✴ 50% 𝑫𝑰𝑺π‘ͺ𝑢𝑼𝑡𝑻𝑬𝑫 𝑭𝑬𝑬, 𝑳𝑰𝑴𝑰𝑻𝑬𝑫 𝑻𝑰𝑴𝑬 𝑢𝑭𝑭𝑬𝑹 ✴

Even if the digital age has made cameras cheaper, producing an independent movie is still really hard and distributing it with your own resources is even harder. There are countless festivals to choose from and it is really hard to recognize which could be really valuable for your distribution process. Many festivals are very costly and give you little or no chance to get selected, specially if you don't have a distributor that works on your movie.

We wanted to create a festival that was a place for independent filmmaker to find a honest, equal competition with colleagues from all around the world. We wanted this festival to be within reach of everyone.

That's why we created PRISMA, a monthly award ceremony, with live screenings, that does not ask you for an unjustifiable fee, where your movie can compete and be shown together with independent filmmakers from all around the world.

We wanted to give filmmakers a precious, affordable tool to showcase their talent to a true audience of jurors and we want that to happen stage by stage, with constant feedback.

𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄 πƒπˆπ…π…π„π‘π„ππ‚π„π’ π–πˆπ“π‡ πŽπ“π‡π„π‘ πŒπŽππ“π‡π‹π˜ π…π„π’π“πˆπ•π€π‹π’
β–ͺ We won't ask for multiple submission in different categories. One submission is valid for all the 20 awards.
β–ͺ We will watch your movie.
β–ͺ We will send it to many partner festivals in Italy.
β–ͺ All submissions get more than $20 in discounts in our partner festivals during the next months. 𝑺𝒐 π’Šπ’• π’Šπ’” π’‘π’“π’‚π’„π’•π’Šπ’„π’‚π’π’π’š 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆!
β–ͺ We will screen it, if we feel it's valuable, in our events in Rome where you will meet our community.

𝗛𝗒π—ͺ π—¦π—§π—”π—šπ—˜-𝗕𝗬-π—¦π—§π—”π—šπ—˜ π—™π—˜π—˜π——π—•π—”π—–π—ž π—ͺ𝗒π—₯π—žπ—¦
β–ͺ βŒ› In 24/48 hours you will know if you're going to be in our Official Selection. Selected movies' posters get posted only on our Facebook page every day.
β–ͺ On the notification date you will know if you're semi-finalist and then if you made the cut to finalist. Finalists films are posted on our website.
β–ͺ Finalists get nominated for one of our 20 monthly awards.
β–ͺ Winners of the award get a chance to be screened in our monthly screenings in cinema venue.
β–ͺ Winners of the prizes get nominated for our annual edition.
β–ͺ Winners of the annual edition win cash prizes.

π—”π—‘π—‘π—¨π—”π—Ÿ 𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗛 𝗣π—₯π—œπ—­π—˜ 𝗙𝗒π—₯ π—™π—œπ—Ÿπ—  𝗒𝗙 π—§π—›π—˜ π—¬π—˜π—”π—₯
This is the only monthly festival around with annual cash prizes. Moreover, our annual award cash prize grows with the number of shorts submitted: every new submission brings an increase of 0,20$ cash prize for the winner of first prize.
β–ͺ Starting prize: 150$
β–ͺ Current cash prize is now: 545,50$
β–ͺ Estimated cash prize in may 2019, when award is given: 1000$

π—™π—œπ—Ÿπ—  π—₯π—˜π—©π—œπ—˜π—ͺ𝗦
We give you the possibility, at a very low fee - one of the lowest around - for your film to be reviewed by our film critic. Filmmakers that have already done it have express their heartfelt thanks for our reviews.
Check them out here: http://www.romeprismafilmawards.com/category/reviews/

We really believe that everybody from all around the world needs a chance to compete against other filmmakers of all levels. That's why we keep the prices low.

π‘Ύπ’†π’π’„π’π’Žπ’† 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’‡π’Šπ’π’Žπ’Žπ’‚π’Œπ’†π’“π’”.
Join the #filmmakeraward.

