SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

Thank you for your consideration!

In the spirit of celebration, Skyphire Entertainment is proud to bring elements of film, sound, and creative arts together for this unique online competition.

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WE WANT YOU

Calling all Filmmakers, Actors, Designers, Editors, and MUCH MORE!

Bringing together several creative elements into one, this Festival is the most comprehensive ever attempted online, with dozens of categories for you to submit for.

Have a film, demo reel, sound reel, graphic designs, and more? THIS FESTIVAL IS FOR YOU! Plus, everyone who fully completes a submission form (see below) will be accepted!

Want to submit more than one entry? Feel free! See all of the many categories you can submit for right here.

Submissions will be accepted now through June 30th.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Submitted films, stage plays, soundtracks, sound design, film posters, and artwork must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2015 (you will be asked to provide IMDb link or method of proof)

  • Actor monologues, cinematographer, photographer, or director reels, and Social Media submissions must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2018 (you will be asked to provide proof)

  • Submissions may include entries that have already premiered and are available for public viewing (online or otherwise)

  • All entries must be in English (films may be dubbed in English)

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HOW THIS WORKS

Submitting, Judging, and More

All entries that are submitted correctly and paid for will be granted an "Official Selection" designation.

Once you have submitted, we will begin working on your individual webpage. Click here to see a template of what your webpage can look like! We will notify you once it is live on this website.

 

If you have selected the FEATURED submission package, we will also place a still image of your entry in a featured position right here on the Festival homepage!

Starting later in June, we will also invite you to join an exclusive Facebook group only for official selections. We aim to use this group to promote this new community and engage in discussions to further all of our aims and knowledge in creative endeavors.

After the final submission period has ended, a panel of judges will set about judging all entries received. This process should take no longer than a month. During the judging process, we will begin Facebook Ad marketing for those who selected the BOOSTED or FEATURED packages.

On or about July 30th, we will announce the Finalists for each category. Another round of judging will commence, including a Fan Vote (which will constitute a portion of our decision) on the Skyphire Entertainment Facebook page.

On or about August 15th, we will announce all winners. One final round of judging will begin for Grand Prize and Runner-Up consideration among all category winners.

 

ADVERTISE IN OUR FESTIVAL

Home Page Ads

Ads on every entrant's page

and much more!

Starting at just $99!

 
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PRIZES & AWARDS

Compete and Earn Great Awards

ALL CORRECTLY SUBMITTED ENTRIES:

-- "Official Selection" title and Garland (to use as you see fit)

ALL CATEGORY FINALISTS:

-- "Finalist" title and Garland

-- Certificate of Finalist status

ALL CATEGORY WINNERS:

-- "Winner" title and Garland

-- 5x7 Winner Plaque (to be mailed no longer than 30 days after winners announcement)

-- Certificate of Winner status

GRAND PRIZE (1 winner)

-- Cash Prize (to be announced after submission deadline)

-- "Grand Prize" title and Garland

-- Acrylic trophy (mailed within 30 days of Grand Prize announcement)

-- Certificate of Grand Prize status

RUNNER-UP (among Category winners)

-- Cash Prize (to be announced after submission deadline)

-- "Runner-Up" title and Garland

-- Acrylic trophy (mailed within 30 days of Grand Prize announcement)

-- Certificate of Runner-Up status

CATEGORY DETAILS

Explaining The Criteria

FILM CATEGORIES and Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Suspense/Thriller subcategories

All applicable submissions from the United States are submitted into one of five genres. You will select the genre of your entry on your submission form, if applicable. Each genre in each category will have its own finalists and winner.

International submissions (short films, mini-features, and features) are not divided into genres.

Film categories include: Short Films (20 mins or less), Mini-Features (21-60 mins), Features (61 mins or more), Documentaries (120 mins or less), Episodic Series (1-2 eps; 60 mins or less per Ep), Sizzle Reels (3 to 5 mins), Trailers (1:30 to 3 mins), Teasers (1:30 or less), International Short Films (60 mins or less), International Features (61 or more).

Actor Monologues

Actors in each age category may submit a recorded monologue of at least two (2) minutes but no longer than five (5) minutes using any source material they so desire. At the beginning of your monologue, you must state where the material is derived from (which film, TV show, original work, etc.). On your submission form, there will be a link for your monologue - your recorded video can be hosted publicly or privately (please do not submit Facebook links).

