FilmCon Awards is a monthly film competition for filmmakers worldwide.

Every month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings. The Best Picture winner will also qualify for the annual event, and nominated for Best of Fest (film of the year).

Free: 24-Hour Screenwriting Challenge - Write a short screenplay in 24 hours! On the 4th of every month, we'll share the theme on the Facebook group - , and at
Write the script (up to 5 pages), and send us the screenplay in less than 24 hours.
The 24-Hour Screenwriting Challenge winner receives a digital certificate, and an interview (5 Q&A's), published at and on social media.

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

Overall Rating
  • Hollie Bahar

    So honored to have won Best Screenplay for my project "Just This Once" Will definitely be submitting again in the future!

    October 2020
  • Bea W Bliss

    The FilmCon team and staff are awesome! Excellent communication, timely updates, and eye catching marketing for the films. Kudos to the hard work put in by your team to make it a pleasant and fun experience! Thank you for the honor of winning several awards, including Best Indie Film, very grateful for the recognition.

    October 2020
  • Thank you very much for having my movie at your film festival. Thank you again for the amazing awards giving to my movie and my team. Congratulations again to everybody, keep safe, best regards, Alexandra Bekiou, Director of As the wave broke...

    September 2020
  • Vilma Jackson

    Brilliant festival and great communication. Thank you so much for recognising my work! I was over the moon to hear that my short film, "Triple Oppression", won the Best Inspirational Film award! I am forever grateful! It made my year!

    September 2020
  • Jenness Rouse

    I am BEYOND thrilled to have participated in this international film festival, and AMAZED at being awarded THREE times over! Best Parody, Best Microfilm, and Best TV/Web Series. Filmcon is a place for filmmakers to connect, to interact, to network, and to be inspired by other filmmakers and creators - a place to grow in your craft and in your "film-family." This is the Festival that "overarches" the sister fests of LAFA/NYFA/Top Shorts/Actors Awards, and consists of the new/veteran/high and low profile filmmaker alike. Everyone is on an even playing field in this network and to become part of it is not only an invaluable learning experience, but also a way to build relationships that will catapult you to a new level in your career and network. Filmmaking IS a relationship industry and FilmCon is the Umbrella that gathers us all together. Excellent fest, wide publicity, and HUGE platform for your project and your relationship building. Thank you again FilmCon!

    September 2020