UPDATE: In light of Corona-virus, we want to assure our filmmakers that we are fully committed to run our events and honor all filmmakers who have submitted to us from around the world.

We welcome you to the 5th edition of Prague Film Awards - a celebration of quality independent filmmaking, awards, and industry events in front of a live audience of film critics, enthusiasts and producers. Join us for a memorable night of screenings, networking and red-carpet treatment.

Prague Film Awards was born out of a desire to create a welcoming space where international cinema and Czech filmmaking can meet and enrich each other. After our hugely successful, sold-out editions in January 2018, January 2019, and January 2020, we will be returning to Kino Atlas in Prague, January 2022.

We believe quality filmmaking should be celebrated and awarded, regardless of the budget. This is why our dedicated team of international programmers focus on creating the most diverse screening selection. Why our nominated filmmakers are guests of honor. Why seeing and hearing the audience react to your cinematic work is just one of the many ways your work is being rewarded.

We are passionate about supporting up-and-coming directors, producers and actors, and providing them with worthwhile, memorable screening experiences. These include Q&As with filmmakers, industry roundtables, and audience awards.

▶ We are accepting submissions for a number of categories and are open to all languages, as long as films in a language other than English are subtitled in English. All submissions must come through FilmFreeway◀

Prague Film Awards is run in association with Close:Up, a collection of international film festivals supporting indie filmmaking. By establishing a working network among filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals, we share one common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences.

→ Prague Film Awards are proud to announce that we will be offering a range of prizes, including exclusive distribution packages, discounts and waivers for other film festivals, among other treats.

→ In addition to this, all winners will receive award certificates and invitations for online distribution deals.

→ All nominated films will receive official laurels.

✓ 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 2020.

✓ Short films must not exceed 30 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.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • david mcnulty

    A lovely festival in it's infancy, well organised and screening in a beautiful picture house. There was quite a variation in quality of the films presented. Keep going with it - keep building it; this is the genesis of a Brilliant festival in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Thanky ou Prague Film Awards!

    June 2018