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.

᛫ We won't ask for multiple submission in different categories.
᛫ We will watch your movie.
᛫ We will send it to many partner festivals in Italy.
᛫ All submissions get more than $20 in discounts in our partner festivals during the next months. So it is practically free!!
᛫ We will screen it, if we feel it's valuable, in our events in Rome where you will meet our community.

HOW STAGE-BY-STAGE FEEDBACK WORKS
᛫ In 24/48 hours you will know if you're going to be in our Official Selection. Selected movies get posted only on our Facebook page every day.
᛫ 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.
᛫ Finalists get nominated for one of our 20 monthly awards.
᛫ Winners of the award get a chance to be screened in our monthly screenings in cinema venue.
᛫ Winners of the prizes get nominated for our annual edition.
᛫ Winners of the annual edition win cash prizes.

ANNUAL CASH PRIZE FOR FILM OF THE YEAR
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.
᛫ Starting prize: 150$
᛫ Current cash prize is now: 505,50$
᛫ Estimated cash prize in may 2019, when award is given: 1000$

FILM REVIEWS
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.

Welcome to a place for filmmakers.
Join the #filmmakeraward.

OFFICIAL SELECTION AND FINALISTS
We want to empower our official selection by giving films the chance to tour in partner festivals:
᛫ All selected films get the official selection laurel.
᛫ All selected films are also sent to partner festivals for evaluation.
᛫ Semi-finalists, finalists and nominees get a special laurel.

MONTHLY PRINTABLE CERTIFICATE OF WINNER FOR
We believe that a single submission fee is enough. By submitting in any category you are eligible for all the 20 monthly awards.
᛫ Best Short Film
᛫ Best Feature Film
᛫ Best Short Doc
᛫ Best Feature Doc
᛫ Best Animation Film
᛫ Best Web Series
᛫ Best Short Screenplay
᛫ Best Feature Screenplay
᛫ Best Director
᛫ Best Screenwriter
᛫ Best Editing
᛫ Best Cinematographer
᛫ Best Original Score
᛫ Best Leading Actor
᛫ Best Leading Actress
᛫ Best Supporting Actor
᛫ Best Supporting Actress
᛫ Best Costume Designer
᛫ Best Music Video

ANNUAL CASH PRIZE FOR FILM OF THE YEAR
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.
᛫ Starting prize: 150$
᛫ Current cash prize is now: 505,50$
᛫ 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
᛫ There is no restrictions on theme, genre or author.
᛫ Films must have been produced after 1/1/2014
᛫ Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.
᛫ Winning films will be asked to provide Italian subtitles.
᛫ You must declare to possess all rights to screen your movie.
᛫ Students film have special discounts
᛫ Distributor may ask for special discounts.

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

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

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Davvero eccezionali, molto professionali ed attenti

    January 2019
  • Francesco Belligerante

    Great Festival with good communication and good visibility online through the publication of all selected films

    January 2019
  • Murtdha Hameed

    Thanks for your festival it was great to be selected as finalist

    January 2019
  • Giampaolo Poi

    Good festival and clever organization

    January 2019
  • All Thanks goes to your Well-Organized Festival which had given Writers an opportunity for a brighter future .

    January 2019