has opened a call for entries for our Women on Film Shorts Competition.

Filmmakers from around the country are invited to submit short films about women for The Audience Awards online short film competition that runs Sept 3 - October 17, 2014.

The film with the most votes wins $300 and all of the filmmakers who compete gain invaluable exposure including press and social media engagement.

What is The Audience Awards?
The Audience Awards provides massive exposure for filmmakers and their work. The film with the most votes wins so filmmakers drive their social traffic to watch your film! Our last two competitions had over 100,000 views. No film festival does that. Get noticed! Get featured in AudNews. Raise money. Win cash with your film!

Here's what filmmakers are saying about The Audience Awards:

"The best part about participating in The Audience Awards is that we got the chance to share the stage with phenomenal films and give a wider audience the opportunity to see our work. We were amazed at the quality of the other films we competed against and we are thrilled to have come out on top in a tight race. The competition was a lot of fun and we're excited to see the platform grow."
Amanda Harrymanm winner $1000, director Maikaru

“I am so grateful for Audience Awards for helping fund our trip to see our film premiere at the 2014 Hot Docs Film Festival. They helped us connect with other filmmakers and be there when our dream comes to fruition.” Director Rachel Stevens, Raised $1463 to attend her film premiere at Hot Docs

"The Audience Awards gives exposure for independent films and filmmakers.” Hans Glasman, Filmmaker, Won $1250

"Competing in the Audience Awards gave our film a new life, and newfound exposure. It can be a challenge to keep a short film alive after its initial arrival on the scene, and this opportunity breathed fresh air back into it. For me personally it was important to see my crew get some love online; in our case, this film was a collaborative effort, and my generous team volunteered their time and ingenuity, no questions asked." Shell Game
Lou Karsen, Director, Won $300

“The Audience Awards LGBTQ Short Film Competition provided me an extraordinary opportunity to find a new and larger audience for my film, Four Letters. The competition pushed me to promote the film as far and wide as I possibly could, and I learned so much about how vital that kind of tireless promotion can be for independent filmmakers like myself. And of course, the $1000 prize money is a really great reward for all the hard work my team and I put into promoting our film during the competition. “
Four Letters
Ethan E. Rocke
Won $1000

The comedy short film with the most votes wins $300!

Rules for competing in the Audience Awards Short Film Competition:

If your film is accepted through FilmFreeway, you will need to submit your film on The Audience Awards site. You will not have to repay the $15 submission fee.

Or you can go now to the site and submit your film here to submit and pay:

Any comedic short film 15 minutes and under is eligible.

You must have the authority to submit the film for our consideration.

You must have obtained all the necessary rights (including music rights), consents, authorizations and licenses covering the film. There must not be pending or anticipated litigation regarding the film.

The films begin competing Sept 23, 2014 at 9am MT. The film with the most votes on October 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm MT wins $300.

The Audience Awards will mail the amount to the winner’s address provided at time of registration.

It costs $15 to submit to compete. Payment is due in full at time of registration and there are no refunds.

You will be provided a filmmaker page and can raise money on The Audience Awards site. We charge a 4% fee for any money raised.

The film must not include hate speech, excessive violence, slanderous or libelous claims, or any other actionable offenses.

The film must not (i) infringe any rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights or IP rights, including any music-related rights, (ii) be defamatory or indecent, and (iii) violate any applicable laws.

There must be a minimum of six films for the competition to occur.