π—’π—™π—™π—œπ—–π—œπ—”π—Ÿ π—¦π—˜π—Ÿπ—˜π—–π—§π—œπ—’π—‘ 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—™π—œπ—‘π—”π—Ÿπ—œπ—¦π—§π—¦
We want to empower our official selection by giving films the chance to tour in partner festivals:
α›« All selected films get the official selection laurel.
α›« All selected films are also sent to partner festivals for evaluation.
α›« Semi-finalists, finalists and nominees get a special laurel.

π— π—’π—‘π—§π—›π—Ÿπ—¬ 𝗣π—₯π—œπ—‘π—§π—”π—•π—Ÿπ—˜ π—–π—˜π—₯π—§π—œπ—™π—œπ—–π—”π—§π—˜ 𝗒𝗙 π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—‘π—˜π—₯ 𝗙𝗒π—₯
We believe that a single submission fee is enough. By submitting in any category you are eligible for all the 20 monthly awards.
α›« Best Short Film
α›« Best Feature Film
α›« Best Short Doc
α›« Best Feature Doc
α›« Best Animation Film
α›« Best Web Series
α›« Best Short Screenplay
α›« Best Feature Screenplay
α›« Best Director
α›« Best Screenwriter
α›« Best Editing
α›« Best Cinematographer
α›« Best Original Score
α›« Best Leading Actor
α›« Best Leading Actress
α›« Best Supporting Actor
α›« Best Supporting Actress
α›« Best Costume Designer
α›« Best Music Video

π—”π—‘π—‘π—¨π—”π—Ÿ 𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗛 𝗣π—₯π—œπ—­π—˜ 𝗙𝗒π—₯ π—™π—œπ—Ÿπ—  𝗒𝗙 π—§π—›π—˜ π—¬π—˜π—”π—₯
This is the only monthly festival around with annual cash prizes. Moreover, our annual award cash prize grows with the number of shorts submitted: every new submission brings an increase of 0,20$ cash prize for the winner of first prize.
α›« Starting prize: 150$
α›« Current cash prize is now: 545,50$
α›« Estimated cash prize in may 2019, when award is given: 1000$

This is a green festival: only online submissions through FilmFreeway are accepted. There are some easy, simple rules.

RULES
α›« There is no restrictions on theme, genre or author.
α›« Films must have been produced after 1/1/2014
α›« Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.
α›« Winning films will be asked to provide Italian subtitles.
α›« You must declare to possess all rights to screen your movie.
α›« Students film have special discounts
α›« Distributor may ask for special discounts.

PARTNER FESTIVALS
This film festival is partnered with:
α›« Pollino Film Fest
α›« Il Varco International Short Film Festival
α›« Short Days
α›« Desenzano Film Fest

By submitting you agree to share your data with the partner festival for promotional purposes (only discounts on fees).

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • Antonio La Camera

    Great festival. I was lucky enough to win three prizes with my music video which was then screened in Rome during a screening night organized by the festival.

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Antonio and good luck for the annual edition!

  • Incredible Film festival! Excellent communications and the staff was very thoughtful and supportive. We were very excited to have received an Official Selection for our feature film, "Dual Mania" and a professional film review. Overall, great value! And I highly recommend this festival for filmmakers looking for true supporters of indie films!!!!

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Joseph and good luck for your future work!

  • Reasonably priced (very important) and a well designed, visually appealing laurel.

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tony for your appreciation!

  • 2 Film

    Great experience to be selected in this festival. The comunication is perfect, a great network too. A honest and true review. All the competitors are from a high level and make us felt very proud. Thank you!

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marcelo, good luck for your career!

  • Shannon Meilak

    I was unable to attend the festival but my experience was great. They are very nice and encouraging and they give your film a plug on their social media, which is fantastic for independent filmmakers. I am not sure why, but my film was never listed as an Official Selection on their website and I never received any further notifications after Official Selection (even though their email said that I was receive an update that day). Overall, my experience was pleasant but I think communication needs to improve a little bit.

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Shannon! We have sent you a mail with the official selection directly from Filmfreeway where it was written that we only post the official selection only on facebook. Furthermore, it is written on our filmfreeway page and it was also written on the mail we have sent to all the selected shorts at the end of the call for entries!

    We really try to make sure that everything is clear to our submitters.

    We're glad you enjoyed our festival!