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𝗡𝗼𝘄 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝗶 𝗣𝗶𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗶, 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲, 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗩𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝟭𝟵𝟯𝟰.
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𝗪𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗗𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠𝗠𝗔𝗞𝗘𝗥𝗦. 🎬

There are too many festivals and it is almost impossible to recognize which could be really valuable for your distribution. Many are very costly and give no chance to get selected if you don't have a distributor. We created a festival that could offer a honest, equal competition, within reach of everyone all around the world. Nobody else offers so much for such a small fee.

Rome Independent Prisma Awards is a monthly award ceremony, with live screenings, that does not ask you for an unjustifiable fee, where your movie can compete with other independent films and with world-class talents.

$ 𝟵𝟬𝟱𝟲 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐇 𝐎𝐅 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐙𝐄𝐒 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐇

A precious, affordable tool to showcase their talent to a true audience of jurors in a stage-to-stage competition with constant feedback. Winning films don't just get a laurel. They become part of a living, true festival. Our latest president of the Jury has been Silvano Agosti, legendary italian director that has worked alongside the greatest italian professionals like Storaro, Morricone, Piovani and others. We had a great screening in Rome with many people in Cinema Azzurro Scipioni.

We're now ready for our second year!

𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐒 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐇𝐋𝐘 𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐒
▪ First of all, it is not only an online competition. We will screen it, if we feel it's valuable, in our events in Rome where you will meet our community.
▪ We won't ask for multiple submission in different categories. One submission is valid for all the 20 awards. We won't charge a hundred dollars for your submission.
▪ We will watch your movie.
▪ We will send it to many partner festivals in Italy.
▪ All submissions get more than $40 in discounts in our partner festivals during the next months. 𝑺𝒐 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆!

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' posters 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.
▪ Winner of the annual edition wins cash prize.

𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗨𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗛 𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗬𝗘𝗔𝗥
Every month we give away $9056 in services from our partners. Moreover, this is the only monthly festival around with annual cash prizes. Moreover, our annual award cash prize grows with the number of shorts submitted: every new submission brings an increase of 0,20$ cash prize for the winner of first prize.
▪ Starting prize: 150$ 💵
▪ Current cash prize for second year is now: 520,00$ 💵
▪ Estimated cash prize for second year in may 2020: 520,00$ 💵

𝗣𝗜𝗧𝗖𝗛 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗦 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗟𝗗.
All the nominated films win a 3 months coupon with iPitch.tv, a platform where you can submit your ideas all around the world to the best producers, and if you manage to win a category award, you will win a 12 months coupon.

𝐖𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐒𝐎𝐅𝐓𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐋𝐃
The "Best of fest" winners win a coupon code for a free download of StudioBinder for three months, the leading software in the world for film and video production.

𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗡𝗘𝗫𝗧 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠
Thanks to our partnership with Filmstro, winner of best original score gets a Pro Account to gain access to thousands of music pieces for his next project!

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/

𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗙𝗘𝗘
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. Every month we give away $9056 in services from our partners to the nominated filmmakers and winners.
᛫ 🏆 Best of Fest (Certificate + 12 month coupon for iPitch.tv worth $189.00, 𝟑 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 worth $297.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best Short Film (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best Feature Film (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best Short Doc (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best Feature Doc (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best Animation Film (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best Web Series (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best Short Screenplay (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best Feature Screenplay (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best VR/Experimental (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🏆 Best Music Video (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Director (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Screenwriter (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Editing (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Cinematographer (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Original Score (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00 + Filmstro Pro account worth $299)
᛫ 🥇 Best Leading Actor (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Leading Actress (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Supporting Actor (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Supporting Actress (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Costume Designer (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Poster (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)
᛫ 🥇 Best Trailer (Certificate + 12 month iPitch.tv worth $189.00)


All the nominees (2) for each category that don't get to the victory get a 3-month submission account with iPitch.tv for a value of $117.

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 for second year is now: 520,00$ 💵
▪ Estimated cash prize for second year in may 2020: 520,00$ 💵

𝐖𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐒𝐎𝐅𝐓𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐋𝐃
The "Best of fest" winners win a coupon code for a free download of StudioBinder for three months, the leading software in the world for film and video production.

𝗡𝗢𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗦 𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝗔 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗜𝗧𝗖𝗛 𝗧𝗢 𝗕𝗜𝗚 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗦.
All the nominated films (3 per category) win a 3 months coupon with iPitch.tv, a platform where you can submit your ideas all around the world to the best producers, and if you manage to win a category award, you will win a 12 months coupon.

𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗡𝗘𝗫𝗧 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗠
Thanks to our partnership with Filmstro, winner of best original score gets a Pro Account to gain access to thousands of music pieces for his next project!

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.
᛫ 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
᛫ Scario FIlm Fest
᛫ 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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Value
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Networking
  • DERRICK JUDGE EARLY

    It was Decent but didn't get enough information on it.

    June 2020
  • Megan Tremethick

    Thank you Rome Independent Prisma Awards for accepting my short script, it is such an honour to receive an award from you!
    Really great festival, they always post their semi finalist/finalists /winners on their website promptly, which is really nice! It's also really cool that they announced their monthly winners via a livestream!

    June 2020
  • Excited to have made Official Selection into Rome Independent Prisma Awards for our student short "Baby In The Basement." Thank you for the opportunity to join all the other wonderful films being shown!

    June 2020
  • Thank yo very much for the opportunity to participate and be part of the festival =)

    June 2020
  • Linda Rosenfeld

    I was delighted to be a finalist with the film "Dubliner" at ROME INDEPENDENT PRISMA AWARDS. It is very encouraging for my directorial debut. Wishing success and prosperity to the festival as well as more bright creative discoveries).

    June 2020