The Oniros Film Awards™ is an International 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 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.
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 historic 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 July 2018 to June 2019.

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 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;
- May 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 may receive their trophy by paying only shipping costs;
- Several 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;
- Several 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;
- Several Winners of the “Best of Year” competition 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;
- Three Winners of the Stan Winston Award (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.

** 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 helpful and easy to communicate with when needed.

    March 2019
  • An opportunity not to miss by any film-maker. Well done organizers!
    Chris & Maurice Micallef
    CMM PRODUCTIONS
    Malta

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Chris and Maurice! Warm regards from Italy!

  • Pamela Ceccarelli

    It really has been a great experience! The staff is kind and preparated and they're always ready for answering questions

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    It has been a true pleasure to have you Pamela! All the very best and keep it up!

  • michael morris

    An excellent Festival. Great communication and a real sense of understanding for the Filmmakers needs and wants from a Festival. Thank you Oniros for awarding us an Honourable Mention. We truly appreciate your support.

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank so much Michael! All the best!

  • My favorite of all festivals, and held in a wonderful part of Otaly

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Tony, that's a great pleasure! Thank you and Ciao!!