Loading...

awards & categories

We are looking for the best feature-length movies and short films from around the world with ear-catching sound design and original scores. We also have a category and awards for original music scores including those not produced for a feature or short. We accept features over 40 minutes, short films under 40 minutes and scores of any length. Films and Scores can be produced at any time, from any country and we have no premiere policy (including online). Categories for feature-length movies and shorts are: Narrative Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Student. To submit visit Film Freeway.

Feature

Awards
Jury Award for Best Film

Awarded to the feature exhibiting excellence in the fields of direction, writing, performance, cinematography, technical execution and use of sound design and music.

Best Sound Design

Awarded to the feature exhibiting exceptional and innovative use of sound. Judges mark against several criteria, including creation and use of sound effects, ambience and dialogue.

Best Combined Use of Sound & Music

Awarded to the feature that exhibits an exceptional relationship between sound design, editing and score. Judges will consider the synergy between effects, atmosphere, music and the dynamic between audio and picture.

Best Sound Editing

Awarded to the feature that demonstrates exceptional craft in the field of sound editing. Judges mark against criteria including aesthetic, composition and impact.

Short

Awards
Jury Award for Best Film

Awarded to the short exhibiting excellence in the fields of direction, writing, performance, cinematography, technical execution and use of sound design and music.

Best Sound Design

Awarded to the best short exhibiting exceptional and innovative use of sound. Judges mark against several criteria, including creation and use of sound effects, ambience and dialogue.

Best Combined Use of Sound & Music

Awarded to the short which exhibits an exceptional relationship between sound design, editing and score. Judges will consider the synergy between effects, atmosphere, music and the dynamic between audio and picture.

Best Sound Editing

Awarded to the short which demonstrates exceptional craft in the field of sound editing. Judges mark against criteria including aesthetic, composition and impact.

Best Sound & Music in a Student Film

Awarded to the student film that exhibits an exceptional relationship between sound design, sound editing and score. Judges will mark based on criteria including synergy between effects, atmosphere and music and the dynamic between sound, music and picture.

Score

Awards
Best Short Film Score

Awarded to the short film with an exceptional and original music composition. Judges mark against several criteria, including arrangement, production quality, emotional significance, synergy to picture and originality.

Best Feature Film Score

Awarded to the feature with an exceptional and original music composition. Judges mark against several criteria, including arrangement, production quality, emotional significance, synergy to picture and originality.

Best Original Score not for a picture

Awarded to composers for music not created for or used in finished films, the chance to present their cues to the jury who will consider the arrangement, production quality, emotional significance and originality.