PRINCE OF PRESTIGE ACADEMY AWARD COMPETITION AND AWARDS
**********************************************************
The purpose of the Prince of Prestige Academy Award (POPAA) or POP Academy Award competition is to recognize outstanding creativity. POP Academy Award aims to champion great motion pictures and to provide an avenue of legitimate and prestigious recognition for exceptional filmmakers.

The films are screened privately and the winners are presented online. See the PAECA WINNERS of 2021 - https://www.starapplecreative.com/paeca

************************************************************
IMPORTANT NOTE *************************************************************
• If you hold a "STAR APPLE MEMBER” subscription at starapplecreative.com, you will be given a code to submit to one (1) additional category.
• If you hold a "BRONZE STAR APPLE” subscription at starapplecreative.com, you will be given 2 codes to submit to two (2) additional categories.
• If you hold a "SILVER STAR APPLE” subscription at starapplecreative.com, you will be given 3 codes to submit to three (3) additional categories.
• If you hold a "GOLD STAR APPLE” subscription at starapplecreative.com, you will be given 4 codes to submit to four (4) additional categories.
• If you hold a "PLATINUM STAR APPLE” subscription at starapplecreative.com, you will be given 5 codes to submit to five (5) additional categories.

Winning filmmakers will receive POP Academy's Excellence in Cinematic Arts (PAECA) trophies or certificates which will be mailed to the winners.

********** Award Categories **********
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BEST CINEMATIC DIRECTION
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT PROJECT
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
BEST MOTION PICTURE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SHORT
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SHORT
BEST SHORT FILM BEST SOUND (MIXING, SCORE, ORIGINAL MUSIC)
BEST THRILLER OR HORROR FEATURE
BEST THRILLER OR HORROR SHORT
BEST U.S. MADE FEATURE FILM
BEST U.S. MADE SHORT FILM
PAECA HYPE AWARD (FOR BEST POSTER & TRAILER COMBO)

1. All projects "Official Selected" must enable download so that we can download their project for private screening.
2. General submissions on FilmFreeway for consideration DO NOT have to enable the download.
3. All films submitted under the "PAECA Hype Award (For best poster & trailer combo)" category must have a trailer and poster uploaded to their Filmfreeway film profile page.
4. Submitted film must have been completed within two (2) years from the final submission deadline date.
5. Official Selection filmmakers will allow their names, project titles, posters, trailers, and Filmfreeway mages to be used for Prince of Prestige Academy advertising and promotional materials.
6. Official Selection filmmakers will allow clips from their projects to be used for Prince of Prestige Academy advertising and promotional materials.
7. Official Selection filmmakers will allow clips from their projects for the Prince of Prestige Academy final presentation video.
8. All projects "Official Selected" must have their correct mailing address on file.
9. Submissions in other languages must have English subtitles.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Prince Festival 👑 Honor and joy for the Winner: Best Cinematography and the Nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film of our movie JUST LIKE WATER 🏆
    youtu.be/-fg232h7mzM ⭐️ Greetings from Greece 🇬🇷

    September 2022
  • Mattias Königsson

    5 stars on all accounts. Swift updates and communication. Excellent value festival that has an exciting format and presentation.

    November 2021
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Mattias Königsson, thanks for the feedback. We strive to create a memorable experience for filmmakers and we genuinely appreciated the hard work filmmakers put into creating a motion picture. We wish you much success in all your future endeavors.

  • Machiel van den Heuvel

    Amazing award festival! very good film selections, a jury with high standards and a good communication. I feel proud my film was part of it and I am looking forward to submit my next films to this event. Thank you staff and I wish you good luck with the future events.

    November 2021
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Hello, Machiel. Your film "The Sako Tapes" tells a fascinating story. We truly enjoyed viewing it. We are happy that you enjoyed the festival. We pride ourselves in selecting remarkable films and judging them on their merits. I wish you a world of success. Thanks again.

  • Great communication, great organization. My documentary film got nominee in this festival , and finally winning of the BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM PAECA 2021, thank you PAECA !

    November 2021
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Hello, Ensadi. Congratulations on winning the BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM PAECA for your film "Litany for the Goddess." It is a remarkable project.

  • Wonderful film festival. Great creative team. I enjoyed participating in the program. I recommend everything to filmmakers!

    November 2021
    Logo
    Response from festival:

    Hello, Kostiantyn Mishchenko. It is mind-blowing what you have done in your film "... Lucid dreams." I enjoyed every second of it. Congratulations on being recognized for “Outstanding Experimental Project.”