Prague Film Awards was born out of a desire to create a multicultural platform that connects international and Czech filmmakers, cinephiles and industry experts and brings the freshest independent films to Prague's heart.

Our sold-out editions in January 2018, January 2019, and January 2020, proved what we already knew, that our vision is shared by a wide audience. Therefore, we did our best to pull through the two long covid years and we are now stronger and more motivated than ever before.

As we strongly believe quality filmmaking should travel beyond borders and be awarded, one of our top priorities is to always feature varied screening selections that include all film genres and styles regardless of budget.

Prague Film Awards aims to be more than a film festival, a place where people that make cinema and those who love it can meet and share their views through memorable screening experiences.

The Prague Film Awards is organised by HF Productions, a pioneer organisation that runs Film Festivals and other events showcasing and championing ideas of diversity. Through our global series of film Festivals that spread over 13 countries, we open the path to voices with a compelling story to share. Our main mission is to honour independent cinema and establish a network of artists eager to join forces and spread their work across all nations. HF runs 25 film Festivals worldwide.

→ Prague Film Awards are proud to announce that we will be offering Award Certificates and goody bags to Winning filmmakers as well as official laurels to all nominated films.

✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).

✓ All films must have been made in or after 2021.

✓ Short films must not exceed 45 minutes.

✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

✓ By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening.

✓ Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.

Official Selection: These are all the nominated films selected for screening, which will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.

Award Winners: Chosen from the Nominations (which includes the Official Selection).

✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✓ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

✓ We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.

✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

✓ We cannot provide refunds.

✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

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  • Ana Lazarevic

    The festival coordinators and team were easy to communicate with. They choose quality films and create great posters and graphics. I'm grateful my film participated!

    January 2023
  • Burak Dogansoysal

    Such an honor to be selected as the winner for "Best Feature Documentary" at Prague Film Awards. All the screenings were quite amazing and we had great time at Kino Atlas. It was also a great networking opportunity. Hope to be back next time, thanks for everything.

    January 2020
  • Philip Di Fiore

    Our team for THE BUFFALO HUNT was honored to have won "Best Feature Documentary" at the Prague Films Awards. Their communication throughout has been excellent.

    February 2019
  • Lolo Lolo

    It was a great adventure and a real honor to be part of such a great festival. I wish I could attend personally... Organization, staff and participants were all great. Thank you Prague Film Awards!

    February 2019
  • Tiago Arakilian

    I had a great experience at the Prague Film Awards. I wish a long live to the festival!

    February 2019