Life of making a film? Blood, sweat, tears & fundraising!

The Audience Awards is here to help. Filmmakers from around the globe are invited to submit a pitch video of your film or web series and an industry jury + the global audience will select their favorites to award a share of $28,998 to four deserving film projects.

Whether you are in pre-production, production, post-production or distribution & outreach with your film, you are invited to submit your crowdfunding video, trailer or film pitch to one of the four categories in REELPITCH to compete for the total of $28,998 in cash and prizes. In addition to the prizes, the audience & jury selected winners will screen at our annual Audience Awards Festival in Los Angeles, March 2017. All of the filmmakers who are a part of our festivals gain invaluable exposure including press and social media engagement.

Anyone may submit to this contest, but videos will be judged for admittance into the contest before audience & jury voting opens. Preliminary judging will be based on the quality of content and adherence to the assignment. Videos will be judged on a score of 1-3. Videos that score a 1 will not be allowed to compete in the contest.

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 first place audience award & jury selection each will win 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 provides a stage for short films and engaging stories. Our platform is dedicated to celebrating the power of storytelling and building an audience for short films and filmmakers. Created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, we are here to help you grow your career and fund your film dreams.

10 Minutes or less

Aug 09, 2016 at 8:59am MDT (America/Denver)

Aug 09, 2016 at 9:00am MDT (America/Denver)

Aug 18, 2016 at 9:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


The 3 top most voted videos and the top 2 Jury selections from each category will move on the the final rounds to compete for $28,998 total in prizes.

Finals Round Prize breakdown:

Audience Awards 1st place: $10,000 + a Filmstro soundtrack license for movie up to $1M budget worth $1999

Audience Awards 2nd place: $2,500

Jury Awards 1st place: $10,000 + a Filmstro soundtrack license for movie up to $1M budget worth $1999

Jury Awards 2nd place: $2,500