The Oniros Film Awards® is an International Monthly and Annual IMDb qualifying competition based in Saint-Vincent, 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.
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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  • Jaimie Pangan

    Been nominated as a finalist for Best SOUNDTRACK and so far the overall process to this stage was very smooth! I just wish they would have a more frequent public screening so we would be able to meet other film makers.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jaimie and congratulations again to you and your Team!

  • One of the best experiences on the festival circuit. The Oniros Film Awards team is professional, caring, and swift in communicating. They have an appealing, informative website, and I admire the minds behind this organization for their creativity and their hard work to offer such a festival to filmmakers. I feel honored about having been recognized as winner of the Best Short Film of June 2019. I can't wait to hold the beautiful "Golden Oniros" trophy in my hands.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Sara, thank you so much for your kind workds, it really means a lot to us! It was a true pleasure to have Icarus Rising at Oniros, you did an incredible job! Congratulations again to you and your Team!

  • Lorenzo Gargano

    It's a great honor to be an award winner in this amazing festival! I recommend it, perfect organization and communication.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    The honor was ours, Lorenzo! You all did a great job! All the very best!

  • YuBin Zheng

    It is worthy of mentioning that Oniros Film Awards is such a good choice for filmmakers to submit their masterpieces. The official website is well designed and looks nice.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot YuBin! Keep up the good work! All the best!

  • Andrea Vitale

    Having a short film in competition at this Festival is an amazing experience. A truly professional team and a perfect Festival in every detail.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Andrea, it really means a lot to us! And congratulations again to you and your Team, you did a fantastic job!