Join award-winning filmmaker Anabelle D. Munro and our TMIF Impact Award's honorable judge and Hollywood director Lewis Teague ("Cujo," "Jewel of the Nile," "Navy Seals") and guests such as former season's speakers director Roger Christiansen (Friends), Aaron Seals (Casting Director of New York Casting), director Elias Acosta (Tracing Force), producer Isaac Hernandez (24Flix), and many more, to celebrate, showcase and honor films and scripts with a message.

Do you want to give people or issues a voice and make the world a better place with your art? We want to see it!

Anabelle Munro's The Most Important Films Impact Awards International Film Festival is all about highlighting the impact and meaning of the story. We call this artistic approach "purpose-driven," be it a script, film, documentary, music video, reels, composition, and more.

Created by purpose-driven producers, directors, and actors, The Most Important Films (TMIF) Impact Awards held in Las Vegas is an independent festival that celebrates the courageous talent that creates film as a unifier that transcends all cultures and languages and creates a vision for a better future.

TMIF resides beneath the umbrella of AOF MegaFest, which is in its 18th year and will run concurrently with the AOF MegaFest, the largest film event of its kind in the world: Held in Las Vegas at the Premiere Theaters and Locations, the show regularly exceeds 20,000 guests and attendees.

Our mission is to serve and help outstanding and passionate creatives succeed and thrive within an industry. We proudly offer a first-look distribution deal as the 1st price for the best overall Grand Jury TMIF-Impact Feature Film with Green Apple Entertainment. TMIF endeavors to create long-lasting relationships with every submitter who joins our supportive and dedicated filmmaker family.

Past TMIF Impact Award Winners and seminar speakers include Industry powerhouses such as producer Lee Broda (poet, activist, and producer of films such as "Tesla," "The Kindergarten Teacher," "A Private War"), Jacques Thelemaques (director and CEO and founder of the LA Filmmakers Alliance), and more.

Our Festival is open to ALL filmmakers and Writers in all genres and lengths. All submissions must make a creative and poignant statement, initiate an important dialogue, and make a difference in those who view it or read it. If you have a social impact message film, be it subtle or straightforward, we want to see it.

About our exciting and packed festival week: The TMIF Impact Awards show 20/21 will run LIVE from July 26, 2021, to August 1, 2021, at the beautiful Galaxy Luxury Theaters in Las Vegas, where our TMIF Impact Award winners will be honored at the live award show dedicated to them and their craft. Seminars, after-parties, events, and screenings will all be live, as well.

Films, Scripts, Music, and Artwork selected to be exhibited in our program will not only receive a free pass for our event but will also receive an all-access badge to the majority of all MEGAFEST FESTIVAL PANELS, SCREENINGS, AND THEIR FREE EVENTS held during the same week. The value of a festival badge is $750. If your film is selected, you will receive one badge per submission.

The AOF Megafest group with TMIF representing one of the 15 franchises is like no other festival. We resemble the concept of a movie EXPO. We honor small films and big films. Our primary purpose is to support Independent filmmakers in the short and long run. We care because we are filmmakers and know that helping each other in the Independent scene is essential to succeed. Countless projects and collaborations have come from the connections made at TMIF and the AOF MegaFest.

If you are not sure if there is a category for you, please contact us, and we'll let you know. If your movie is too long or short or you don't know if you qualify, send us an email and we'll figure out a way to get your work seen by our dedicated, influential and experienced film industry professionals, our TMIF judges. We are a passionate team of award-winning filmmakers who really cares about likeminded filmmakers.

The TMIF team truly applies their heart energy and appreciate it more than words can express when we see the same approach expressed submissions. We care and want to see you and your career flourish for creating movies that matter.

We look forward to reviewing your work from a perspective that is many times overlooked and under-appreciated in film.

Hope to see you in Las Vegas to celebrate and support you and your work!

Anabelle D. Munro
Festival Director

Award Categories for our TMIF Impact Awards:

Not all of the awards listed below will be given out each season, because we depend on the quality of submissions and themes and they differ from year to year. TMIF can only honor films that truly meet all the very specific TMIF award-win standards, qualifying them for a win. On the other side, we ad a new award category mid-season for outstanding filmmakers or films, to highlight their specific contributions and societal impact in film that TMIF wants to honor.

Special Award winners will be informed ahead of time to utilize PR and Social Media most effectively.

Category Winners will be announced during the award celebrations but will receive a notice of their Finalist nomination ahead of time.

