Independent international film festival held in five venues across historic downtown Norman, OK.

Awards & Prizes

Films will be voted on and awarded by both our audience, and our jury of local film educators and critics.

Available categories include:

Best Narrative Feature - Top rated feature film by our panel of judges.

Best Documentary Feature - Top rated feature documentary by our panel of judges.

Best Oklahoma Feature - Top rated Oklahoma feature film by our panel of judges. To qualify as an "Oklahoma film", at least 50% of the film must be shot on a set or location within Oklahoma.

Best Narrative Short - Top rated short film by our panel of judges.

Best Documentary Short - Top rated short documentary by our panel of judges.

Best Oklahoma Short - Top rated Oklahoma short film by our panel of judges. To qualify as an "Oklahoma film", at least 50% of the film must be shot on a set or location within Oklahoma.

Best Animated Short - Top rated animated short by our panel of judges. To qualify as an "Animated film", at least 50% of the film must be animated through either digital or traditional means.

Best Music Video - Top rated music video by our panel of judges.

Audience Award - Top rated music video, short film or feature film that was not already awarded a prize from the jury panel. Audience members can turn in their choice for Audience Award winner at the Audience Award booth anytime during festival hours.

Light Bulb Award - Most innovative and/or creative production methods used in a music video, short film or feature film.

Kaleidoscope Award - Special award for music video, short film or feature film which highlights cross-culturalism and/or diversity in its production or narrative.

Rules & Terms

All films must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2016 to be eligible.

All films must be presented in English or with English subtitles.

To qualify as a short film, the total run-time with credits must be less than 40 minutes. Any film over 40 minutes of length with credits must submit in the feature film category.

For our first year, it is not necessary for films to premiere at this festival. We are also accepting films that are already available on DVD, Blu-Ray or streaming. This is the only year that we will be accepting pre-released films.

By submitting your film, you agree to allow the Norman Film Festival to use all or part of your film to advertise or promote the festival.