The Mission of the North Carolina Film Awards is to strengthen the independent film, television and video industry. The NCFA shall identify and recognize an array of talented filmmakers and their movies from across the state, region, nation and the world. Features and shorts, are welcome at the North Carolina Film Awards, bringing in the widest array of artists from different disciplines.
The North Carolina Film Awards draws motion pictures and talent from around the world to North Carolina, one of the top movie and television producers in the United States. Our awards will identify the top achievers in their category. Every producer and director hopes to create an award winning movie. To a worthy cadre of independent industry craftsman, It is our honor to bring these hopes to fruition.
AWARDS AND PRICES
There are three recognition tiers per category. The three recognition tiers are:
Founder’s Award – Our most prestigious award
Director’s Award – Our award for superior effort
President’s Award – Our award of distinction
The categories are: Short: Action/Adventure – Short: Animation – Short: Comedy Short: Drama – Short: Horror/Science Fiction – Short: Faith Based Feature: Action/Adventure – Feature: Animation – Feature: Comedy Feature: Drama – Feature: Horror/Science Fiction – Feature: Faith Based
HISTORY OF NCFA
The North Carolina Film Festival started in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1974. By 1979, a departure of the founding members created an opportunity for the Festival to run under the auspicious of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh until 1986. In 1995 through 1997, the North Carolina Film and Video Festival was its successor. In 2010, The North Carolina Film Awards revives the efforts of the original North Carolina Film Festival. The North Carolina Film Awards focuses on the honor of recognizing quality work by industry winners in filmmaking with an online international festival instead of a venue event.
RULES AND TERMS
To be eligible for consideration: (1) Entrants must comply with the Entry Rules & Regulations, including deadline(s) and selected material requirements. (2) Films must be in their complete form, no works-in-progress accepted. (3) Non-English language works must either have English subtitles or be accompanied by dialogue lists in both English and the original language.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS All entries must use Filmfreeway.com to submit.
SHORT FILMS VS. FEATURE FILMS
– 45 minutes or less running length is considered a SHORT – more than 46 minutes up to 120 minutes is considered a FEATURE
CATEGORIES FOR SUBMISSION Categories & Tiers
There are three recognition tiers per category.
The three recognition tiers are: Founder’s Award – Our most prestigious award Director’s Award – Our award for superior effort President’s Award – Our award of distinction
The categories are: Short: Action/Adventure Short: Animation Short: Comedy Short: Drama Short: Horror/Science Fiction Short: Faith Based
Feature: Action/Adventure Feature: Animation Feature: Comedy Feature: Drama Feature: Horror/Science Fiction Feature: Faith Based
Each film invited to be part of the Festival will receive a Certificate of Participation.
MULTIPLE ENTRIES Each entered work must be accompanied by its own entry form and a separate online link. Each entry must have a separate PayPal entry fee.
A panel of industry experts will screen for accepted works in each category.
NOTIFICATION OF STATUS Applicants are responsible for ensuring their entry link and password plays correctly. If it does not play when viewed by the Judges, you will be notified of the play problem via email once only.
Applicants will be notified of their status via email one month after last day for submission. Please update the festival with any changes in contact information to be sure notification is received in a timely manner.
The North Carolina Film Awards will not be held responsible for any legal issues that might arise from the inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the film to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question such as music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright.