Festigious is a monthly film & screenplay competition. Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings, and make a special interview with the winner of the Best Picture (Film of the Month) award. The Best Picture monthly winners will compete for the Best of Fest award (best film of the year). Festigious' annual judging team will select the winners in 15 main categories, such as Narrative Film, Documentary and Animation.

Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards.

Best Picture (Film of the Month)
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Drama
Best Thriller
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Sci-Fi
Best Crime Film
Best Dark Comedy
Best Mystery Film
Best Film Noir
Best Western
​Best Animation Feature
Best Animation Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Inspirational Film
Best Indie Film
Best Micro Film (up to 120 seconds)
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Experimental Film
Best 18 and Under
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Duo
Best Original Score
Best Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Cinematography
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film
Best Commercial/Promotional
Best Trailer
Best Original Story
Best Screenplay - Short
Best Screenplay - Feature

* The Best of Fest annual winner will receive one free Festigious statuette. Other winners may order a statuette for themselves and their team, for $290 including shipping.
All winners receive a digital certificate, ready to print.

What we’re looking for? Story-based films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), or animation.
The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- You must own all the rights to the film.

Festigious does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
2. Political films
3. Films which are made before 2010
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)

Festigious is a FilmFreeway Gold festival, and a Magic Productions Int Ltd brand. Festigious is a partner festival of Top Shorts, LA Film Awards, Actors Awards, NY Film Awards and FilmCon Awards.

Overall Rating
  • Melissa Davidson

    Excellent festival to be a part of. Honoured to have my film UNBARRED as a winner.

    May 2022
  • Megan McLain

    Honored to have been named Best First-Time Screenwriter for my short NOW HEAR THIS.
    Mahalo nui loa.

    May 2022
  • Brendan Casey

    My experience with Festigious Los Angeles was nothing but exceptional! excellent communication throughout the entire process. The Double Trouble team is incredibly grateful to have won "Best Student Film" and "Best Comedy Screenplay"

    April 2022
  • Fabulous people. Great communication. I couldn't be happier and will be back. Thanks team!

    April 2022
  • Robert Craig

    Thanks so much for your wonderful film festival! It’s so cool to see how you are helping out so many entertainment professionals by providing a platform to submit our creative works. Mine was a screenplay and I’m so thankful for the wins in BEST SCREENPLAY. Thank you so much! Our writing team is so excited for this honor. Blessings to all the festival staff!

    April 2022