Join our International Film Festival, The ETHOS Film Awards, formerly known as the TMIF Impact Awards, for our fourth season.

Created by purpose-driven producers, directors, and actors, ETHOS Film Awards (EFA), held in Los Angeles in November 2022, is an International festival that celebrates courageous talent. We see the art of film as a unifier that transcends all cultures and languages creates a vision for a better future. The ETHOS Film Award Festival is all about highlighting the impact and meaning of the story. We call this artistic approach "purpose-driven," be it a script, film, documentary, music video, reels, composition, and more.

Founded by actor/filmmaker Anabelle D. Munro and her team of seasoned, and passionate industry professionals, the ETHOS Film Awards have one goal in common: we want to support other filmmakers and create a platform for diverse voices from all over the world.

EFA has partnered up with the Los Angeles Asian Film Awards, The Newsfest, and presents the "Flow Project", helmed by Hollywood legend David Frankel, as one of our socially relevant program's highlights for the upcoming season.

The ETHOS Film Awards were created to connect our purpose-driven filmmakers with seasoned, and likeminded industry professionals that want to impact the world with a powerful message. Together, we provide incredible resources and an exciting and wide variety of industry experts, seminar speakers, and celebrity panelists.

Our Festival is open to ALL filmmakers and writers of all genres and lengths. All submissions must make a creative and poignant statement, initiate a critical dialogue, and make a difference in those who view it or read it. If you have a social impact message film, be it subtle or straightforward, we want to see it.

The ETHOS Film Awards 22/23 will run LIVE from November 10 to November 13, 2022, in Los Angeles, where our award winners will be honored. Seminars, after-parties, events, and screenings will all be live, as well.

Past ETHOS Film Award / TMIF Impact Award Winners, seminar speakers and guests include Industry powerhouses such as producer Lee Broda (poet, activist, and producer of films such as Scorsese's "The Card Counter," "The Kindergarten Teacher," "A Private War"), director Roger Christiansen (Friends, Hanna Montana), 2-time Emmy winner Jerri Sher (Quiet Explosions), actor/director Jeremy Taylor (It, It chapter II), actor James Franco, actor Winsor Harmon (Sarogeto, The Bold and the Beautiful), actor / director Daniel Baldwin (My Promise to PJ), Jacques Thelemaques (director and CEO and founder of the L.A. Filmmakers Alliance), Entrepreneur Joe Polish (Genius Network), and many more.

We proudly and strongly support purpose-driven minority and female filmmakers, and offer a first-look distribution opportunities with JD3TV and Green Apple Entertainment.

The ETHOS team truly applies their heart energy and appreciates it more than words can express when we see the same approach expressed in the submissions we receive. We care and want to see you and your career flourish for creating movies that matter.

We understand that networking and creating opportunities is a key element to make your submission count. In 2022 we have created a Hybrid event to ensure a live event, where we screen our finalists, as well as an online portion for all selected submissions, panels and guest from all over the world.

We look forward to reviewing your work from a perspective that is often overlooked and under-appreciated in film.

Hope to see you in Los Angeles to celebrate and support you and your work!

Anabelle D. Munro
Festival Director

Award Categories for our ETHOS Film Awards:

Category Winners will be announced during the award celebrations but will receive a notice of their Finalist nomination ahead of time.

ETHOS Film Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Film / Written Word Categories:

Courage, Sustainability, Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion, Environmental, Peace, Disability and Neuro-Diversity, Human Connection, Gender Equality, Mental Health, Addiction Recovery, Music in Film, Social Justice, Education Matters, Next Generation (content created by children up to 18 years)

ETHOS Film Special Awards:
Grand Jury Best Director
Grand Jury Best Feature Film
ETHOS Film Lifetime Achievement Award
Klaus Klein Special Award
Kara Dentley Female Empowerment Award
ETHOS Film Writer of the Year
ETHOS Film Producer Award

Special Award winners will be informed ahead of time to utilize P.R. and Social Media most effectively.

We accept and showcase submissions for fiction, and nonfiction features, shorts, music videos, photography, composition, and of course, the written word - all formats are welcome.

Anabelle Munro's TMIF selects every submission with an impact message and meets our quality standard as a reward for all filmmakers advancing this world with their art. All genres are welcome. Winners and specific finalists of screened content will be contacted three weeks before the Festival.

All entries will be judged on the filmmaker's content, creativity, imagery, story, and skill. Films produced from 2018 to October 2022 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. Online screeners, DVDs (NTSC Region 1), Blu-Rays are welcome for submission and consideration by the Selection Committee.

We only screen finalists (films that receive a nomination) during our live event, which must be exhibited on DCP. An MPEG4 film file is required as a backup.

All other official selections will be presented in our online showcase and do not require a DCP.


We will NOT accept online Films for theater screenings.
PAL system is NOT accepted.

All Entries must be sent to the TMIF prepaid and should be insured for your protection.

Every Entry must include an Electronic Press Kit and Downloadable Trailer and trailer link.

ALL ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS MUST provide MPEG4 film File (due 10.10.22).

All entries should be shipped to:

TMIF Film Festival
1146 APACHE,
CA, 90290

All accepted filmmakers, who have submitted/mailed in all necessary materials and Screeners, will be placed on the Amunrofilmfest.com Website before the event. Submitting filmmakers acknowledge they have the legal right to exhibit the film and the collateral/promo materials at the HDIFF and AOFMegaFest.

The TMIF Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize footage, and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. TMIF may use footage from their projects to promote the Festival, their film, or the Event via print, web, and broadcast television.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Anabelle Munro's The Most Important Film International Film Festival, its vendors, sponsors, and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Written Word Submission Rules:

We accept written word submissions for features, shorts, short shorts, scenes, poetry, and prose.

All genres are welcome.

One copy of an original feature film screenplay uploaded as a PDF file will be accepted. (Do NOT include more than 1 version). We do not accept hardcopy scripts.
The screenplay should be in standard industry format (12 point Courier).

Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of an entry screenplay be allowed under the original submission.
Corrected or edited screenplays must be resubmitted as a NEW entry and will require a separate submission fee.

Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or un-produced.

We do not ship Awards.

Each filmmaker whose work has been selected will receive two free festival badges upon arrival at the Festival. These passes are non-transferable and will give the filmmaker free access to all screenings and panels.

Overall Rating
  • Tim McCarthy

    Anabelle went out of her way to make us feel accommodated. The cast and crew of “The Cause of Death” thanks you and loves the award!

    October 2021
  • Tracy Taylor

    This was a great festival for our film! Personable, good networking, and knowledgeable staff. Good networking opportunity!

    August 2021
  • Marybeth Massett

    Thanks to Anabelle Munro for the Honorable Mention for Claire-ity and Directors Rose Massett and Micheal Klapp for Outstanding Achievement in Purpose- Driven Film. We were so happy to attend your wonderful Festival!! Thanks Anabelle! Until next time!!

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! It was such a joy meeting you there and showcasing your work! We can't wait to see you again next time!

  • The #TMIF was so professional and the entire Galaxy team was great...we felt handled and important among the many festivals that made up the #Megafest. Thank you especially to Anabelle and team.

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    This means the world!! Congrats again to blowing us away with your amazing Grand Jury Award winner :-)

  • Willemijn Mignot

    We loved being part of this amazing festival as a finalist, despite not being able to attend in person due to the pandemic. Warm regards from the Netherlands, Willemijn Mignot and Sarif Tribou

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    We loved your work!!! Hope we will meet you in person when we can and to celebrate more of your art :-)