Artist Emerged International Film Festival is an exciting film festival as part of the 5th annual Ethos Film Awards taking place on November 9-17, 2023, in Santa Monica. The festival focuses on promoting talent from all over the world, with a particular emphasis on content that aims to make the world a better place.

Erman Baradi, the founder of Ermantourage, is a Hollywood industry professional with a passion for supporting filmmakers. Ermantourage is an LA-based filmmakers alliance, and Baradi has brought high-profile industry speakers and panelists to their events. The Artist Emerged International Film Festival will be no exception, with a lineup that includes some of the most respected names in the industry.

The Artist Emerged International Film Festival is proud to partner with the Aero theater, The Center for Design and Media, and The Public Policy Institute to provide an extraordinary venue and a wide variety of opportunities. All finalists will screen at the iconic Laemmle Monica Film Center, right at the beach in downtown Santa Monica, and/or our partner facility, the Santa Monica College, as part of our exciting live screenings and event schedule with special guests and panelists.

The festival accepts and welcomes ANY genre, be it action, adventure, comedy, sci-fi, thrillers, horror, documentaries, and experimental projects, especially projects that are powerful in message.

The ETHOS Film Awards International Film Festival is also proud to support underrepresented voices from all over the world. The festival aims to connect like-minded industry professionals to impact the world with powerful messages. Together, we provide incredible resources and an exciting lineup of Hollywood industry experts, seminar speakers, and celebrity panelists - right in the heart of Los Angeles.

If you have meaningful content, we want to see it. We will cap selections at 100 films, but screen only nominated films live at the theater.

The Emerging Artist International Film Festival and ETHOS Film Awards 2023 will first run online, hosted by our sponsor platform, followed by the 8-day LIVE EVENT downtown Santa Monica.

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

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

Winners will receive awards ranging from our ETHOS Film Award Statue, certificates, mentorship awards, cash stipends, gear, and more.

There will be one winner in the feature film, feature film screenplay, short film, short film screenplay, television pilot, and television pilot screenplay categories.

Screenwriting winners to receive mentorship meetings with:

1. Rickey Larke, producer/writer, Freeform/Hulu's "Grown-ish"
2. Conrad Sun, Manager, Meridian Artists
3. Ben Phelps, Founder/CEO, Emagine Content
4. Corey Deshon, co-producer, "The Night Agent," producer, "A Million Little Things"

& more to be announced.

Film winners to receive mentorship meetings with:
1. Josef Sawyer, writer, "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," "SEAL Team"
2. Corey Deshon, co-producer, "The Night Agent," producer, "A Million Little Things"
3. Sumyi Antonson, SVP of Distribution & Marketing, Neon
4. Claire Scanlon, director/editor, "The Office," "GLOW," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

and more to be announced.

We accept and showcase submissions for fiction, and nonfiction features, shorts, and and pilots.

ETHOS Film Awards selects every submission with 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.

All entries will be judged on the filmmaker's content, creativity, imagery, story, and skill. Films produced from 2019 to October 2023 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. Online screeners, DVDs (NTSC Region 1), and Blu-Rays are welcome for submission and consideration by the Selection Committee.

We only screen finalists (films that receive a nomination) during our live event.

All other official selections will be presented in our online showcase and do not require a DCP.


We will NOT accept online Films for theater screenings.


The ETHOS Film Awards 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. ETHOS Film Awards may use footage from their projects to promote the Festival, their film, or the 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 ETHOS Film Awards International Film Festival, 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 accept written word submissions for features, shorts, and pilots.

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).

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.

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.

We do not ship Awards.

Each filmmaker whose work has been selected will receive a free festival badge upon arrival at the Festival. These passes are non-transferable and will give the filmmaker free access to all screenings and panels.