The Oniros Film Awards is a monthly and annual IMDb qualifying competition based in La Thuile, 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 it judged by industry professionals 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), ours and yours. The Oniros Film Awards is conceived by Dreamers to Dreamers. Dream Big, always!

Awards & Prizes

Every month our jury will only award the best independent filmmakers through private screenings. There will be awards in several Main Categories, and every submission can add numerous Additional Categories to increase their probability to win. Every Winner of the Monthly Edition will receive our Official Certificate (digital format) ready for printing, will be listed on our web site and social networks and can also be shared on respective IMDb pages and on our Official IMDb page*. 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. Last but not least, every month, one project from the Finalists of the previous Monthly Edition that hasn't won may be chosen as a Wild Card Winner and be awarded with the other “Monthly Edition Award Winners”. All the Winners can receive the prestigious Golden Oniros trophy, by paying production cost and shipping cost.
Furthermore, “Monthly Edition Award Winners” will automatically enter the “Best of Year” competition as Annual Official Selection. All the contestants of the Best of Year competition that will enter the Finals will be invited to the Public Event that will take place in the beautiful La Thuile, Italy, in August 2018, during which the results of Best of Year competition will be revealed, and where Winners will have the possibility to meet other talented filmmakers, producers, directors and actors. Further details and information about the Public Event will be published on our web site and social media in the next few months.
The “Best of Year” Winners will be listed on our web site for the next whole year and will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

* If you want to know how to upload your award, please have a look at contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/awards.

WHAT WE OFFER

All Finalists of each Monthly Edition:
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Laurel;
- Can receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing, by purchasing it directly on Film Freeway;
- Will be listed on our web site and social networks;
- Can be shared on respective IMDb pages and on the Official Oniros Film Awards IMDb page; If you want to know how to upload your award, please have a look at contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/awards.

All Winners of each Monthly Edition:
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Laurel;
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing;
- Will be listed on our web site and social networks;
- Can be shared on respective IMDb pages and on the Official Oniros Film Awards IMDb page; If you want to know how to upload your award, please have a look at contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/awards;
- Can Receive the prestigious Golden Oniros trophy, by paying production cost and shipping cost;
- Will receive a discount code that can be used to have a 25% off in applying for Genera short film funding;
- Will automatically enter the “Best of Year” competition as Annual Official Selection.

All Winners of Best of Year Competition:
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Laurel;
- Will receive the Official Oniros Film Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing;
- Will be listed on our social networks;
- Will be listed on our web site for the next whole year;
- Can be shared on respective IMDb pages and on the Official Oniros Film Awards IMDb page; If you want to know how to upload your award, please have a look at contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/awards;
- Can Receive the prestigious Golden Oniros trophy, by paying production cost and shipping cost, or by only paying production cost if they decide to pick up the trophy during the Public Event that will take place in La Thuile, Italy, in August 2018;
- Will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents;
- Will receive a discount code that can be used to have a 25% off in applying for Genera short film funding.

Rules & Terms

BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS *

* ATTENTION: You must choose a "Main category" first. "Additional category" without the "Main category" will not be accepted. All submissions in the Additional Categories “Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Acting Debut, Best Child/Young Actor/Actress, Best Voice Over, Best Director, Best 1st Time Director, Best Producer, Best 1st Time Producer and Best Stuntman etc.” and all categories that are attributed to a personal role require the name of the person you are candidating to the category. You can send us the name with the Cover Letter on FilmFreeway or via email (onirosfilmawards@gmail.com). The name must match with the real person who covers the role.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

What we’re looking for: Films that can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non-fiction), animation, series/program pilot, web-series, trailer, book trailer, videogame trailer, advertise and music video • We accept all genres in any language, only with English subtitles. Films in English language with English subtitles are appreciable for a possible screening during the Public Event in La Thuile, Italy, in August 2018 • Films must be submitted to at least one Main Category in order to be qualified for Additional Categories • After a film has been selected as an Official Selection, the filmmaker will be notified via FilmFreeway. It means that you are now eligible for the awards and you can use the festival Laurel on your poster • Winning categories varies every month depending on the submission we receive. If we think the categories submitted is not to a standard of the Oniros Film Awards win, it will be removed • Entry fees are non-refundable.

By submitting your film, take note that: You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose. Entry fees are non-refundable. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be submitted to multiple categories. The films will not be available online. We may promote some of the films by uploading their trailers/teasers/posters/production stills on our website onirosfilmawards.com and on our social media.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:

1. "Additional category" without the "Main category" will not be accepted. 2. Amateur videos and smartphone videos. 3. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations. 4. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda. 5. Pornography. 6. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD).

Main categories available:

Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Under 5 Minute Short Film, Best Series Pilot/Program Pilot, Best Web-Series, Best B-Movie, Best Animation/Stop Motion, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, Best Silent Film, Best Experimental Film, Best Music Video, Best Trailer, Best Advertise/Videogame Trailer.

Additional categories available:

Best Comedy/Dark Comedy Film, Best Adventure/Action Film, Best Thriller/Mystery Film, Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film, Best Horror/Drama Film, Best Historical/War Film, Best Noir/Detective Film, Best Western Film, Best Romance/Musical Film, Best Fan Film/Parody Film, Best LGBTQ Film, Best Biographical Film, Best Nature/Ethnographic Film, Best Social Justice Film, Best Sport Film, Best Director, Best 1st Time Director, Best Producer, Best 1st Time Producer, Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Acting Debut, Best Child/Young Actor/Actress, Best Voice Over, Best Stuntman, Best Scenography, Best Natural Scenography, Best Costumes, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Make-Up, Best Prosthetic Make-Up, Best Original Prop/Mock-Up, Best Practical Effects, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Song, Best Sound Design, Best Drone Video, Best Fight Choreography, Best Dance Choreography, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Poster.

Please select the right category while submitting to avoid disqualification. Additional Categories are accessible only after submitting to a Main Category. Submissions only to an “Additional Category” without a “Main Category” are not accepted. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!

The Oniros Film Awards is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries. The festival jury can remove the movie from the competition at any time. The number of awards given every month varies on the submissions we receive.

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.