the next whole year;
- Will be shared by our network of International Media Partners;
- Can share their wins on IMDb;
- Will receive the prestigious Golden Oniros trophy during the Award Ceremony that will take place in Aosta, Italy, in August 2019. In case they couldn’t attend the Award Ceremony, they can receive their trophy by paying only shipping costs;
- Three Winners of the “Best of Year” competition will be chosen by the Jury to receive an 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;
- Three Winners of the “Best of Year” competition will be chosen by the Jury to receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents;
- Three Winners of the category “Best Prosthetic Make-Up” (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will receive a special prize from our Partner Stan Winston School of Character Arts that will include a subscription to Stan Winston School online courses.

* BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS *

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR: Short films, feature films, indie films, documentaries, animations, TV/web-series, pilots, trailers, commercials and music videos. We accept films in any length, genre and language. Non-English films must have English subtitles.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT: 1. Amateur videos. 2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda. 4. Pornography. 5. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD). 6. We don't accept scripts.

By submitting your film, take note that: The Oniros Film Awards is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) from any film submitted for promotional purposes. The films will not be available online. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be submitted to multiple categories. Winning categories varies every month depending on the submissions we receive. If we think the categories submitted are not to a standard of the Oniros Film Awards win, they will be removed. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove the movie from the competition at any time. NOT all the categories (Main and Additional) from the Monthly Editions will be included in the Annual Editions. The Categories that will be part of the Annual Edition will be decided by the Jury. Entry fees are non-refundable.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for possible screening (private and/or public) and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations. Submitting to the award competition includes the membership to the cultural organization Oniros Films which organizes the event Oniros Film Awards. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Oniros Film Awards, 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.

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  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    Oniros Film Awards is an awesome Festival, it was honourable that our film "To the Brink and Back" gained the award of Best Documentary Short. when we met any question, Mr David helped us timely. Very good communication. We will continue to attend the future festival.

    December 2018
  • Matthew van Ginkel

    A great festival for up and coming filmmakers trying to make a name for themselves. It has been an honour to partake in this festival.

    November 2018
  • OV Productions

    Honored. Thank you a thousand times.

    November 2018
  • Alberto Olivieri

    I had a very pleasant and positive experience with Oniros Film Awards. Their staff members are very responsive and the communication was excellent. My film received an award in occasion of the October 2018 edition and I'm looking forward to the next phases of the festival. Thank you on behalf of my entire team!!

    November 2018
  • Marek Kacer

    Great festival, we really enjoyed many high quality films and also beautiful city - Aosta! Fast and helpful communication. Definitely recommend to every filmmaker.

    November 2018