The Septimius Awards is a prestigious filmfestival based in Amsterdam. Our former attendees include Emmy, BAFTA and Oscar winners.

➨ Emmy, BAFTA and Oscar Winning Attendees.

➨ Award Ceremony is broadcasted on Television.

➨ IMDB Listed Event.

➨ Prizes & Awards.

➨ The Red Carpet and Press Interviews.

➨ Industry Panels: Network opportunities to meet leading industry professionals: producers, distributors, directors and actors.

The Septimius Awards is a filmfestival that showcases the best films and talent from around the world. Every year we award the best film makers, writers and producers by inviting them to our annual competition hosted in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We showcase various genres from non-fiction to fiction films. The award ceremony has a wide range of attendees which include Emmy, BAFTA and Oscar winners.

Not only do we grant prizes to the winners, but we also connect filmmakers to our network of professionals. Connecting filmmakers with our extensive database of agents, distributors and other industry professionals.

(Submit to multiple categories to increase your chance of getting selected)

Awards, Laurels And Certificates

Best Actor & Best Actress
Best Feature Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature Documentary
Best Animation Film
Best Series
Best Music Video
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay

(Submit to multiple categories to increase your chance of getting selected)

1) Short films: maximum 60 minutes. Feature films: 61 + minutes.
2) One film can be entered in multiple categories to increase chances of winning.
3) All Non-English films must be subtitled in English.
4) We never publicly share screenings, all screenings are viewed privately. Only our judges will see your movie.
5) All winners will receive a trophy.
6) Only attending nominees are considered for the Septimius Awards.
7) Submitter grant Septimius Awards to right to show short highlights of their projects during the award ceremony and stills of the projects will be published in the Septimius Book.
7) Entry fees are non-refundable.
8) The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all no inquiries or arguments will be entertained. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
9) Submitter is aware that the Septimius Awards is being filmed and that you grant Septimius Awards the right for the event footage, such as red carpet interviews and the award ceremony to published on TV and the Internet.
10) The entire event will be broadcast on Dutch television.
11) The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the Septimius Awards.
The applicant confirms that they have the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the Septimius Awards .
12) We can withdraw at any time the selection or the award if these rules are not respected.
13) We generally do not grant waivers.

Overall Rating
  • We've been to plenty of festivals for our films over the years, but the Septimius Awards put us on a whole new level. The festival in Amsterdam reminded me of what it was like in 2008 when a short documentary I was invested in won the Academy Award that year. Septimius was on that level, and it was much appreciated to be accepted for our film A PERFECT LOVE. Such an intimate venue done right. High standards all around, and great networking opportunities. I look forward to returning to this venue in the near future.

    October 2023
  • Splendid Event - Very well done

    October 2023
  • Benita von Sass

    The focus by Septimius of both supporting visionary films and discovering and encouraging new independent talent, created a profound atmosphere of inclusivity and shared perspective amongst renowned filmmakers and newcomers alike.

    Hosted by celebrity announcer Fenna Ramos with opening speech by the Alderman of Culture & Art Touria Meliani, this was a world class black tie event attended by famous international directors, actors, producers and more at the stunning AIT Amsterdam International Theatre.

    Thank you Septimius Awards for officially selecting THE YESTERDAY - 'Best American Actress' category for this prestigious festival. A 5* event from venue to panel discussions to black tie awards!! Outstanding, elegant and inspiring...

    October 2023
  • Thank you, Septimius Awards, for the incredible opportunity and for nominating our 'Miss Walker' TV Concept. We had a fantastic time and hope to return agin soon!

    October 2023
  • Adrama-Strong Film Distribution

    Septimius Awards is one of the Best Film Festival in Europe. Well organized,good communication and anazing films in competition. Highly reccomend.

    October 2023