Silver Mask Live Festival is based in Los Angeles. It aims to create an opportunity for emerging and independent filmmakers and organizations. Our goal is to support variable budget films that create and enrich experiences and present out-of-the-box stories. And not only films, but we are also very pro-active to promote screenplays. It is not an easy task for filmmakers to present a narrative uniquely. Especially for the independent filmmakers after handling the production obstacle. But they try, they try harder and create what they want. We are here to create an honest platform, where all the independent filmmakers and screenwriters will get the boost they deserve. We'll help to spread their messages across the globe.

Short Film Award:

Best Drama Short
Best Noir Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Romantic Short
Best Silent Short
Best Black and White Short
Best Micro Film
Best LGBT Short
Best Animated Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Horror Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Social Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Student Short
Best Illusion Short
Best Dance Video
Best Music Video
Best Ad Film
Best Trailer
Best TV/Web-series (Single episode)
Best Short Screenplay
Best Film in Women Empowerment Category
Best Film in Animal Rights Category
Best Film in Save the Earth Category

Feature Film Award:

Best Drama Feature
Best Noir Feature
Best Experimental Feature
Best Romantic Feature
Best Silent Feature
Best Black and White Feature
Best LGBT Feature
Best Animated Feature
Best Thriller Feature
Best Horror Feature
Best Fantasy Feature
Best Comedy Feature
Best Social Feature
Best Sci-Fi Feature
Best Student Feature
Best Feature Screenplay
Best TV/Web Series (2 episodes)

Technical Award:

Best Debut Filmmaker
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Art Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best VFX
Best Film Score
Best Original Score
Best Virtual Reality
Best Actor
Best Actress


1) Each submission must have all the materials along with the working screener.
2) Any incomplete submission will be considered disqualified after 48 hours. Please email us if you have any queries regarding submission materials.
3) All projects must be submitted via a secure online screener. Online screeners must be available to stream.
4) All foreign-language films must be submitted with English subtitles. If the subtitle is missing. The submitter will receive an email from us. Upon failing in providing working subtitles by the final deadline. The project will be considered disqualified without a refund.
5) Submit in the relevant category. If submitted in the wrong category then email us. The category change will be done from our side. Submission fees will remain the same if the changed category has similar or lower submission fees. For the higher submission fees, the submitter has to pay the differences.
6) There is no product year limit. That means you can submit any of your projects created in any production year.

7) By entering your film for consideration to the Silver Mask Live Festival, you agree that you have all the copyrights or the permission required for your projects and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the Silver Mask Live Festival Projects Main Competition and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

All films under 30 minutes = Short Film
All films above 30 minutes = Feature Film
All scripts under 150 pages = Short Script
All scripts over 150 pages = Feature Script

All submitted projects are fairly considered by the Silver Mask team of programmers, associates and judges.

Overall Rating
  • It was a great experience to be a part of the Silver Mask Live Festival. We are truly honored to have been recognized and look forward to submitting more of our projects in the future. On behalf of the cast and crew of The Black League of Superheroes, we thank you!

    June 2021
  • Thanks so much for selecting our film. It's so exciting to win in this great festival.

    June 2021
  • The cast, crew, and writer of "A Vampire Kiss in the Plague of 1666" were delighted to be asked for a selfie, which we will need to do by Zoom. We are spread out across the world from Sheffield (UK) to New Jersey to Los Angeles.

    June 2021
  • This festival's accolade for my script of "Tale of Two Cities" as Best Feature Screenplay has a special place in my heart. Screenwriting isn't easy for me (much as I like doing it), and news of this award lifted my spirit, gave me energy to continue developing the series. And it's my first award from LA! May the Silver Mask live long and prosper!

    May 2021
  • Yuri Maslak

    Wonderful festival!!! Our film LIVING THE DREAM became the winner in the nomination BEST COMEDY SHORT (HONORABLE MENTION)!!! Many thanks!!!

    May 2021