Are you an autistic media-maker? Do you know an autistic media-maker? Then submit to the MoMI Marvels of Media Awards! You can use this FilmFreeway form to nominate a film or multimedia work. To nominate a video game for a Marvels of Media Award, please use this form:

The Museum of Moving Image (MoMI) is honoring autistic media-makers with the Marvels of Media Awards. In March 2023, MoMI will launch an awards ceremony, followed by a free, public film festival featuring selected works of honorees. An accompanying media exhibit will share the artistry of these honorees, providing a perspective of media-making through the lens of ASD.

What are the awards and prizes for Winners?
· Work will be shown in an exhibit at MoMI and you will receive an honorarium
· Complimentary award night VIP-invites
· One-year complimentary MoMI Membership
· Press and Exposure

To submit a nomination or self-nominate, you:
· Must be nominating an autistic media-maker
· Must be an autistic media-maker

In the custom submission form, there will be 4 questions asking:
· If you are an autistic media-maker
· If you are someone who is nominating an autistic media maker
· The role of the autistic media maker
· If you select "Other," you will write the role of the autistic media-maker

On your project page, you can share posters, concept drawings, sketches, and more.

What is a media-maker?
Media-makers are people who create projects in:
· Film
· Animation
· Video Game Design
· New Media
· All media using moving images

Who is eligible to apply?
· Autistic media-makers can nominate themselves
· Coworkers can submit on behalf of an autistic media-maker
· Organizations can submit on behalf of an autistic media-maker
· Anyone can nominate the work of an autistic Media Maker

Is there a minimum level of experience needed?
No. All autistic media-makers can apply. This includes:
· Professionals
· Students
· Teachers
· People of all ages

When is the deadline?
Applicants can submit from now until January 31, 2023.

When will I know if my media is selected for the festival?
You will be emailed in March 2023.

When is the award ceremony and exhibit?
The Marvels of Media Awards ceremony and exhibit will be in Spring 2023.

Overall Rating
  • This was a really amazing opportunity. I've never been able to meet other autistic media makers in a set-up like this. The exhibit, screenings, and awards ceremony were top-notch. Very much looking forward to future years as this should definitely be an annual event.

    May 2022
  • One of the best experiences our film got to be a part of! What the Marvels of Media did at the Museum of Moving Image for the autism, neurodiversity, community was truly moving and such an epic experience for those involved! Thank you so much marvels of Media for choosing "Boys Don't Wear Dresses" as the honorable mention award for narrative short for your inaugural media awards! We hope to be a part of it again next year!

    May 2022
  • Had a wonderful time meeting other media creators at the museum who were also on the autism spectrum! Very honoured to have my animation graduation film "Cloud Boy" as the festival's first winner of the student category!

    May 2022