IMDb qualifier’s Venice Film Awards is a monthly international film festival with live screenings.
Venice is considered the most beautiful city of the world, our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.
A selection of winners short films will be screened every month in Venice.

MONTHLY COMPETITION (38 categories):

Best Picture (feature film or short film, any genre)


Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best 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 Short Script
Best Feature Script

The following awards can be assigned for short or feature films, any genre:

Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Film
Best Director Super Short Film
Best First Time Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Story
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best VFX

Every month we'll assign two awards (Best and Honorable Mention) for each category, for example:
Best Comedy
Honorable Mention for Comedy

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file).

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.
- The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English or Italian)
- The scripts must be in English or Italian or French

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD

Overall Rating
  • T.J. Barkwill

    VFA is keen to unearth and promote new talent and they're very responsive. Excellent competition.

    November 2020
  • one the the greatest festival

    November 2020

    Thank you much beautiful Venice!
    What a present, what an honour!

    November 2020
  • Tim Werenko

    What a joy to be included with this amazing collection of creators from around the world. Pandemic be damned, you guys did a great job.

    November 2020
  • Five stars! This festival was a pleasure to be a part of with my film “The Saints of the Rue Scribe”. Highly recommended.

    November 2020