The Oniros Film Awards® is an International Monthly and Annual IMDb qualifying competition celebrating films from all around the world with awards in different categories and genres. The OFA allows filmmakers to submit their projects to get them judged by Award-winning industry professionals specialized in various fields and compete with other talented filmmakers.

Our mission is to discover high 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) and is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!

(Oniros Film Awards® 2017- 2019 All Rights Reserved)

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 and may order their Trophy. 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 listed on our website, will be shared on our social media and by our network of International Media Partners and may upload their credits on IMDb.
Monthly Award Winners may be chosen to compete in the Annual Award and be part of our Prestigious Annual Gala with Live Screening and Award Ceremony, that will take place at the Palais Theater, in the beautiful town of Saint-Vincent, Italy, in August 2020. The third Oniros Film Awards year goes from July 2019 to June 2020.

WHAT WE OFFER

All Finalists of each Monthly Edition:
• Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Laurels;
• May order 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;
• May 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;
• May share their wins on IMDb;
• May order the prestigious Golden Oniros trophy, by paying production costs and shipping costs;
• May be chosen to compete in the Annual Award.

All Winners of the Annual Award:
• 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;
• May share their wins on IMDb;
• Will receive the prestigious Golden Oniros trophy during our Annual Award Ceremony. In case they couldn’t attend the Award Ceremony, they may receive their trophy by paying only shipping costs;
• Several Winners of the Annual Award 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;
• Several Winners of the Annual Award 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;
• Several Winners of the Annual Award will be chosen by the Jury to receive a Final Draft® scriptwriting software: the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world for 27 years. Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards, allowing writers to focus on what they do best – writing scripts. Used by such industry giants as J.J. Abrams, James Cameron and Aaron Sorkin, Final Draft software is the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard;
• Several Winners of the Annual Award will be chosen to receive an Official Selection from our Festival Partner Best Actor Award.

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

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR: Short films, feature films, indie films, experimental films, documentaries, animations, TV/web-series, pilots, trailers, commercials and music videos. We accept films of 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 a 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 Editions 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.

** This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Oniros Film Awards® 2017- 2019 All Rights Reserved **

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  • Very friendly, organized and communication festival! I was surprised by how many different categories you could submit to. They always emailed me and updated me about what was going on. I was more than happy to receive the award and certificate for Beat Sci-Fi for my film Eli’s Cure 2075! They were very cool on Instagram as well. They are friendly enough to post and share the stories of what other filmmakers posted about their film. Which is something that was very kind to me. This festival definitely cares a lot about their filmmakers. I would most definitely submit another project of mine to this festival and I recommend everyone else to submit to here as well. Thank you Oniros Film Awards!

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Jax, this really means the world to us! You guys did such a great job and you'll certainly keep doing great with your next projects! All the very best!

  • saku mori

    I was impressed with your polite and quick response.
    I'm proud of the team!
    Great festival!

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Saku, thank you so much for your kindness! Congratulations again to you and your Team!

  • An excellent film festival which provides great communication & social media support. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Pennan, Thank you so much for your kind words! You and your Team did a great job!

  • Benjamin Schnau

    I really have to say that David and his team do an amazing job in communicating with filmmakers answering every question and going the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. Our film 'Against all Odds' is one of the finalists and we couldn't be happier. It's really much appreciated and values the work of every filmmaker so much more.

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Benjamin, it was simply great to have Against All Odds in competition, you all did an excellent job! All the very best with your future projects!

  • Jasmine Leivers

    Great festival! Thanks for accepting Murals - Short Film

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being part of Oniros, Jasmine! Keep up your great work!