Festigious is a monthly film & screenplay competition. Each month, our jury will award the best films through private screenings. 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.

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  • Bruce Hickey

    I was thrilled and honored to have my film Blind Faith win Best Narrative short. The festival kept me informed during the process and offered support to promote the film later, which is rare.

    August 2022
  • None None

    Quid pro quo... And I like it.

    July 2022
  • AWARD WINNER! WHAT! I’m still screaming. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, you guys are the worlds best, I’m sending you all my love into the universe. Thank you - Juliano

    July 2022
  • Kevin Schewe

    It has been such an amazing honor for "Bad Love Tigers" to win Best Sci-Fi Screenplay at Festigious LA! The communication throughout the festival was superb and the assistance with social networking afterwards was magnificent!! I highly recommend this festival to those wanting a "Fair-stigious" chance at victory!!! Keep up the great calling of stimulating new talent and creativity to emerge and flourish!

    July 2022
  • Am not sure what Festigious means. Maybe that they run a clean competition! They resist the temptation to imitate monstrous California festivals that keep coming back to us poor screenwriters with multiple requests for more and more entry fees. This well-run contest actually ended on the initial advertised date... with an impressive Award for my feature screenplay "Winter Bird" (www.winterbirdmovie.com). Double thanks!!

    July 2022