Special Awards:
TMIF Grand Jury Impact Director
TMIF Grand Jury Impact Feature Film

TMIF Lifetime Achievement Award

TMIF Klaus Klein Special Award

TMIF Impact Writer of the Year
TMIF Impact Producer Award

TMIF Impact Award ~ Outstanding Achievements ~ Category: Acting
TMIF Impact Award ~ Outstanding Achievements ~ Category: Technology and Science
TMIF Impact Award ~ Outstanding Achievements ~ Category: Faith-Based Film

Category Awards for film, music, and written word:

TMIF Impact Award "Courage"
TMIF Impact Award "Diversity and Inclusion"
TMIF Impact Award "Tolerance"
TMIF Impact Award "Environmental"
TMIF Impact Award "Sustainability"
TMIF Impact Award "Technology for a better Tomorrow"
TMIF Impact Award "Peace"
TMIF Impact Award "World Politics"
TMIF Impact Award "Science and Health"
TMIF Impact Award "Animal Rights"
TMIF Impact Award "Human Rights"
TMIF Impact Award "Disability and Neurodiversity"
TMIF Impact Award "Human Connection"
TMIF Impact Award "Gender Equality"
TMIF Impact Award "Mental Health"
TMIF Impact Award "Addiction Recovery"
TMIF Impact Award "Faith"
TMIF Impact Award "Philosophy"
TMIF Impact Award "Music in Film"
TMIF Impact Award "Social Justice"
TMIF Impact Award "Education Matters"
TMIF Impact Award "Family Matters"
TMIF Impact Award "Next Generation" (Children up to 16 years of age)
TMIF Impact Award "Human Spirit"

TMIF Impact Award International "Focus Asia"
TMIF Impact Award International "Focus E.U."
TMIF Impact Award International "Focus Africa"
TMIF Impact Award International "Focus South America"
TMIF Impact Award International "Focus Australia"

1st Prize / TMIF Grand Jury Impact Feature Film Award:
A first-look distribution deal with Green Apple Entertainment
A TMIF Impact Award Trophy

Each of the Winners for all other Script and Film Awards will receive the following:
A Digital Award Certificate for Finalists and Winners
A TMIF Impact Award Trophy during one of the Black Tie Dinner Award Shows
Promotion of all winners on our Social media platforms and website
Placement in our Digital Commemorative Full Color Program
A Free Submission certificate for 3 Free Submissions for TMIF2022 (transferable)

Grand Jury Award Winners will receive all of the above, plus the following, and will be notified 3 weeks prior to the event about their win:
2 complimentary Award Show Tickets
A 1 page portrait, interview, or article about their award winning work published in the AOF Magazine ($2,500 value)

We are Accepting submissions for feature Narrative and Documentary, short Narrative, and Documentary.

Anabelle Munro's TMIF selects every submission that has an impact message and meets our quality standard as a reward for all filmmakers advancing this world with their art. All genres are welcome. Winners and specific finalists of screened content will be contacted three weeks before the Festival.

Short films will be showcased before a feature film or in a shorts program. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story, and skill of the filmmaker. Productions produced from 2013 to July 2021 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. Online screeners, DVDs (NTSC Region 1), Blu-Rays are accepted for submission and for consideration by the Selection Committee. Accepted films must be exhibited on DVD or Blu-Ray, and a MPEG4 film file is required.


All Accepted Films must be submitted on MPEG4 and DVD (NTSC Region 1) or Blu-Ray (Region 1) for exhibition. 2 Copies will be required.

We will NOT accept online Films for exhibition screening.
PAL system is NOT accepted.
Each Entry must be submitted separately.

All Entries must be sent to the TMIF prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured. Videos, DVDs, Blu-Rays, MPEG4s, or any other hardcopies will not be returned. Backup Discs are still required. Screening times are dependent upon receipt of the screeners (MPEG4 and DVD or Blu-Ray. )

Every Entry must include an Electronic Press Kit and Downloadable Trailer and trailer link.

All presentation materials (postcards, goody bag promos) and screening discs, MPEG4s, or DCPs for the TMIF must arrive at the Offices no later than July 3, 2021. Please note that we have completely switched to digital posters, and we kindly ask you not to send us any printed movie posters anymore. If screening files and screening discs are not received by this date, we will not be able to screen your film.

ALL ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS MUST provide MPEG4 film File (due 07.03.21) and 2 Screening DVDs (NTSC Region 1) or 2 Blu-Rays for Exhibition (due 07.03.21).

We do not require DCP's and we do not reccomend them for usage in our theaters. If you want to send a DCP, please note that the Theater charges the filmmaker an Ingestion Fee, and we would still require 2 backup DVDs or 2 Blu-Rays. Please note that DCPS must be logged out, signed for, and picked up after your screening. WE DO NOT RETURN/SHIP screening materials (DVDs, MPEG4s, Blu-Rays, or DCPS) or promo materials ( like postcards, goody bag items).

We will NOT accept online screeners for exhibition purposes.

Please note the TMIF film festival will NOT return or ship materials back to the submitter once the Festival has commenced (this includes DVDs, Blu-Rays, DCPs, posters, postcards, or promo materials)

All entries should be shipped to:

TMIF Film Festival
1146 APACHE,
CA, 90290

All accepted filmmakers, who have submitted/mailed in all necessary materials and Screeners, will be placed on the Website before the event. Submitting filmmakers acknowledge they have the legal right to exhibit the film and the collateral/promo materials at the HDIFF and AOFMegaFest.

The TMIF Film Festival is part of the MegaFest International Film Festival group. The MegaFest International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that the HDIFF, a part of the AOFMegaFest Film Festival, may use footage from their projects to promote the Festival, their film, or the AOF Event via print, web, and broadcast television.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Anabelle Munro's The Most Important Film Fest/MegaFest International Film Festivals, its vendors, sponsors, and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Written Word Submission Rules:

We are currently accepting written word submissions for features, shorts, short shorts, scenes, poetry, and prose.

All genres are welcome.

One copy of an original feature film screenplay uploaded as a PDF file will be accepted. (Do NOT include more than 1 version). We do not accept hardcopy scripts.
The screenplay should be in standard industry format (12 point Courier).
Only one copy, draft, or version of any screenplay may be submitted by an entrant or entrants per submission.

Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of an entry screenplay be allowed under the original submission.
Corrected or edited screenplays must be resubmitted as a NEW entry and will require a separate submission fee.

Multi-part scripts should be submitted as separate, stand-alone screenplays.

Features that are over 120 pages must be submitted as two different entries.
Submissions must have been written originally in English; translations will not be accepted.
Multi-part scripts should be submitted separately. Each part submitted as a separate, stand-alone screenplay.

Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or un-produced.

Entries may, however, be adapted from the entrant's (or entrants') original work, which should be noted in the logline required on the application form.

Entries lacking a logline on the application form will be disqualified.
If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, the "based on true story/events" button should be noted in the logline.

Collaborative work by two writers who share equally in its creation is eligible. The collaborator's name must be added during the online application process.

All entries must be received by or before the Extended Deadline of 07.01.2021

Please note that our festivals are not corporate-run events but created by filmmakers for filmmakers to support, connect and honor them. We proudly stand independent in the community of film festivals. To remain financially independent, we do not offer stipends for housing, transport, meals, or free gala or event tickets. It is precisely this self-reliance and self-reliance that enables the TMIF and the AOF Megafest to offer a live event and gala show with entertainment and event photography, drinks, and food, whereas other sponsorship-dependent festivals had to switch online due to recent global events. Not us.

We do not see the point in switching a film festival to an online event. We know that your work needs to be exhibited on a large screen and that in-person networking events and live gala shows can change a filmmaker's life and are invaluable to a film festival experience.

Our Black-Tie Gala-ticket-prices are based on a flat fee, which covers what our guests will be receiving as services and goods during the event, such as food, drinks, professional event photography and videography, musical entertainment, and the exclusive awards for the selected winners.

Festival badges do not cover our special events and award shows, except for the TMIF Grand Jury Winners, who will be notified in advance. If you want to join the celebration, please note that the Black-Tie Gala tickets are extremely limited and need to be purchased as early as possible to ensure a seat for you because we are celebrating a double season this year.

We do not ship Awards.

Each filmmaker whose work has been selected will receive two free festival badges upon arrival at the Festival. These passes are non-transferable and will give the filmmaker free access to all screenings of the 15 programs of the entire Megafest, as well as free seminars for the whole TMIF and AOF Megafest week.

The festival pass will also include free entry to numerous fun filmmaking networking events, which will be announced closer to the event in Las Vegas, such as the annual art event and cocktail party, our filmmaker's brunch, and more.

Overall Rating
  • Tim McCarthy

    Anabelle went out of her way to make us feel accommodated. The cast and crew of “The Cause of Death” thanks you and loves the award!

    October 2021
  • Tracy Taylor

    This was a great festival for our film! Personable, good networking, and knowledgeable staff. Good networking opportunity!

    August 2021
  • Marybeth Massett

    Thanks to Anabelle Munro for the Honorable Mention for Claire-ity and Directors Rose Massett and Micheal Klapp for Outstanding Achievement in Purpose- Driven Film. We were so happy to attend your wonderful Festival!! Thanks Anabelle! Until next time!!

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! It was such a joy meeting you there and showcasing your work! We can't wait to see you again next time!

  • The #TMIF was so professional and the entire Galaxy team was great...we felt handled and important among the many festivals that made up the #Megafest. Thank you especially to Anabelle and team.

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    This means the world!! Congrats again to blowing us away with your amazing Grand Jury Award winner :-)

  • Willemijn Mignot

    We loved being part of this amazing festival as a finalist, despite not being able to attend in person due to the pandemic. Warm regards from the Netherlands, Willemijn Mignot and Sarif Tribou

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    We loved your work!!! Hope we will meet you in person when we can and to celebrate more of your art :-)