Videos must be 5 minutes or less AND be about a true, inspiring story. is a website cataloging inspiring stories of inspired lives. Our media feeds us a constant diet of the worst in life. Stories Lived was created as a community to celebrate the best. It is our sincere hope that these stories will go out into the world and be a channel of blessings for us all.

There are three categories for submission: Personal Mission, Personal Passion, and Personal Triumph.

$5,300 in cash prizes. Includes Jury Award and Audience Award.

1. Shorts must be 5 MINUTES OR LESS.

2. NON-FICTION submissions only! Short must be telling the story about a real person or situation.

3. Must attach the STORIES LIVED BUMPERS at beginning and end. (Download here:

4. No age or geographic restrictions.

5. No limit on number of entries.

6. Review additional guidance and the full Contest Terms and Conditions at

Overall Rating
  • Honored to be an official selection. A great concept for a short film contest. Very nice folks to work with. Will do this one again!

    August 2017
  • Christopher Hill

    This was a great experience! Look forward to working again with you guys in the future!

    August 2017
  • Glad to be a part and would do it again!!

    August 2017
  • mark pearce

    The people managing this platform are onto it! Super fast response times and great organisation. Highly recommend anyone thinking about entering their project into this contest.

    February 2017
  • Great festival. Great communication and great films selections. It's an honor to be selected.

    February 2017