Honoring the Best in Indie Film
Originally founded in 1980, the American Movie Awards arose to honor excellence in filmmaking, with winners such as Meryl Streep, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, and Steven Spielberg. The awards influenced a generation of ambitious filmmakers with dreams to one day stand on stage and be recognized for their filmmaking achievements before their industry colleagues and the entertainment media alike.
Under new direction and with a renewed spirit, the American Movie Awards has reemerged to celebrate the very best in independent filmmaking. Our annual black-tie awards gala is an elegant and important event aimed at recognizing independent filmmakers who are truly at the forefront of their craft as well as launching the careers of aspiring storytellers whose talent is of a caliber that demands accolade.
In addition to the awards, winners will receive prizes generously provided by our sponsors and partners.
The Call for Entries for the 2016 American Movie Awards is now open and underway. To submit a film or screenplay visit the Entries page.
- Black-Tie Awards Gala Awards are presented annually in front of a live audience at our elegant, black-tie awards gala.
- 27 Competition Categories Winning films and screenplays are chosn from among 27 distinct competition categories.
- Screenplay CompetitionOur annual screenplay contest honors the very best in film and television screenwriting.
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