FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital storytellers. FWB filmmaking competitions and contests award prizes to emerging filmmakers from around the world. Completed narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, and new media projects are eligible for consideration.

Goals & Objectives
- to empower the next generation of digital storytellers
- to promote diverse communities and cultures
- to share unique perspectives and stories
- to support emerging voices from around the world

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Awards & Prizes

FWB awards projects that explore the following themes:

- community
- identity
- social justice
- women’s voices
- indigenous voices

Relevant projects in each category are considered for the following honors:

Feature Films:
Best Film (Narrative)
Best Film (Documentary)
Achievement in Directing
Achievement in Screenwriting
Achievement in Acting
Achievement in Editing

Short Films:
Best Short Film (Drama)
Best Short Film (Comedy)
Best Short Film (Animation)
Best Short Film (Documentary)
Best Short Film (Experimental)
Achievement in Directing
Achievement in Screenwriting

New Media Projects:
Best Project (Fiction)
Best Project (Non-fiction)

Rules & Terms

FWB accepts submissions to x3 distinct categories:
- Emerging Filmmakers
- University Students
- K-12 Students

Submission Requirements:
- Films/projects and all supporting materials should be submitted entirely online. FWB does not accept dvd discs, blu ray discs, or any other physical media.
- All submissions must be submitted via FilmFreeway. FWB is unable to consider emailed submissions.