Our judging criteria will be based on relatability, knowledge of the material, originality, expressed talent, and range. You can record a new monologue for entry or submit a link to an older one (remember, it must have been completed on or after January 1st, 2018).

Actor monologue categories are based on age: 10 and under, 11 to 17, 18 to 26, 27 to 40, 41 to 60, and 61+. You will be able to select the appropriate category on the submission form.

 Director, Actor, and Performer Awards 

We will select the best Director, Lead Performer, Supporting Performer, and the "Most Memorable" Featured Performer from among each of the short films, mini-features, and features submitted; one from each category. This means there will be 28 of these awards alone up for grabs. Submit your entries today!

 Other Submission Categories 

This Festival is designed to include creative works from a wide variety of sources and is not limited solely to the film world. See below for a description of the other categories you can submit for:

Recorded Stage Play (any length): Any stage play or theater performance, so long as it was recorded on video.

Director Reel: A highlight reel of a film director's work. Any reel between two (2) and five (5) minutes in length will be considered.

Cinematography Reel: A highlight reel of a film cinematographer or Director of Photography's work. Any reel between two (2) and five (5) minutes in length will be considered. You MUST include signed permission from the owner of the footage on your submission form to be considered.

Photography Reel: A highlight reel of a photographer's work from any genre or field. Any reel between two (2) and five (5) minutes in length will be considered.

Sound Design: A highlight reel of a film's Sound Editor or on-set film Sound Designer's work. Any reel between two (2) and five (5) minutes in length will be considered. You MUST include signed permission from the owner of the footage on your submission form to be considered.

Composed Soundtrack: Submission can be a highlight reel, a 'cut' of a film composer's work, OR a soundtrack from a completed film. The highlight reel or 'cut' of a composer's work must be between two (2) and five (5) minutes in length to be considered. A soundtrack from a completed film must be at least two (2) minutes but no more than ten (10) minutes in length to be considered.

Designed Film Poster: Poster can be from any genre or type of film, series, documentary, or international film. Size must be at least 1600x2500 pixels (roughly 11x17 at 150 resolution). You MUST include signed permission from the owner of the project on your submission form to be considered.

Emerging Artwork: A portfolio of at least three (3) original works of art but no more than ten (10). The portfolio must be digitized and submitted with your entry. Any art category is acceptable.

Engaging Social Media: Facebook or Instagram pages with at least 500 followers may submit. Engagement stats/insights must be included (screenshots) with your submission. Must show growth of your page, increasing or retaining engagement on your posts, and organic reach.

All entries, no matter what the category, are eligible for the Grand Prize and Runner-Up awards.

 

DISCLAIMER and NOTICES

By submitting an entry to this Festival, you are confirming your legal authority to do so. Successful entry constitutes your approval to the use of any materials submitted - including but not limited to, images, content, and the like - by the Festival for promotional purposes.

If you submit an incomplete paid entry, we will contact you if needed for required changes or additions. Failure to respond to our contact within seven (7) days will constitute a forfeit of your entry fee.

Refund requests are only permissible within 24 hours of your entry and will only be granted in special circumstances (to be determined by the host of the Festival).

Timeframes stated on this page are estimates and delays may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Please note that we will do our very best to adhere to all posted dates and timeframes; however, present conditions being what they are, we ask for your patience should any delays occur.

Festival is operated by Skyphire Entertainment. You can reach us by email at SkywardPrime@gmail.com.

The full Festival Terms and Conditions can be found here.

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PRICING OPTIONS

More bang for your buck and options for all budgets

BASIC

$25

plus tax

BASIC Package Includes:

"Official Selection" garland and entry into prize consideration for your designated category

Fully-designed webpage including your submission media, photos, posters, bio, links, and more

BOOSTED

$55

plus tax

BOOSTED Package Includes:

$25 Credit towards DIRECT FACEBOOK MARKETING*

Screening Feedback & Notes

"Official Selection" garland and entry into prize consideration for your designated category

Fully-designed webpage including your submission media, photos, posters, bio, links, and more

FEATURED

$99

plus tax

FEATURED Package Includes:

Guaranteed to appear in a featured position on the Home Page

$35 Credit towards DIRECT FACEBOOK MARKETING*

Screening Feedback & Notes

"Official Selection" garland and entry into prize consideration for your designated category

Fully-designed webpage including your submission media, photos, posters, bio, links, and more

*= We will run a Facebook Ad directly to your Festival webpage using highly targeted audiences to bring viewers more likely to engage with your content.

**= Your entry will be permanently featured on the Festival home page.

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