Frequently Asked Questions

The Entry ProcessBack To Top

CAN I WITHDRAW MY ENTRY? WILL I GET A REFUND?
You may withdraw your entry anytime within FilmFreeway. However, you will not receive a refund as entries are reviewed at any point following submission.

HOW CAN I BE SURE YOU HAVE RECEIVED MY ENTRY?
You will receive a confirmation page along with an email noting your FilmFreeway Tracking Number and acknowledging receipt of your entry.

HOW CAN I CHANGE INFORMATION ON MY ENTRY?
You can change or update your contact information within FilmFreeway. You may also update your film or screenplay so long as your entry has not yet been reviewed by our judges.

DO YOU HAVE TO BE BASED IN THE UNITED STATES TO PARTICIPATE?
No, the competition is open to entrants from anywhere in the world. The American Movie Award is a global award.

DOES THE ENTRY NEED TO BE IN ENGLISH?
All foreign entries that depend on language must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Entrants retain all of their rights, title and interest in their works and intellectual property

WHO HAS THE RIGHTS TO MY WORK?
Entrants retain ALL of their rights, title and interest in their works and intellectual property. Entering the contest in no way transfers any of your rights to your work.

CategoriesBack To Top

WHICH CATEGORY SHOULD I ENTER?
The American Movie Awards has a wide variety of categories from which to choose. We designed and added categories to allow participants to choose an entry category that best fits their entry or work. There can be overlap in some of the categories and it is up to the entrant to choose which is most appropriate for their particular entry. An entry may also be entered to multiple categories. If work is entered in multiple categories, it may win multiple times. The American Movie Awards reserves the right to move entries to other categories if it is clearly appropriate to do so.

CAN I ENTER MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?
Yes, entrants may enter multiple categories as multiple categories allow for our judges to evaluate your entry based on the parameters of each appropriate category, thus increasing chances of winning.

JudgingBack To Top

HOW DO YOU PICK THE JUDGES FOR YOUR COMPETITIONS?
The Associate Members of the Official Jury are former and current film and entertainment industry professionals and film experts with experience in the business, creative, and technical facets of independent filmmaking. The Executive Members of the Official Jury include current industry professionals including directors, actors, screenwriters, executives, public relations experts, and other industry professionals.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW THE ENTRIES ARE JUDGED?
Please visit the Judging Process and Judging Criteria pages on our website more more information on these topics.

Winnning An AwardBack To Top

HOW MANY ENTRANTS WIN AMERICAN MOVIE AWARDS?
For each of the 25+ categories, the Official Jury will select one (1) Grand Prize Winner, one (1) Silver Prize Winner, and one (1) Bronze Prize Winner, which will all win the coveted American Movie Award. Next, the Official Jury will select five (5) Nominees, representing the five next best entrants in the category. Finally, in addition to the Winners and Nominees, the Awards recognizes five (5) Official Finalists. We reserve the right to honor less than five Nominees or Official Finalists in any category should the quality of work not meet standards set by the judging criteria.

WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN AN AMERICAN MOVIE AWARD OR IF MY ENTRY IS CHOSEN AS A NOMINEE OR OFFICIAL FINALIST?
The American Movie Awards provides its Grand Jury Prize Winner with the beautifully designed American Movie Award Crystal Statuette along the respective category's prize package. All Winners, Nominees and Official Official Finalists receive our custom designed Award Certificate and the official Winners Icon to be used on the Winners' websites and promotional materials along with the prize package for their respective category, if applicable. All Winners, Nominees and Official Finalists are also eligible to purchase the American Movie Award Crystal Statuette. All Winners, Nominees and Official Finalists will be included on the American Movie Awards Winners' section of the American Movie Awards website.

Also, Winners, Nominees, and Official Finalists are included in our annual promotional materials announcing the results to the entertainment industry and worldwide media.  Inclusion in these promotional materials can yield many thousands of media impressions. American Movie Award Winners, Nominees, and Official Finalists have a valuable opportunity to promote their work and career through our international and highly visible awards platform.

CAN I BUY DUPLICATE OR ADDITIONAL CRYSTAL STATUETTES OR AWARD CERTIFICATES FOR MEMBERS OF MY TEAM, CLIENTS AND OTHERS IF I WIN?
Yes, all Winners, Nominees, and Official Finalists are elegible to purchase additional Crystal Statuettes and/or Award Certificates.

MiscellaneousBack To Top

HOW CAN I SPONSOR THE AMERICAN MOVIE AWARDS?
If you are interested in becoming an official sponsor of the American Movie Awards, contact our Business Development department via email at admin@americanmovieawards.com.

CAN I BUY THE LIST OF ENTRANTS OR WINNERS?
No. We do not rent or sell our entrant or winner lists or any personal information relating to our entrants.

WHAT IS THE NEWSLETTER?
The newsletter of the American Movie Awards is sent monthly via email and contains information on the American Movie Awards, updates, annoucements, discounts, and exciting news. Subscribe by entering your email in the widget found at the bottom left of this website.  You may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions in the footer of each newsletter. We will never share your email address.

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