Autobiographical projects fuel The Dyonne Lewis Show Film Festival.

The annual awards-presentation is sponsored by FilmFreeway in celebration of the International Decade of People of African Descent.

You are the project, that is, your story as a digital documentary. And you are the subject who is documenting your unique Quantum Leap story as you explore your private mindset change, energy shift, and action steps--framing your new paradigm of indiviual transcendence of any aspect of your former self.

Festival accepted projects will be played on the big screen in our Toronto studio.

Dreaming is FREE the Hustle will cost much more...

Consider attending the documentary filmmaking beginners masterclass by visiting or by calling the festival office directly at 647-625-8485.

We don't need projects that are perfect, just ones by first time docummenary filmmakers [Sworn affidavit] that are "real."

The best quality audio-video production will give your film the best chances of acceptance into the festival.

The length should be 28:30 to 30 minutes including closing credits.

We have workshopped personal narratives about:

1. The Individual's transcendence and the journey towards one's authentic self.

2. Tackling the human struggle to integrate a forgotten or lost part of identity.

3. Work examining enlightenment gained through a wilderness experience or weathering storms.

4. Topics approaching self-discovery by looking at disenchantment brought on by lost illusions in external systems, people or self.

5. The project may also speak to an unsettling shift in consciousness or breakthrough to a new way of perceiving reality.

6. Your imagination has know limit. Show us what you got.

Adjudication is based on peer analysis of each piece according a digital survey, culminating with a 1st place winner, plus a 2nd place, and a 3rd place mention as runners up.

The Dyonne Lewis Show Film Festival Screen Awards:

Audience Choice...

Autobiographical Screen Idea for Development

Submission Guidelines:
Film submissions must be no longer than 3 minutes

All entrants must be age eleven (13) or older before the date of the submission deadline.

Deadline for entry forms and film copies: January 31st, 2022 at 4:59 PM EST

All films must be submitted at a minimum of 1080i or 1080p resolution.

All Film Submissions must adhere to OFRB PG Rating guidelines: Nudity, Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Strong Violence, Hate speech or imagery, and Crude Content prohibited.

Creators are permitted up to one (1) film submission. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate Submission Form.

Your film must be submitted on a streamable URL link. The link must remain accessible.

Film submissions must be in digital format only (no analog. Must only be in MP4 or MOV format.

All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the filmmaker(s).

All contributors (actors, directors, camera-persons, editors, etc.) must be credited at the
beginning or end of the film.

There is no entry or registration fee.
If your film has dialogue that is not English and is not subtitled, you must include an English dialogue script.

Film submissions should contain warnings concerning such things as strobe lights, smoke, loud or startling sound effects, strong language, mature or disturbing content, etc. If your film is selected, a photo of the Director, as well as a short (max 300 characters) bio are required.

Selection Process:
- Film Festival Judges look for excellent execution in technical production, unique concepts, and storytelling.

At the end of the day, it can come down to just our personal opinions – this is not the Canadian Screen Awards, after all!

There are no specific categories for film entries of the Personcal Documentary Awards will be given

Relatives of Festival staff/volunteers are not elegible for the first place best personal documenatry award but are still encouraged to submit their works for screening.

Terms and Conditions:
Upon selection for screening, Liberty Media Productions shall reserve the right to save (in the form of download) and upload your content for exhibition worldwide. All works shall be credited.

Upon selection for screening, Liberty Media Productions shall reserve the right to use imagery from your film to promote it via all media platforms, in perpetuity.

All Film Submissions must adhere to OFRB PG Rating guidelines: Nudity, Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Strong Violence, Hate speech or imagery, and Crude Content prohibited.

Liberty Media Productions is not responsible for any lost items and content submitted during the course of this festival.

Judges reserve the right to reject any film at their own discretion.

Liberty Media Productions will not provide any compensation for the production costs of your film.

All expenses are the responsibility of the creator(s).
The views and opinions expressed in your film do not reflect those of The Dyonne Lewis Show TV Workshop Film Festival or Liberty Media Productions or Liberty Studio.

Copyright: 2021The Dyonne Lewis Show Film Festival

Three Laurel Award Winners.

1. Category: Best Personal Documentary

2. First Place Runner Up: Personal Documentary

3. Second Place Runner Up: Personal Documentary

Bring your authentic voice as a guest on The Dyonne Lewis Show "Red Carpet Quantum Leap Interview Series."Join us at the festival office for a studio in Toronto. Book your pre-interview Email: