Overwhelmed by the Love and Warmth of our patrons who have made our first two editions grand successes, we announce our second season, 'VERNAL EQUINOX 2021'.

We are happy to include a unique WATCH & VOTE category where you get to watch the brilliant entries and vote for them. Your votes will matter in the final judgement and contribute to deciding the winners. Read More on how to enlist in the WATCH & VOTE category under CATEGORIES & FEES section.

Keeping alive the tradition of the festival, we assure you that like always,

Visit our website to learn more about our eventful season and read some of the reviews from our archives.

winners in all categories will receive laurels and certificates for their achievements. Winners will be featured on the event page of our website and promoted on social media.

All official selections for the festival will receive a laurel and will be mentioned on the event page of the official website.

Please read before submitting:

By submitting your film, you agree that PixelsGarage Awards of Excellence (PGAE) can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.
To submit a film, you must own all rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film on his/her behalf.
You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements
PixelsGarage Awards of Excellence will review films in their entirety. Films will be watched and reviewed by members of the Selection Committee; a professional group of filmmakers, film enthusiasts and critics. Films are scored accordingly. The committee’s decision is final and binding and no questioning will be entertained.
Entries in foreign languages must come with English subtitles.
All entries must have been completed AFTER 2018
Works in progress are accepted
Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category by paying the additional fee for each entry.
We may choose to transfer a film to the correct category at our discretion.
After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified.
Submissions are Non-refundable. We cannot be held liable for materials which are lost or damaged.
Film submission fee does not guarantee acceptance and no refund will be provided if my film is not selected.
The PGAE organizers have final authority on all matters not specifically covered by these regulations.

By submitting, applicants agree to have read and accepted the above.

Overall Rating
  • Our film, DON’T SMOKE IN BED, won best Short Film at PixelsGARAGE Film Awards in 2020. The festival was one of the most incredible experiences for our team.
    A wonderful, ambitious festival. Lots of good, fun networking opportunities. Really happy to show my film here. Thanks you guys!

    February 2021
  • It's one of the very best film festivals I've ever submitted. I love how this festival reviews a lot of the films submitted with sincerity, I believe the feedback of the moviegoers is part of the motivation for filmmakers.

    January 2021
  • This festival not only kept you upto date with everything, on a regular basis, but was very accommodating to every question asked. Highly recommend this festival.

    January 2021
  • Joe Leone

    I greatly appreciate the recognition of Feature Film Screenplay (RETIREMENT ROAD TRIP) in the PixelsGARAGE Awards of Excellence Winter Solstice Competition. I highly recommend this competition for any Filmmaker and/or Screenwriter.

    January 2021
  • Great communication! Thanks for awarding "Gratification" as a runner up for Narrative Shorts.

    January 2021