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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

 

International Screen Awards accept timeless films from any genres and any part of the world.
We welcome students and newcomers to enter into emerging categories.
Films with various languages are welcome but must be added with English subtitle (or it can be dubbed into English).

THE FESTIVAL IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSION NOW.

FESTIVAL DEADLINES:

Festival deadline will be every end of the month.
Submission will automatically open on the first day of the following month.
Winning Films will be updated on the 10th each month. Winners will receive an email notification shortly after that.
Awards Ceremony and Festival Event will be emailed to winning filmmakers.


 
     

CATEGORIES

 

GENERAL CATEGORY BASED ON FILM LENGTH:

Fiction Films:

- International Short Film
Fiction film with duration less than 24 minutes

- International Fiction Featurette
Fiction film with 24–40 minutes in running time.

- International Feature Film
Fiction film with duration longer than 40 minutes

Documentary film: Including docufiction and docudrama. (Docufiction refers to a cinematographic combination of documentary and fiction, and a docudrama relates to the documentary that includes dramatized re-enactments of actual events.

- International Short Documentary
Documentary with a running time less than 24 minutes

- International Documentary Featurette
Documentary film with 24-40 minutes in running time

- International Documentary Feature
Documentary with a running time more than 40 minutes

- International Music Video
- Emerging International Director
- Emerging International Short Film
- Emerging International Feature Film
- Emerging International Documentary

International Script Awards:
(English language only, send your script in .pdf format)

- Best International Short Script
(5-60 Pages)

- Best International Feature Script
(> 60 Pages)

BEST GENRES AWARDS:
- Best Action film
- Best Adventure film/documentary
- Best Animation film/documentary
- Best Biography film/documentary
- Best Comedy film
- Best Crime film/documentary
- Best Drama film
- Best Faith-Based film/documentary
- Best Family film/documentary
- Best Fantasy film/documentary
- Best Film-Noir
- Best History film/documentary
- Best Horror film/documentary
- Best Music film/documentary
- Best Musical film/documentary
- Best Mystery film/documentary
- Best Romance film
- Best Sci-Fi film/documentary
- Best Sports film/documentary
- Best Thriller film/documentary
- Best War film/documentary
- Best Western film/documentary

BEST PERFORMANCE AWARDS:

BEST PERFORMANCE IN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM:
- Best actor
- Best actress
- Best supporting actor
- Best supporting actress
- Best couple performance
- Best ensemble cast
- Best newcomer performance
- Best child performance
- All in one performance in International Feature Film package

BEST PERFORMANCE IN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM:
- Best actor
- Best actress
- Best supporting actor
- Best supporting actress
- Best couple performance
- Best ensemble cast
- Best newcomer performance
- Best child performance
- All in one performance in International Short Film package

BEST PERFORMANCE IN EMERGING FEATURE FILM
- Best actor
- Best actress
- Best supporting actor
- Best supporting actress
- Best couple performance
- Best ensemble cast
- Best newcomer performance
- Best child performance
- All in one performance in Emerging Feature Film package

BEST PERFORMANCE IN EMERGING DOCUMENTARY
- Best actor
- Best actress
- Best supporting actor
- Best supporting actress
- Best couple performance
- Best ensemble cast
- Best newcomer performance
- Best child performance
- All in one performance in Emerging Documentary package

BEST PRODUCTION AWARDS:

BEST PRODUCTION IN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM:
- Best director
- Best cinematographer
- Best production designer
- Best costume designer
- Best sound
- Best music director
- Best editor
- Best screenplay
- All in one production in International Feature Film package


BEST PRODUCTION IN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM:
- Best director
- Best cinematographer
- Best production designer
- Best costume designer
- Best sound
- Best music director
- Best editor
- Best screenplay
- All in one production in International Short Film package

BEST PRODUCTION IN EMERGING FEATURE FILM:
- Best director
- Best cinematographer
- Best production design
- Best costume design
- Best sound
- Best music director
- Best editor
- Best screenplay
- All in one production in Emerging Feature Film package

BEST PRODUCTION IN EMERGING DOCUMENTARY FILM:
- Best director
- Best cinematographer
- Best production design
- Best costume design
- Best sound
- Best music director
- Best editor
- Best screenplay
- All in one production in Emerging Documentary Film package

BEST DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION:

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
- Best director
- Best cinematography
- Best editing
- Best sound
- Best music
- Best visual effects
- Best concept
- All in one in International Documentary Feature package

INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY
- Best director
- Best cinematography
- Best editing
- Best sound
- Best music
- Best visual effects
- Best concept
- All in one short in International Short Documentary package


 
 
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RULES & REGULATION

 

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your film/s or script or music video (work) to the International Screen Awards (the Festival), you agree to all Terms and Conditions below in full.

FILM SUBMITTED

Submitter/filmmakers guarantee that all submitted work is original, and all right, title, and interest (including copyright) therein and thereto is owned and/or controlled by the submitter/filmmaker to the full extent necessary to enable the Festival to use the Work as contemplated by these Rules.

Submitter/filmmakers guarantee that the Work submitted does not infringe upon the intellectual property or other statutory or common law rights of any third party.

Submitter/filmmakers represent and warrants that the Work does not contain any material that is libelous, defamatory, profane or obscene.

All submissions should be sent prepaid.

All submission fees are not refundable.

Due to the highly expensive courier cost, the Festival will not return your screening and exhibition copies.

When sending your film for screening through the post, the package should read “For cultural purposes only” and “No commercial value”. All payment for delivery must have been made in full, including any duty and taxes. Otherwise, the Festival reserves the right not to accept the package. It is also possible to make delivery in person or by courier.

When a work is accepted, filmmaker/submitter must provide us with your poster or film still, and a brief synopsis (for website purposes).

All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.

Only attending winning filmmakers at our Awards Ceremony will receive physical awards. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony, will only receive laurels.

The Festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.

The Festival has the right to work with any institution and partners festival for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.

Submission of an entry gives the festival or its appointed partner permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not be used for such purposes after the Festival.

We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.

During the Festival Events, the Festival Director may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.

The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

It is a must to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.

The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.

Submitter/filmmakers acknowledge that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.

Submitter/filmmakers agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.

All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the Festival shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to the Festival, submitter/filmmaker indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.


 
 
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CONTACT

 

You can reach us at: internationalscreenawards@gmail.com


 
 
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