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Film Craft

Entries in this medium include technique and craft/skills used in the execution of Film content.

See previous award winners in this medium here.



  • Animation – Entries in this category include the technique of manipulating images, figures, and/or text frame by frame. This includes, but is not limited to, stop motion, motion graphics, 2D animation, 3D animation, etc.
  • Cinematography – Entries in this category are for the art, process, or job of filming motion-picture photography.
  • Copywriting – Entries in this category are for the writing of copy.
  • Direction – Entries in this category are for the completed vision of the director and the work’s ability to exhibit creativity and innovation.
  • Editing – Entries in this category are for the use of art, technique, and practice of assembling shots into a coherent sequence.
  • Music – Entries in this category may include an original composition, a licensed recording, or an adapted/altered version of an existing recording.
  • Sound Design – Entries in this category are for the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating, or generating audio elements included in video or motion graphics. It may include music as part of the sound design.
  • Visual Effects – Entries in this category are for the processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot.
  • Other – Entries in this category are for work that is not defined by any of the available categories.


Entry Fees

April 23 - June 7: $450

June 8 - July 19: $575

July 20- September 6: $650

Please note that prices increase based on the deadline period.  See the Entry Fees section for details.


This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.


Required Media

  • Cover Image (1)
  • Execution Video (1)

Optional Media

  • Caseboard (1)
  • Execution Image (1)
  • PDF (1)

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements section.

For judging purposes, please submit your entry in English.  Non-English entries must be dubbed in English.  In addition, you must also provide an English translation in the “English-Language Translation” box on the entry form.