The Oniros Film Awards® is an International Monthly IMDb Qualifying competition with a public Screening Event held in New York City every three months, celebrating films and filmmakers from all around the world. Our mission is to discover high quality and ambitious films, to promote filmmakers’ works and to be the next step in their career. 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® is a registered Trademark - All Rights Reserved 2017-2021)

Every month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings. Every submitter can enter multiple categories to increase their probability to win an award. Every Quarter-Finalist, Semi-Finalist, Finalist and Winner will receive our Official Laurels. Award Winners will also receive our Official Certificate in HQ digital format, will be listed on our website and may upload their credits on IMDb.

Every three months, some of the Best Short films of every month will be chosen by the Jury to be screened during our public Screening Event at Producer’s Club, in the very heart of Manhattan, in New York City.

* Next Public Screening Event: Fall 2021 (date to be confirmed) *

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR: Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, TV/Web-Series, Series Pilots, Student Films, Animations, Trailers, Music Videos, Commercials, Experimental Films and Scripts. We accept films of any genres, length and language. Non-English films must have English subtitles. We accept Scripts of any genre, length and in English only.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT: 1. Amateur videos. 2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 3. Pornography. 4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution lower than 1080p HD). 5. We don't accept excerpts/scenes from films: you must submit the entire film.

BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS.
By submitting your film/script, take note that: The Oniros Film Awards is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) from any film/script submitted for promotional purposes. The film/script will not be available online. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be submitted to multiple categories. Winning categories vary 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. If you submit your film to the category ‘Best 1st time Director – Short’, it must be your first or second time directing a short film; If you submit your film to the category ‘Best 1st time Director – Feature’, it must be your first or second time directing a feature film; If you submit your film to the category ‘Best 1st time Producer’, it must be your first or second time producing a film (any kind of film); If you submit your film to the category ‘Best Acting Debut’, it must be your first or second time acting in a film (any kind of film): otherwise, your film will be disqualified from that specific category. Trophies are optional, are not included in the submission fee and all Winners may order the trophy by paying production costs and shipping costs. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries and the Jury can remove a movie from the competition at any time. Entry fees are non-refundable. The individual or corporation submitting the film/script 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. Only some of the Best Short Films of the month will be selected by the Jury for the Screening Event we host at Producer’s Club, in the very heart of Manhattan, New York City, every three months. 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 or damage of the screening videos entered. By submitting your film/script, you acknowledge you have read, understood and accepted all rules and regulations.

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  • Joseph L Harrison

    I feel honored and it is my great pleasure to receive this award. I appreciate and want to thank all the judges for choosing my screenplay Here To Stay for this awesome Best Screenplay award. Thank you so very much for a fantastic experience, for recognizing my potential, and for giving me an opportunity to be a part of your amazing festival.

    September 2021
  • LEONIE KELLY

    Great experience with this festival! Thank You for our Wins in Best Child Actor Award and Best Director of a Historical Film with our film Mungo.

    September 2021
  • Ashlei Payne

    Kind, communicative, and organized! An honor to have my film win an award in this festival. Thank you!
    I just wish the winners could have some sort of discount on their medal. That would be very helpful!

    September 2021
  • Thank you very much for the honor and opportunity to be awarded as the winner of Best Actress category for the month of August 2021 for our film titled Transgressions directed and filmed by Randy Bernales together with our great actor Keith Kelly.

    September 2021
  • Jeremie Dameme

    It was such an honor to win the Grand Jury with my movie "A year of Sundays". Thank you Oniros

    September 2021