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 Ancient Greek) and is conceived by Dreamers for Dreamers. Dream Big, always!

(Oniros Film Awards® is a registered Trademark - All Rights Reserved 2017-2022)

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. Filmmakers included in the screening are notified 4 weeks prior to the event.

* Next Public Screening Event: Summer 2022 (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, Italian and French.

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 720p 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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  • Al Nazemian

    I have only good things to say about Oniros Film Awards. Our team had a great experience with this festival. They were professional, prompt, reasonable, outstanding. Excellent communication and great quality in their certificates and everything else. This festival has "quality" in every department. I highly recommend you submit to it.

    May 2022
  • For me, it was the first competition. I was incredibly happy to be in the final. It has encouraged me in my work to continue. Thank you.

    May 2022
  • Elisabetta Cancelli

    What a great Festival! Can't wait to participate again!

    May 2022
  • Mille mercis pour les 4 prix reçu , quel honneur et quel bonheur, vous êtes dans les premiers à m'avoir offert les prix et depuis ça fusent de partout et des cineastes de Londres m'ont connu grâce à vous , à votre Festival Oniros !!! Je vous aime, vous m'avez comblé et vous êtes top !

    May 2022
  • Thank you so much for choosing our 10-minute scene and trailer presentation for our TV/streaming series "Camisado" as a finalist in your festival. We're honored!

    May 2022