SPECIAL PROMOTION – CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!
Accolade staff and judges are offering a special promotion to help you out financially and to generate publicity for your project.
BONUS – *** ENTRY DISCOUNT ***
For this next season of Accolade we are offering a 25% discount on your submission! Whether you enter through this website or our partners at FilmFreeway!
BONUS – *** TWO FREE ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES***
This season we are also offering TWO free additional categories for your entry for the judges to evaluate. Use this as an opportunity to highlight different aspects of your project…like direction, cinematography, etc. (Combined with the entry fee discount – it’s a $55 value!) See a list of categories below.
Accolade Film Competition is an officially recognized competition through IMDb – the world’s largest and most prestigious internet database.
In celebration of our 20th anniversary – we are having a seasonal “Special Focus Tribute”. This season will be Women Filmmakers – highlighting the TOP 10 of the competition! ***
The TOP TEN scoring entries with a “Women Filmmaker” category will receive:
- Custom Laurels: A custom “Women Filmmaker” laurel for all of your promotional material (with your level of award)
- Social Media Graphic – A beautiful custom graphic for Social Media posting containing your entry, your name, the TOP TEN Women Filmmakers” label, your entry poster and a screenshot of your entry
- Custom certificate – with your entry and TOP TEN Women Filmmakers label
- Accolade Posting – Accolade will post a “TOP TEN WOMEN FILMMAKER” graphic with a screenshot of your entry and the film name. Will post to Insta, FB, X
- Newsletter Inclusion – The TOP TEN Women Filmmakers will be included in the press release and posted on FilmFestivals.com – a wonderful partner with a readership of 100,000
- Press Release Template – Accolade will provide you a “Fill-in-the-Blanks” press release template that you can use to send to publications that will have benefit for you. Tips for sending are also included.
GENERATE PRESS – IT REALLY HELPS BOOST CREDIBILITY & STATUS
If your film wins an award – you can use that award to generate press. Getting articles about you / your film / your cast & crew – goes a long way to boosting the status of your film and your career as a filmmaker. Accolade helps winners by providing them with a “fill-in-the-blanks” Press Release and a long list of tips to get your story published. We have done all the heavy lifting in creating it – you just need to get it out there! When your website is full of links to articles written about you – you can be SURE that will provide a boost to your film and career!
NO DATE RESTRICTIONS
If you have a project that you have created ANY TIME – you can enter it now for an opportunity to receive additional accolades – perhaps in different categories (for example to help boost the profiles of your cast and crew, add your score, women filmmakers, African-American, etc.)
WINNERS LAURELS = INSTANT CREDIBILITY
SOCIAL MEDIA – Postings on Facebook, Instagram and X -direct viewers to the website to see full list of winners. Custom graphics available for Special Mention winners!
NEWSLETTER – winners list sent to database of 100,000 people through FilmFestivals.com
CUSTOM CERTIFICATE / CUSTOM LAURELS – available upon request with your specific film and name
Accolade and its sister festivals have been leaders in the industry for almost 20 years. We do not “give” out awards – only films that score high enough qualify for one of Accolade award levels!!! So if you win an award through Accolade – you can be sure it will carry a high degree of prestige for you.
- Attracting everyone from Oscar-winners to fresh new talent.
- One of the originals – and one of the best.
- Honest judging, no politics, level playing field for all filmmakers.
If you are new to Accolade – Find out more here:
Enter through Accolade Website or our partner FilmFreeway:
Arts / Cultural / Performance / Plays
Children / Family Programming
College / University / Government
Comedy Program / Series
Commercial / Infomercial
Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Corporate / Employee Communication
Creativity / Originality
Documentary Program / Series
Drama Program / Series
Educational / Instructional / Training
Entertainment / Drama / Dance / Variety
Fitness / Nutrition
Health / Medicine / Science
History / Biographical
Humor / Humorist
Industrial / Technical / Business
Interview / Talk Show
Latin / Hispanic
Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Mobile / Cell Phone Media
Narration / Voice-Over Talent
Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Nature / Environment / Wildlife
News / Weather
Nonprofit / Fundraising
Pilot Program / Series
Podcasts / Webcasts / Webinars
Public Service Programming / PSA
Religion / Ethics
Remixes / Mashups
Sales / Branding / Product Demonstration
Script / Writer
Sound Editing / Sound Mixing
Sound: Overall Impact
Special Effects: Animation
Special Effects: Non-Animation
Special Purpose Productions
Television – Live Events
Television – Pilot Program
Television – Program / Series
Title / Credit Design
Tourism / Travel
Use of Film / Video for Social Change
Use of Film / Video in Social Networking
Use of Film / Video to Enhance Website
Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery
Viewer Impact: Entertainment Value
Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational
Web / Internet Programming
Web Tube Length Video
Web Video Blogging/Vlog
Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger (if you qualify for this category – this is the best category to enter)