Just in time for the election! Filmmakers, do you have a social/political film that takes a stand? Makes a difference in this crazy, beautiful world? TheAudienceAwards.com is currently accepting short film entries into our Social/Political Short Film Festival.

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit to the Audience Awards 2016 Social/Political Film Festival that runs from November 1 - 8, 2016. Films will be judged for admittance into the festival before audience & jury voting opens. Preliminary judging will be based on quality of content. The top audience & jury selected films will screen at our annual Audience Awards Festival in Los Angeles, March 2017. The first place audience choice wins $300 and the jury choice wins $150 in Audience Awards site credit plus a FilmStro Music Licensing package valued at $1999.

ABOUT THE FILMSTRO PRIZE: FilmStro offers the world's first soundtrack creation studio. Score your film and make a masterpiece! In addition to the prize money for your film, the jury choice film wins a Filmstro soundtrack license worth $1999 for movies with a $1M budget or less. Winners will receive an email with license details.

The Audience Awards is committed to providing a stage for short films. Our platform is dedicated to celebrating the power of storytelling and building an audience for short films. Created by filmmakers and for filmmakers, we are here to help you grow your career and fund your film dreams. All filmmakers who are a part of our festivals gain invaluable exposure including press and social media engagement.

Submission Deadline
  • Early 7/14/2016
  • Normal 10/31/2016
  • Late 10/21/2016
  • Extended 10/31/2016