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• Comedy
• Documentary
• Drama
• Fan Films
• Horror
• Mystery/Thriller
• Musicals
• Science Fiction/Fantasy
• Student
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• Western
• Made in Georgia
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barMission Statement

Our goal is to recognize filmmakers whose short films demonstrate their ability to produce well-crafted motion pictures.



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In Recognition of Quality Filmcraft

The Awards

Every award winner will receive a free PDF of their Award Certificate.

There are two levels of awards:

1. Scoring Awards are PDF Certificates which are included with the filmmaker's scoresheet and judges comments on the scoring notification day. These are non-competitive and are based on the scores of three judges who screen and score each film, as well as cast and crew individual achievements. Films must receive a minimum averaged score of 70 to receive an award and individuals must receive a minimum averaged score of 7. You will not receive laurels with these awards and are not authorized to use our laurels unless we have sent them to you.

2. Festival Awards are competitive and are based on the judges scores. The top 3 award-winning films of each genre are then nominated as the best of that genre. This means your film must score at least 70 out of 100 points to be nominated. For example, in the Drama genre, the highest scoring film wins Best Drama of that season, the second highest wins Best Drama Award of Excellence, and the third the Best Drama Award of Merit. Every film screened at the festival will receive and is authorized to use our laurels as provided, without modification.

3. Laurels will ONLY be granted to those films which are actully screened at each festival. Even then, you must use the laurels as supplied without making your own modifications. You may only use laurels if we have supplied them to you, however, you may post your scoring award certificates freely.

All festival awards are given out at the Awards Presentation at the end of the screenings. This is a black-tie optional event with a host who will show shorts clips from each nominee, then open the envelope and announce the winners. Each winner present can come to the podium to receive their award and the entire event is videoed and available on our website the following week.

We also give Best Of Show trophies for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, Actress, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound Design and Music.

Check out our Awards Store by clicking on the certificate below.

Award Winners have the option of purchasing an Award Certificate printed on 8.5" x 11" cardstock fo $20, a wall plaque for $50 or a trophy for $100, plus shipping. These pictures are for illustration purposes only and the actual plaque and trophy may change without notice.