Join one of the most popular ๐ˆ๐Œ๐ƒ๐› ๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  Monthly Festivals in the world.

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.

๐–๐‡๐€๐“ ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐ƒ๐ˆ๐…๐…๐„๐‘๐„๐๐‚๐„๐’ ๐–๐ˆ๐“๐‡ ๐Ž๐“๐‡๐„๐‘ ๐Œ๐Ž๐๐“๐‡๐‹๐˜ ๐…๐„๐’๐“๐ˆ๐•๐€๐‹๐’
โ–ช We won't ask for multiple submission in different categories. One submission is valid for all the 20 awards.
โ–ช We will watch your movie.
โ–ช We will send it to many partner festivals in Italy.
โ–ช All submissions get more than $20 in discounts in our partner festivals during the next months. ๐‘บ๐’ ๐’Š๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‘๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‡๐’“๐’†๐’†!
โ–ช We will screen it, if we feel it's valuable, in our events in Rome where you will meet our community.

๐—›๐—ข๐—ช ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—š๐—˜-๐—•๐—ฌ-๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—š๐—˜ ๐—™๐—˜๐—˜๐——๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—ฆ
โ–ช โŒ› 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.
โ–ช 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.
โ–ช Finalists get nominated for one of our 20 monthly awards.
โ–ช Winners of the award get a chance to be screened in our monthly screenings in cinema venue.
โ–ช Winners of the prizes get nominated for our annual edition.
โ–ช Winner of the annual edition wins cash prize.

๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—”๐—ฆ๐—› ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ญ๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ
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.
โ–ช Starting prize: 150$
โ–ช Current cash prize is now: 595,50$


๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ช๐—ฆ
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.

๐‘พ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’“๐’”.
Join the #filmmakeraward.

๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฆ
We want to empower our official selection by giving films the chance to tour in partner festivals:
แ›ซ All selected films get the official selection laurel.
แ›ซ All selected films are also sent to partner festivals for evaluation.
แ›ซ Semi-finalists, finalists and nominees get a special laurel.

๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—–๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ
We believe that a single submission fee is enough. By submitting in any category you are eligible for all the 20 monthly awards.
แ›ซ Best Short Film
แ›ซ Best Feature Film
แ›ซ Best Short Doc
แ›ซ Best Feature Doc
แ›ซ Best Animation Film
แ›ซ Best Web Series
แ›ซ Best Short Screenplay
แ›ซ Best Feature Screenplay
แ›ซ Best Director
แ›ซ Best Screenwriter
แ›ซ Best Editing
แ›ซ Best Cinematographer
แ›ซ Best Original Score
แ›ซ Best Leading Actor
แ›ซ Best Leading Actress
แ›ซ Best Supporting Actor
แ›ซ Best Supporting Actress
แ›ซ Best Costume Designer
แ›ซ Best Music Video

๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—”๐—ฆ๐—› ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ญ๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ
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.

แ›ซ Cash prize for the 1st annual edition: 595,50$
แ›ซ Starting prize of the 2nd annual edition: 150$
แ›ซ Estimated prize of the 2nd annual edition (June 2020): 850$

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

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

PARTNER FESTIVALS
This film festival is partnered with:
แ›ซ Pollino Film Fest
แ›ซ Il Varco International Short Film Festival
แ›ซ Short Days
แ›ซ Desenzano Film Fest
แ›ซ Scario FIlm Fest
แ›ซ Castrovillari 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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  • Min Ding

    It is a great award! excellent!

    May 2019
  • mark petrasso

    Thanks for selecting "Tabula Rasa"! The festival is well organized and the communication is clear and punctual. Keep up the good work.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mark! See you with your next work!

  • Mike Mannetta

    Good communication and film promotion a highlight of this festival.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Mike!

  • Francesca McGill

    It was exciting to follow all the notifications we received from the Rome Independent Prisma Awards; from being oficially selected to being finalists and then being nominated for Best Web Series/Pilot! We are looking forward to submitting more films to this festival in the future!

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Francesca for your beautiful words! See you on your next work!

  • Although my film did not pass the final selection of April, I have always received the utmost attention between communications and professional support. I also received a review, which is certainly good for the film. I sincerely thank all the staff, and I advise anyone to try sending their works to this great competition/festival!

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Frank! See you soon!