IMDb qualifier STANLEY FILM AWARDS is a monthly and international Film Festival for those who love the history of cinema, dedicated to the “Mozart of the Seventh Art”. 

STANLEY FILM AWARDS welcomes all types of short film and screenplays: experimental, action, documentary, drama, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, comedy, animation and so on. A full list of categories is provided below.

A Festival that will reward the originality of projects by organizing, periodically, events and meetings with the mission of offering independent authors the opportunity to make their creativity known to an international audience.

If you loved films like "2001: A Space Odyssey", "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb", "A Clockwork Orange" ... join our Community by registering your work and you will be part of a universal movement that sees in Stanley Kubrick's great cinema also a way to understand the reality of today and tomorrow.

The events will be held in different cities, with screenings and meetings dedicated to the cultural mission of the festival that combines the history of cinema and new film styles. An innovative choice, designed to bring together artists from all over the world. 

Best Picture

Best Feature Film
Best Indie Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Indie Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Super Short Film
Best Web/Tv Series
Best Music Video
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Student Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy
Best Producer
Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Feature Script
Best Short Script

We accept:
Short and feature films, in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), experimental or animated film.
Music Videos
Web/TV Series (also pilot)
Feature Scripts, Short Scripts

By submitting your film, take note that:
You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
You can submit again your work for the following months.
The films must include English or Italian subtitles (unless the spoken language is English or Italian)
The scripts must be in English or Italian.

We do not accept:
Amateur videos
Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD.

Overall Rating
  • What an honor it is to have three wins in the Stanley Film Awards, one for Best Short Comedy (Hanging Buddy), one for Best Comedy Satire Screenplay (Happy Camp Nine), and one for Best Short Script (Applicant American).
    Stanley Kubrick has always been my favorite filmmaker and I have the awards on my Kubrick bookshelf!
    Thank you, Stanley Film Awards!

    August 2022
  • Great festival! thanks a lot for the awards.

    August 2022
  • Jermaine Foster

    Thank you Stanley Film Awards for awarding Cawdor Street Thanes as a Winner. We are honored and humbled by your consideration. Thanks

    July 2022
  • A very fine festival, run by people dedicated to independent film. I will submit again and recommend it to all indie filmmakers!

    July 2022
  • It was a great honor for us to be a part of this festival and we are grateful for the attention our film has received. We look forward to being part of the festival again next year. Many thanks to the organizers, that was a fantastic achievement.

    July 2022