FCA (Filmmakers Connect Awards) is a monthly film and screenplay competition. Our dedicated Jury conducts private screenings each month to recognize outstanding films. The Best Picture winner will automatically qualify for the annual event and will be nominated for Best of Fest (film of the year).

Additionally, we extend a warm invitation to participate in our free contest held on our Facebook group. Engage in our monthly 24-Hour Screenwriting Challenge, where participants craft and submit a short screenplay, limited to a maximum of 5 pages, centered around a specific theme. This presents an excellent opportunity for burgeoning writers to showcase their talents, and forge connections with like-minded individuals, and we eagerly await your participation in this enriching experience. Join us, and let your creativity shine!

Join us:

* All winners receive a free print-ready digital certificate (PDF/JPG file).
* The annual Best of Fest winner receives a free FCA statuette.

Best Picture
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy Film
Best Crime Film
Best Mystery Film
Best Parody
Best Western
Best Film Noir
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Microfilm
Best Indie Film
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Actor in an Indie Film
Best Actress in an Indie Film
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film
Best Song in a Film
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Makeup
Best Trailer
Best Original Story
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature
Best Television Script
Best First Time Screenwriter
24-Hour Screenwriting Challenge

* What we’re looking for? Story-based films and screenplays, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), or animation.

* 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 will not be available online.
- We promote some of the films by uploading the trailers/teasers/posters/production stills.
-FCA and Filmmakers Connect are Magic Productions Int Ltd brands.

* 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)
5. Films that depict or include any cruelty to animals

Overall Rating
  • Chris Harboldt

    Thank you Filmmakers Connect Awards for selecting BOSS OF THE TOSS as Best Comedy! Our team had a great experience! You run a top notch fest. Highly recommend!

    January 2024
  • J.C. McKearnin

    Honored to have been named Best First Time Director for my short film Body Count! Great organization, definitely recommend.

    January 2024
  • One Of The Greatest Film Festivals Out There Now For Independent Minds And Young Aspiring Writers Around The Globe.

    January 2024
  • Tom Lop

    It is my pleasure being a part of Filmmakers Connect Awards. Thank you very much. It was a great honor to have my WordLotto as a winner for Best Dark Comedy.
    Such a pleasure to be able to be part of this festival! Five starts to the organizers.
    Great festival! Thank you for the experience!

    December 2023
  • Thank you for this opportunity and for nominating us as award winner as it is our first project. We are also grateful because the festival takes care of every detail. We really recommend it. Thank you.

    July 2023