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
  • So grateful to be selected! Thank you so much!!!

    October 2020
  • Hi,

    Thank you so much for giving me my 1st award ever :) I really appreciate ! I'll submit my next screenplays too.

    Quick to respond by email, I'll definitely recommend your festival to my colleagues.


    October 2020
  • It has been an honor being a part of Venice Film Awards - Monthly Competition. From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank the judges for not only including my film in the festival but also for choosing it as the best experimental film of the festival. I wish you all the best for the next iterations of the festival!!

    October 2020
  • Lara Heller

    Great festival. Team are responsive and kind. Highly recommend.

    October 2020
  • A beautifully run festival that we feel so lucky to have been a part of! Thank you so much! <3

    October 2020