Winners and Prizes
Winner: $500 Cash Prize + 1st Place Victory Laurel + Newsletter Publicity Announcement + Featured Film Review
Runner Ups: 2nd and 3rd Place Laurels + Publicity Announcement + Featured Film Review
Honorable Mentions: Honorary mention laurels (2 films) + Publicity Announcement + Featured Film Review
Official Selections: Up to 30 films will receive official selection laurels
All Entrants: Special film artist card + Incluvie decal
Winners and honorees determined by audience voting during the film festival December 6 - 12.
Judges will assess the films to ensure quality and adherence before granting awards.
Film Contest Details & Rules
Short film less than 20 minutes
Protagonist / lead must be an underrepresented minority in film
[person of color, woman, lgbtq+]
The film's overall message cannot be derogatory towards minorities
The film must fit within the theme of friendship
The applicant must own the rights to the submitted work (no plagiarism)
The applicant agrees to show their film publicly on YouTube
The applicant must agree to the waiver with more general rules
Early Bird Submission (October 25 - November 5) | $35
Regular Submission (November 6 - 20) | $40
Late Submission (November 21 - 25) | $50
Only accepting 150 submissions maximum
The goal of this event is to center people of color, women, and lgbtq at the forefront of stories.
Submit Your Short Film with Diversity!