WE UNDERSTAND AND WANT TO HELP!
The Accolade Family understands the unusual times we are living through – and we want to do something to help our Accolade Filmmaking Community. We are all in this together!
Accolade staff and judges are offering a special promotion to help you out financially and to generate publicity for your project.
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! (Deadline August 14, 2020)
BONUS – ONE FREE ADDITIONAL CATEGORY
This season we are also offering ONE free additional category 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.
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
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)