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- 2020 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- 2020 All Rights Reserved **

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  • Luca Nicolosi

    If you really want to make your dreams come true, then OFA is what is right for you!

    We are so proud and thankful to be part of the Monthly Honorable Mentions with our short film Tales of a Falling Man. A great honor, a great pleasure and - obviously - a great opportunity! Hope for the future, hope for the Annuals!

    Thank you all, OFA!

    January 2020
  • We've found Oniros to be a great experience! :) A must for any aspiring filmmaker!

    January 2020
  • I am very happy to participate in this festival.
    Thank the organizer.
    This festival will flourish in the future.
    It's an honor to be in the finals.

    January 2020
  • Nathan Crane

    Wonderful awards festival and easy to work with, thank you!

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being part of Oniros, Nathan! All the best and Happy New year!

  • A Joyful Co.

    Wonderful experience! Great communication! Why She Smiles was honored to win Best Inspirational Film, and Best Documentary, Short in the month of October! Thank you Oniros Film Awards!

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    You are very welcome and thank you! You and your Team did an incredible job! All the very best!