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
  • Proud to be selected as BEST DRAMA SCRIPT for my screenplay FIRE FLIES and to be a selection for my short screenplay LOST IN THE SNOW. This festival is new but seems to be moving in the right direction. Thanks for the honors.

    November 2022
  • I'm honoured for the Award and being part of the Festival. Hope to see you again!

    November 2022
  • Terry Podnar

    Many thanks to Stanley Film Awards for selecting my script, The Red Zone, as Best Feature Script. It's quite an honor. Your festival was well organized, communicated, and professionally run. Keep up the great work!
    Terry Podnar

    November 2022
  • Kyle Zanika

    Congrats on your first year as a festival, we were happy to participate and will participate again with our next project.

    November 2022
  • Laura Burnett

    Everyone was great and the communication was terrific. Thank you so much for accepting my film and getting back to me so quickly!

    November 2022