The Project-Nerd Film Festival is a celebration of film! More accurately it's a celebration of crafting, creating, building, filming, and putting yourself out there.
In 2023, Project-Nerd is running the Project-Nerd Film Festival simultaneously with the Project-Nerd Web Fest.
The Project-Nerd Film Festival is a single day collection of short and feature films across nerdy, sci-fi, comedy, education, and food categories. The in-person event will take place in the new Downtown Westminster, Colorado area across multiple venues.
The Project-Nerd Web Fest will highlight series pilots, ongoing web series, and video podcasts both online and with in person screenings.
Grand Prize (Best In Show) - Awarded to the best film overall as voted on by both the audience and the Project-Nerd staff.
Audience Choice Award - Awarded to the film with the most votes from the attending audience.
Best Feature Film - Awarded to the top film running at more than 45 minutes.
Best Short Film - Awarded to the top film running less than 45 minutes.
Best Documentary - Awarded to the top documentary film selected.
Colorado Craft Cinema Award - Awarded to the top film made by somebody living in or from Colorado.
More categories could be added based on amount of submissions selected.
**PN WEB FEST AWARDS**
Please see the rules below for more details on what qualifies.
Best Series Pilot - Awarded to the best series pilot as voted on by audience and Project-Nerd staff.
Best Web Series - Awarded to the best web series as voted on by audience and Project-Nerd staff.
Best Video Podcast - Awarded to the best talking heads style video podcast, as voted on by audience and Project-Nerd staff.
Best Podcasting or Web Series Editing - Awarded to the most clean and best edited podcast submitted across any category.
Best Podcast or Web Series Intro - Awarded to the most creative and entertaining podcast introduction (opening credits/segment) in a podcast submitted across any category.
Thanks so much for choosing to submit your film to the Project-Nerd Film Festival. The Curators at the Project-Nerd Film Festival look forward to watching your film and giving it an opportunity to screen in our Film Festival.
Based on our agreement with Film Freeway, all film entries must be submitted via Film Freeway, or using a Film Freeway plugin.
Film entries may be of any of the categories specified, from any country, and of any length. Submitted films should either be in English or include English subtitles. If the film is selected for the Festival, it is the responsibility of the filmmaker to provide the Project-Nerd Film Festival Curators with an exhibition copy.
If you chose to send your final film by mail you are responsible for all shipping charges and for any customs clearances and/or associated fees and taxes. Entry materials will not be returned unless specified. All Filmmakers will be added to our mailing list.
ELIGIBLE CONTENT FOR PROJECT-NERD FILM FESTIVAL
Any Feature or Short Film that fits within the categories provided release in 2022, 2023, or unreleased is eligible.
SCREENING AND JUDGING FOR PROJECT-NERD FILM FESTIVAL
All films submitted correctly will be pre-screened and rated by a minimum of three film screeners. Films that are accepted to the film festival will be shown for an in-person event on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
ELIGIBLE CONTENT FOR PROJECT-NERD WEB FEST
Any TV Pilot, Web Series episode, or Video Podcast episode that has aired after August 1, 2022 or has yet to air online is eligible for the Web Fest categories. For Web Series and Video Podcasts, the award will be presented to best series but is judged on the single episode submitted.
SCREENING AND JUDGING FOR PROJECT-NERD WEB FEST
All videos submitted correctly will be pre-screened and rated by a minimum of three film screeners. All Series Pilots that are accepted to the film festival will be shown for an in-person event during the first weekend of June. All Web Series and Podcasts that are accepted will be listed and judged online for no less than 10 days in May 2023, with the winning videos all shown at an in-person event during the first weekend of June.