LFN Awards, brought to you by "LFN Network" one of the world's leading film community supporting unrepresented creatives.
LFN is proud to welcome submissions from creatives across the world. We showcase and celebrate the art of storytelling through the works of emerging and established filmmakers/storytellers, and connecting creators with a strong network of talents and opportunities. Our mission is to support creators and inspire the world to believe in themselves.
WE stand for fairness and equality. Whether showcasing the best filmmakers around the world, we take our commitment to fair representation seriously. We’re committed to support diversity, meaning whatever your background, we won’t exclude anyone based on gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, or otherwise. You’ll be welcomed here.
All content are nominated and voted upon by an impartial jury of filmmakers, storytellers, and industry professionals. Our Jury will recognize the best films through private screenings. We announce the winners through our online community on @learnfilmmaking.
* All film winners will receive a certificate (PDF/JPG file, ready for print)
* All winning film/content will be available on our site.
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Organized by the "Learn Filmmaking Network" based in New York City.
You’ve worked so hard to create a compelling film and content video...why not share it with the world?
Best BTS Video (Behind the scenes)
Best Traveling Video
Best Educational Video.
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Picture: End of year (December)
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Original Story
Best Drama Film
Best Action Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Crime Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Horror Film
Best Thriller Film
Best Mystery Film
Best Indie Film
Best Web Series
Best Inspirational Film
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Song in Film
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Upcoming Filmmaker (Student - College/University Level)
Best Upcoming Filmmaker (Student - High school Level)
Special Jury Mention
People's Choice Award
Creative Excellence Award
Best Assistant Director
Best Assistant Producer
Best Assistant Camera
Best Production Assistant
Best Executive Producer
Best First Time Screenwriter
Best Drama Screenwriter
Best Comedy Screenwriter
Best Thriller Screenwriter
Best Horror Screenwriter
Best Action Screenwriter
Best Actor in Film
Best Actress in Film
(Submit to multiple categories to increase your chance of getting selected)
Please read below before submitting your film/content video.
By entering, the creator accepts these rules & terms.
LFN Network Agreement:
Entries must be uploaded by the deadline. Submission costs vary depending on category and discounts. When submitting to the Network you are agreeing that, if selected and the invitation accepted, to showcase the submitted film/content video on our social media platforms & website.
- Films/content video must have been produced after January 1, 2012
- All films/content video must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.
- The entry fee must be payable in US dollars to LFN Network.
- You are the copyright owner or producer.
- Filmmakers/Storytellers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials. We are not responsible for any copyright infringement of your material. All films and video content submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories. (One film can be entered in multiple categories to increase chances of winning.)
- Some films & video content will not be available online.
- We retain the right to change the date of the deadline under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.
- We never publicly share screenings, all screenings are viewed privately. Only our judges will see your film/content video.
- Submissions are accepted exclusively via the FilmFreeway platform.
*By agreeing with our term, you give us permission to publish stills, posters, teasers and trailers of your film on our website and/or social media pages. By submitting your film, you are agreeing for it to be shared, linked in our social channels and screened in our online streaming service. (Not all films/video content will be published on our social media/website)
Length of your film/content video
- Content videos must be minimum 30 seconds to 5 minutes max.
- Short films must be 5 minutes to 40 minutes max.
- Feature Films must be 40 minutes or more (80 minutes max)
If you do not meet any of these requirements your film will be disqualified for competition. LFN Network will not refund any portion of the fees paid.
If you did not receive a confirmation of submission, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If selected, LFN Network will require an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to include high-resolution production stills, key art, bio and filmography of the director, production notes and full cast and crew credits.
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