Audience Awards 2019 LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival
A festival for the best in queer short films.
FUJI Camera + AudFest Screening + more!

Due June 11th, 2019 - If you’ve made a film, 30 minutes or under, which shows the many iterations of identity, you are invited to enter the Audience Awards LGBTQ Film Festival. Though an agenda isn’t necessary to submit, you may experience one of these barrier-breaking benefits by participating.

AUDIENCE AWARDS provides filmmakers with the opportunity to gain exposure & accelerate your careers. They are committed to providing a stage for diverse, emerging talent and your creative work. Their democratized platform celebrates the power of storytelling and provides you with the tools to build an audience. Films submitted to opportunities on their site are juried by industry professionals and the global audience. The top films win prizes and screen at festivals around the world.

Once you successfully upload and submit your film to this festival, your film is reviewed by festival screeners for admittance. You will receive notice if your film is accepted or rejected before voting opens.

On the voting open date, your film is juried by our preliminary jury panel and the global audience. From this first round, the top 3 films with the most votes and the top 5 preliminary jury-selected films advance to the finals round. If audience winners are preliminary jury selections, the prelim jury will select additional films so that there are always 8 finalist films. From the 8 films, the expert jury panel will select their top 5 films. These films are deemed the finalists of this festival and will screen live at A2F2 2020.

A note on audience voting: If you want your friends and family to vote for your film, share away. Audience voting greatly increases your views & exposure for your film and career, but social sharing is not necessary to win. The jury ultimately chooses the finalists and winners of the festival.

Your film will be publicly viewed, so make sure it’s the right time for your film to gain an online audience! If it's too early for the public to watch your film online, you are invited you to come back next year and submit.

Earlybird Deadline:
Dec 28, 2018
Entry Fee: $30

Regular Deadline:
Apr 29, 2018
Entry Fee: $40

Late Deadline:
Jun 04, 2019
Entry Fee: $50

Extended Deadline:
Jun 11, 2019
Entry Fee: $60

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1st Place:
FUJI Camera + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

2nd Place:
Binoculars + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

3rd Place:
Toolkit Pouch + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

4th Place:
AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

5th Place:
AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

Open to the public worldwide, excluding the following: Antarctica, Afghanistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Belarus, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Christmas Island, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Lao, People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Montenegro, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Zimbabwe. An eligible minor (the age of majority is eighteen (18) in most states but twenty-one in Mississippi and nineteen in Alabama and Nebraska) should obtain a parent or legal guardian’s permission prior to entering. Further, entrants must be members in good standing of the Audience Awards in order to participate in the festival and win the prize.

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