As of 2019, 51% of Americans over the age of 12 listen to podcasts. It's no longer an exclusive selection of people. We're mainstream now!
Though podcasters far too often get stuck in a place where they can't grow. Stuck in a cycle of recording in the studio, putting the work in, but not making it past that point. Well, we're here to break that cycle!
Cinemonic Podcast Festival is here to give podcasts a unique new home.
We want to give podcasters the chance to take their work to the next level, learn and develop utilizing our festival resources, network with the growing podcast industry, grow their audiences, and take their shows to new places!
Our officially selected podcasts will be shared and promoted through our network, our social venues, our partner companies and more. With that, we'll invite you in to communicate and network with our private, Podcast Community after this year's event. Plus, our finalists are nominated for all sorts of cool awards and prizes!
Above all else, The Cinemonic Podcast Festival is a fun and exciting opportunity to take a larger jump into the podcasting world.
Podcasting is a hobby for some, but it's a career for others. Through our festival, we aim to bring podcasters closer to their goal of making a career out of their hobby.
**As announced previously, this year's event will be hosted through a private, ticketed Digital Venue Experience! We've worked hard to make sure the virtual event is everything it can be and more! Emails with ticketing and access information for the event will be announced and sent out after festival notifications!
-Podcast of The Year Award-
The award as well as prizes for the podcast that our jury finds to be the most all-encompassing. A podcast that really makes one say "wow." - The overall greatest achievement in podcasting for the year.
-Best Comedy Podcast-
The award as well as prizes for the greatest comedy podcast.
-Best Crime Podcast-
The award as well as prizes for the greatest crime podcast.
-Best Advice Podcast-
The award as well as prizes for the greatest advice podcast.
-Best Alternative Podcast-
The award as well as prizes for the greatest podcast that just can't be labeled into one of the traditional genres.
-Podcasts of ANY genre are acceptable.
-Podcasts must be less than 2 hours in length.
-Your Podcast sample submission must be a full-length episode of your show. It can be ANY episode. If context matters, then please include that in your cover letter!
-Your Podcast sample submission must have been recorded after January of 2017.
-Podcasts can be audio only or audio and video.
-**All finalists are invited to perform LIVE at the Cinemonic Podcast Festival.
There, the winners will be announced celebrated for their wins in each category,