Robinson Film Awards (RFA) International Film Festival is a monthly IMDb Qualifying Film Festival with annual live screening (

Our independent film festival is online with bi-monthly winners and with one day of screening for selected annual winners live in Italy. We accept all kind of films. Each 2 months our judges, watch, review and rate the submitted films.

The Best Films announced as the winner of the month. Official Selected movies receive an official laurel and the monthly winners an official digital certificate.

All the selected movies will be scheduled and posted on our website and social pages.

The jury is composed by award winning filmmakers, actors and journalists.

RFA gives an opportunity for each filmmaker to find their shortcut to fame and recognition. You won’t have to wait for a professional assessment for the whole year: we announce the winners every 2 months.

The monthly winners are automatically nominated to be our annual winners.

The Best Short Film of our monthly editions win our winning laurel, certificate and a special discount for our magazine services.

Certificate and Winning Laurel for the winners of other categories (you can try different categories if your movie permits).

Official Laurel for Official Selected Movies.

All selected and winning movies will be advertised on our social networks and web site.

The monthly winners are automatically nominated to be our annual winners. They will receive our RFA Annual Certificate.

Additional Categories include this Robinson Film Awards:

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Screenplay
Best Costume Design
Best Sound
Best Acting Ensemble

Special Mentions for Honorable Movies.

1. Only work created after 2017 is acceptable.
2. You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
3. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
4. Entry fees are non-refundable.
5. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights to the work submitted.
6. No short films longer than 40 minutes.
7. No Premiere status is required.
8. We do not accept extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations.
9. If your movie will be screened live, we do not pay for accomodations.
10. Films in languages other than English only be accepted with English subtitles.
11. You can add an "Additional Category" only after having choose a "Main Category" (like Best Short - Best Short Documentary - Best Student Short) first.
12. If you are in the monthly winners IT DOESN'T MEAN you are selected for our live screening. Only the SELECTED MOVIES notified 7-10 days before the live event via mail will be screened.
13. Robinson Film Awards International Film Festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES.

Judging Process

All submissions will be viewed in their entirety. Submissions will be judged and scored based on criteria including: quality of screenplay, acting, production quality, originality, technical proficiency, cinematography, sound design, editing and set design. We support indie filmmaking and will award additional points to shorts produced on a micro budget and/or minimal crew. All bi-monthly winners will compete for the RFA annual event. The Jury will choose annual winners and the movies to be screened from bi-monthly awarded films. The annual winner movies selected for live screening will be notified via mail between 7-10 days before the event.

The directors of submitted films that are accepted will be notified via e-mail.

Fee Waivers
We work hard to keep our submission fees as low as possible – consequently we cannot provide fee waivers.