The Ouchy Film Awards (OFA) is a seasonal awards competition. For each season, official selection and winners are announced on our website. At the end of four seasons, we organize a live screening in Lausanne, Switzerland which include all award winning films from seasonal competitions. The best of year awards are given in the yearly competition.
The goal of OFA is to encourage emerging moviemakers for new filmmaking by appreciating their work. We accept all genre of short films from all over the world. We create an opportunity for filmmakers to get their films judged and compete with other filmmakers. We perform a comprehensive evaluation process and select only high quality films. Especially short films which exhibit new filmmaking approaches and show different different perspectives to the conventional scale are strongly encouraged to submit.
We only award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. Our evaluation includes the critique on five categories: acting, directing, editing, script, sound, and cinematography. For each category, our jury gives a letter grade from one of the following:
A - Excellent (9-10 points)
B - Good (7-8 points)
C - Satisfactory (5-6 points)
D - Weak (3-4 points)
E - Weak (1-2 points)
Then average of all categories are calculated. The best of A and B grades are considered for official selection of each category. The selection is listed on our website and all selected films are considered for following awards.
- Best Short Film
- Best Documentary
- Best Animation Film
- Best Director
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Editing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Screenplay
For each award, five nominees and one winner is selected by the jury.
At the end of year, the bests of each season are selected for live screening. Next yearly organization will take place on 7-9 September, 2017 in Lausanne.
Awards & Prizes
The winners for yearly organization will take the trophies on 7-9 September, 2017 .
Rules & Terms
- All films must have been made in or after 2012.
- Fiction entries must be shorter than 60 minutes.
- Documentaries must be shorter than 60 minutes.
- Entries must be in English or subtitled, dubbed in English.
- Works in progress are accepted.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker.
- Entree fees are non-refundable.
- There is no premiere requirement.
- Entrants must submit a DVD viewing copy if they are selected for yearly organization.
- Once you submit your film, you agree that we can use your film data confidentially in order to develop our services.