Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for the American Movie Awards is now open. We accept both domestic and international submissions. Click the button below to submit using FilmFreeway. The American Movie Awards Winners, Nominees, and Official Finalists will be announced on April 21, 2019.

Entry Deadlines and Fees

Early Entry Deadline July 31, 2018 $30
Regular Entry Deadline November 30, 2018 $40
Late Entry Deadline January 31, 2019 $50
Final Entry Deadline March 31, 2019 $65

Sumission Methods / Formats

The American Movie Awards proudly accepts entries via, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Acceptable video formats for upload include: .MOV, .WMV, .FLV, .AVI, .MPG, .MPEG, .MP4. The maximum file size for upload is 10GB.

Acceptable screenplay formats for upload include: .PDF, Word, Final Draft, Movie Magic, and Text.

Film Competition Categories

  • Narrative Feature
  • Narrative Short (under 45 minutes)
  • Documentary Feature
  • Documentary Short (under 45 minutes)
  • Animated Film
  • Foreign Film
  • Student Film
  • Experimental Film
  • Film Directing
  • First-Time Director
  • Music Video
  • Television Pilot
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Production Design / Art Direction
  • Produced Screenplay
  • Trailer

Screenplay Competition Categories

  • Feature Screenplay
  • Short Screenplay (under 75 pages)
  • Original Television Pilot
  • Spec Television Script
  • First-Time Screenwriter
  • Stage Play

Acting / Performance Competition Categories

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress

Category Definitions

If you are unsure of which category or categories to select for your entry, consult the complete category definitions on our Categories page.

Entry To Multiple Categories

You may also choose to enter into more than one category. If work is entered in multiple categories, it may win multiple times. Please visit our Categories page for complete information on all the competition categories.

How To Enter

To get started, simply click on the below button to submit your work using FilmFreeway.


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