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
  • Roger Paradiso

    This is one of the best newer Festivals. It is named in honor of one of my favorite directors, Mr. Stanley Kubrick. I highly recommend everyone to submit to this festival. Cheers to the Directors, Jurors and Audiences for selecting Tony N' Tina's Wedding. Cheers.

    May 2023
  • Thomas Harman

    A festival for film lovers with this festival being a homage to the great Stanley Kubrick. Very well organized, communication and excellent for value. Supportive of Directors, producers and we are thank full for our Best Student Award for Riot in the Meadow.

    May 2023
  • Thank you for choosing Only Eden as an Official Selection in the Stanley Film Awards!

    April 2023
  • Great festival. They gave us the honor to be awarded in the Best Director category. Everything was quite good. I recommend every filmmaker to submit to the festival. Thanks to the Festival executives. Best Regards to everyone from Troy.

    April 2023
  • Virginie Balabaud

    Thanks to the team of the festival !

    April 2023