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Awards Info

Get the recognition you deserve! Learn more about various award competitions.

IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Digital Media Awards
The IACP Digital Media Awards honor nine categories of traditional and emerging communications technologies, including culinary blogs, television, video, audio, and other digital forms.
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2020

Cablefax’s Digital Awards
Cablefax’s Digital Awards honors those people, shows, and networks who excel in digital content, marketing, advertising, social media, and online content.
Deadline: Feb 1, 2019

The Rockie Awards (Banff World Media Festival)
The Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony each year at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an international industry jury of over 100 professionals working in entertainment and media, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.
Final Deadline: February 14, 2020

Sigma Delta Chi Awards
The awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research. The contest is open to any work published or broadcast by a U.S. or international media outlet.
Deadline: February 18, 2020

International Emmy® Awards
The International Emmy® Awards competition was founded with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States. The Academy also recognizes US Primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with the "Non-English US Primetime Program" category. Every November the Academy produces The International Emmys World Television Festival and the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City. The Festival screens the current year's International Emmy-nominated programs and features the world-class producers and directors who speak about their work. The International Emmy Awards Gala takes place the day after the Festival, awarding the International Emmy. This black-tie event attracts over 1,000 major figures in broadcast, entertainment and media from around the world. The International Emmy Awards is the premiere global platform for the world’s best television programming and performances.
Deadline: The 48th International Emmy® Awards Competition will open December 4, 2019 and close February 20, 2020.

The Telly Awards
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after. With the recent evolution and rise of digital video (web series, VR, 360 and beyond), the Telly Awards today also reflects and celebrates this exciting new era of the moving image on and offline. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.
Final Entry Deadline: February 28, 2020

Accolade Global Film Competition
Established in 2003, Accolade Global Film Competition is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality films and projects across a multitude of genres. The Accolade promotes award winners through press releases to over 40,000 filmmakers, industry contacts and additional international media/distribution outlets. The Accolade is an excellent venue for film, documentaries, new and experimental media, television pilot programs, animation, educational programs, remixes & mashups, movie trailers, music videos, webisodes and tube length works.
Deadline for entries: Mach 8, 2020

INPUT Awards
Input (the acronym is derived from INternational PUblic Television) is an annual weeklong television showcase where the rules of broadcasting are challenged and redefined. This event is the only international conference that focuses specifically on the innovative programs produced by public as opposed to commercial broadcasters. It was created to promote the exchange of television programs, ideas, and production techniques among broadcasters around the world. Its goal is to challenge and motivate producers to improve the quality of public service broadcasting worldwide. INPUT is a voluntary organization.

Brooklyn Film Festival
Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is an International, competitive festival. BFF mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. BFF, inc. is a not-for-profit organization.
Extended final deadline: March 10, 2020

The Best Shorts Competition
An avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media.
Deadline for entries: March 30, 2020

The Golden Trailer Awards
Regular Deadline: March 27th, 2020
Late & Final Deadline: April 3rd, 2020

IndieFEST Film Awards
The IndieFEST Film Awards promote independent filmmakers of cinematic gems and unique voices to a worldwide audience. IndieFEST discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality films and new media. Attracting both powerhouse industry veterans as well as talented new filmmakers, the IndieFEST is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival. The goal of traditional film festivals is to bring entertainment to local audiences making the filmmaker of secondary importance. IndieFEST is about helping independent filmmakers gain the credibility and publicity they justly deserve.
Deadline for entries: April 19, 2020

Seoul International Drama Awards (SDA)
The Seoul International Drama Awards (SDA) was launched in 2006 in hopes of becoming a leading festival for global television dramas. It is the largest TV drama festival in Asia.
Deadline for entries: April 30, 2020

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards
The duPont-Columbia Awards uphold the highest standards in journalism by honoring winners annually, informing the public about those journalists' contributions and supporting journalism education and innovation, thereby cultivating a collective spirit for the profession. The submission of daily news stories and breaking news coverage as well as feature stories, documentaries and interactive multimedia reporting on critical subjects is encouraged.
Entries re-open May 1, 2020
Deadline: July 1, 2020 Website:

The Imagen Awards
This event celebrates the best of the best of Latino contributions in television and film and is a program of the Imagen Foundation. This organization’s mission is to encourage positive images of the Latino community in all forms of the entertainment media and to reward the excellence of those entities or individuals whose productions elevate the image and status of all Latinos, as well as to enhance opportunities for Latinos in front of and behind the camera by providing access, education and resources.
Deadline for entries: May 1, 2020

World War II International Film Festival
The Normandie-World War II International Film Festival showcases the best in World War II military themed films, documentaries and short films from around the world. It is held each year in Normandy, France, and serves an important role in furthering the mission to produce content that honors all those who fight for our freedoms each day and have done so through wars and conflicts over the centuries.
Festival Dates: June 5 – 7, 2020

Clio Entertainment Awards
Clio Entertainment, formerly The Clio Key Art Awards, is the original and definitive distinction in creative communications for the entertainment business. Born in 1971 to celebrate the best in film marketing, the awards program became a Clios property in 2015, and with partner The Hollywood Reporter continues expanding its reach — across movies, TV and gaming. It reflects a field that through advances in technology and integration of new specialties, routinely recasts the notion of excellence in entertainment marketing.
1st Deadline: March 20, 2020
2nd Deadline: May 1, 2020
Final Deadline: June 5, 2020

2015 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award
The competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and to offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting.
Competition Opens: April 22, 2020
Competition Closes: July 1, 2020

Impact DOCS Awards
The Global Film Awards Competitions have been honoring filmmakers for more than 13 years.  Our reputation in the industry is strong, earning a “Top 25 Competitions worth the money” from MovieMaker Magazine. We believe in the power of documentary films to make substantive change in the world.  Because the staff and judges at GFA are so committed to supporting filmmakers who do this – we were compelled to dedicate a competition solely to documentaries and to the filmmakers who work so hard to create them.  And, of course, to help support the important causes that they have worked so hard to illuminate. 
Deadline: July 10, 2020

16 International Film Festivals (16IFF) organized by Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF)
A special, unique spectrum international cinema celebration based on 16 subjects.
Extended Deadline: July 11, 2020

Realscreen Awards
Recognizing the best in reality, documentary and factual entertainment programming from around the world. The Realscreen Awards continuously evolve to best represent the diverse types of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment programming that fall under the realscreen umbrella.
Early Bird Deadline: TBA
Deadline: TBA

The Annual TASTE AWARDS are the original awards for the Lifestyle Entertainment Industry, and the highest awards for creators, producers, hosts, and directors of Lifestyle Programs, Series, Shows & Cinema. The Mission is to recognize and acknowledge outstanding excellence in video, film, mobile and interactive content focused on food, drink, fashion, design, travel, health and lifestyle.
Early Bird Nomination Submission: through July 14
Regular Nomination Submission: July 15 - Sept. 1
Extended Nomination Submission: close Oct. 8
Final Submission: Oct. 31

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
The largest human rights film festival in the world
Deadline: September 1, 2020 

Rose d'Or Awards
The prestigious Rose d’Or awards define the gold standard of excellence and achievement in Entertainment programming.
Registration Opens: July 9, 2020
Deadline for entries: October 1, 2020

Film Festival (competition) Resource

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