PRINCE OF PRESTIGE ACADEMY AWARD COMPETITION AND AWARDS
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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

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

********** Award Categories **********
1. BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
2. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
3. BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL
4. BEST DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
5. BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT PROJECT
6. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT FILM
7. BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
8. BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
9. BEST MOTION PICTURE
10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
11. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SHORT
12. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
13. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SHORT
14. BEST SHORT FILM
15. BEST SOUND (MIXING, SCORE, ORIGINAL MUSIC)
16. BEST THRILLER OR HORROR FEATURE
17. BEST THRILLER OR HORROR SHORT
18. BEST U.S. MADE FEATURE FILM
19. BEST U.S. MADE SHORT FILM
20. 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.

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  • 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
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    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.

  • Mattias Königsson

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

    November 2021
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    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.

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

    November 2021
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    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
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    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.”

  • Vasily Chuprina

    I had an excellent experience with the festival. Thanks a lot! Your award means a lot to me. I understand that my short is not an easy one. I am a scientist and some scientific theories play a role in my short, but the general idea on the responsibility of scientists is, I think, important to everyone.

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hello, Vasily. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Your film exhibited great cinematic direction, cinematography, and production and entertainment value. We wish you the best in all future endeavors.