A company built by filmmakers for filmmakers, we know where you’re coming from and we want to help you get where you’re going. We have a wealth of resources to help you fuel your career.
Filmmakers Advance Your Careers
No more entry fees
For as little as $14 a month or $140 a year, entry fees disappear. For a year, you can enter all the contests and challenges as you want for almost as much as you’d pay to enter one festival.
Access Filmmaking Resources and amazing ProPerks
Our Filmmaker Resources are filled with tutorials, seminars, mentorship opportunities and amazing discounts with Audience Awards partners like VideoMaker, Video Blocks and more.
We’re giving you control. Your films will be password protected so you can decide who sees them and who doesn’t. You can host online feedback parties or movie premieres and invite people around the world.
Audience Awards Filmmaker Toolkit
We collaborate with iconic brands, asking you to create authentic, high-quality content and connect with some of the biggest companies in the world, like GoDaddy, Hilton Worldwide and Kodak. They get fresh perspectives and you get the chance to win big. Last year our filmmakers took home over a million dollars in cash and prizes and made invaluable network connections.
Audience Awards hosts monthly creative festivals - from animated to live action shorts. Your short films now have a place to live and be seen AND might just get you to a premiere at AudFest, our yearly live festival in L.A.
We like to think of this as our family reunion. It’s the one time a year we get to meet face-to-face with the filmmakers we love and have invested in. The top three winners from each of our genre festivals screen and this year we gave away $150,000 in cash and prizes and had an amazing four days in North Hollywood.
Our Filmmaker Resources contain a wealth of tools to help you further your career. From online seminars with the industry’s most cutting-edge companies to opportunities for one-on-one mentorships and discounts on filmmaking equipment and services, this is the our newest and fastest growing tool.
A space for you to tell us about yourself and your team, to upload your films and give them a place to live and be seen. Connect to interviews, websites, IMDB pages and press. If you don’t have press to push, we’ve got you covered.
Our news source and blog, a place for you to gain exposure with filmmaker features, articles about winners and Audience Awards’ filmmakers success. Populated by relevant content, tech news and reviews and profiles of some of the industry’s elite, it’s another place to learn more about your craft from the people who’ve already walked the path.
Filmmaker Sarah Clift
I have learned so much and connected with so many people. I’m so excited as to where I can get this to take me with my work going forward!”
Women’s Film Challenge winner, La Madre Buena, The Good Mother
Filmmaker Kevin Brooks
This is a very unique and awesome experience. I really love how the voting is set up for audience and jury vote. You guys are really doing an incredible job with making it fair for the filmmakers.”
GoDaddy Small Business Stories Contest finalist, Cheapskates
Filmmaker Sara Fletcher
I keep telling all my filmmaker friends about your site and how it’s an awesome opportunity for creative people to take charge of their careers!”
Love Shorts Film Festival Best of Fest runner-up, The Girl in the Green Dress