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 film freeway form to nominate a film or multimedia work. To nominate a video game for a Marvels of Media Award, please use this form: https://bit.ly/3IeiR3K

The Museum of Moving Image (MoMI) is honoring autistic media-makers with the Marvels of Media Awards. This is the first program of its kind. In March 2022, MoMI will present a free, public film festival featuring selected works of honorees, followed by an awards ceremony. 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
· Complimentary award night VIP-invites
· One-year complimentary MoMI Membership
· Press and Exposure

Here are the submission guidelines:

To submit a nomination for this project, complete the FilmFreeway application and tell why you are nominating the media-maker or yourself. In the Director's Statement section of the application, describe the role of the media-maker with autism in the media work you are nominating. You may also describe the role of the media-maker with autism in the cover letter of your application, or by uploading a file. An example of an uploaded file could be a word document that you write describing the media work and media-maker who you are nominating.

Anyone can nominate the work of an autistic media-maker for this festival. Self-nominations are also accepted. All nominations must be made through the FilmFreeway application.

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, 2022.

When will I know if my media is selected for the festival?
You will be emailed by March 2022.

When is the award ceremony and exhibit?
The Marvels of Media Awards ceremony will be on March 31, 2022. The exhibit will be open to the public from April 1 to April 30th.

What should I include in the application?
Please answer all questions on the application. Be sure to tell us about the autistic media-maker and their role in the film you are nominating.

What should I include in the Director’s Bio?
Make sure to mention if the media maker (or you) are autistic. The Marvels of Media Awards is for media makers who are on the autism spectrum. You may also include this information in the cover letter of your application, or by uploading a separate file.

What should I include in the Director’s Statement?
Write about the role of the autistic media maker in the work. If you are nominating yourself, write about your role in your work. (For example: Is the nominated media maker a Director? Actor? Editor?)
Describe why you are nominating the media maker or yourself for this award. You may also include this information in the cover letter of your application, or by uploading a separate file.