All winning films (shorts and features) entered into FILM categories will receive at least one worldwide distribution offer from one or more of our many reputable distribution partners in LA, NY and abroad. Additionally, each winning film (all categories) will receive a FREE award certificate (PDF/JPG file, ready for print), including announcements on social media and our website.

Now accepting submissions for our December 2018 final deadline. Best Picture and Best Short winners will be announced on December 12th, 2018. All other Winners will be announced on December 18th, 2018.

Best Picture and Best Short winners of September 2018 through December 2018 will be invited to attend our quarterly festival screening event held at the Stuart Cinema & Cafe in Brooklyn on December 20th, 2018, at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at the box office (cash, debit and credit accepted).

Stuart Cinema & Cafe
79 West Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

The event will present both winning films and screen them theatrically. This will be followed by a Q & A and presentation of Both Best Picture and Best Short winners receive 4 free VIP filmmaker passes. They will also have access to our Red carpet interviews by our camera/photography crew.

Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!

Both winning films will be awarded hard copy Certificates during the award ceremony.

Passionate curators, Freedom Cinema LLC presents the Red Carpet Film Awards - a quarterly film competition based in New York City. Our mission is to discover and reward filmmakers who are passionate about storytelling. The Red Carpet Film Awards celebrates films worldwide with awards in different categories and genres.

Each quarter, our jury will screen and assess film submissions through private screenings and will award the best film for each category.


Best Picture
Best Short
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Drama Short
Best Drama Feature
Best Comedy Short
Best Comedy Feature
Best Horror Short
Best Horror Feature
Best Thriller Short
Best Thriller Feature
Best Action Short
Best Action Feature
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Sci-Fi Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Animation Short
Best Animation Feature
Best Director Short
Best Director Feature
Best Actor Short
Best Actor Feature
Best Actress Short
Best Actress Feature
Best Supporting Actor Short
Best Supporting Actor Feature
Best Supporting Actress Short
Best Supporting Actress Feature
Best Ensemble Cast Short
Best Ensemble Cast Feature
Best Cinematography Short
Best Cinematography Feature
Best Editing Short
Best Editing Feature
Best Student Film Short
Best Student Film Feature
Best Visual Effects Short
Best Visual Effects Feature
Best Makeup Short
Best Makeup Feature
Best Trailer Short
Best Trailer Feature
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Short Screenplay
Best Composer Short
Best Composer Feature

By submitting your film, please note:

- You agree to let us 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 entered in multiple categories.
-The films will not be available online.
-Please include an image/artwork/poster that represents your submission
-We promote some of the films by uploading the trailers/teasers/posters/production stills.

Works-in-progress will be considered, as long as they are completed prior to the announcement deadline of December 7th, 2018.

We will accept both online screeners via FilmFreeway as well as DVD copies. All submission fees need to be paid via FilmFreeway before the DVD entries are considered. The fees are all non-refundable.

DVD entries should be sent to:

Freedom Cinema LLC
Attn: Red Carpet Film Awards
244 5th Avenue, Suite P276
New York, NY 10001

We do NOT accept:

-Amateur videos
-Films with a poor production value (bad sound, lack of subtitles for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)
-Films completed before 2014

Overall Rating
  • Miguel Calderon

    Great place to submit. This Festival gives a good gauge to your film's possibilities, and contributing to the arts is a good thing for us all. Again, thanks for your kind consideration, and recognition. Michael

    December 2018