The Basics

Want the Cliff’sNotes on submissions? Here’s a quick version, but make sure to read the full rules at FilmFreeway!

Final Deadline for Submission: October 1st, 2022

Category: Narrative Short Film

  • Movies should be 20 minutes or less, including titles and credits
  • Narrative content only. No documentary projects accepted.
  • Films accepted into the semi-finals may be chosen to screen as the “Pick of the Month” at our Webinar events (you are not required to screen online).
  • Nothing over PG-13, please!
  • The finalist selections will be screened at our live BMC FilmFest event in Los Angeles where they will compete for prizes and more! (Live event pending safety regulations related to the current health crisis.)

2022 Monthly Selections So Far!

FebruaryThe Morning After directed by Soma Helmi

MarchThey See You directed by Jared Januschka

AprilRetribution directed by Mel Orpen

MayCheckpoint directed by Jason Sheedy

JuneA Smaller Big Bang directed by Jeff Perreca

AugustTaliban Flower directed by Sofia Ayerdi

*Note: Having your film selected does not guarantee it will be screened at webinar events. Scheduling and time considerations might prevent us from screening all films accepted. Similarly, not all accepted films will compete for the final prizes in November. Due to time constraints, a panel will narrow down the full list of accepted films to a group of finalists, who will compete for final prizes. Please review all rules in the official documents below.

Prizes

Grand Jury Award

URSA Mini Pro camera & $1,000!

Audience Choice Award

$500 cash & Davinci Resolve Studio

Best Direction

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera w/ DaVinci Resolve Studio

Best Actor

Prize to be announced soon!

Best Actress

Prize to be announced soon!

Best Cinematography

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera w/ DaVinci Resolve Studio

Best Screenplay

Final Draft 12

Grand Jury Award

$1,000 in cash
URSA Mini Pro G2
Audience Choice Award
$500 cash & Davinci Resolve Studio

Best Actress

Prize to be announced soon!

Best Actor

Prize to be announced soon!

Best Direction

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera w/ DaVinci Resolve Studio

Best Screenplay

Final Draft 12

Best Cinematography

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera w/ DaVinci Resolve Studio

Audience Choice Award

All films that are selected for the final BMC FilmFest in November are also eligible to win the Audience Choice Award, a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera!

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