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Cinema Eye Honors 2023 Feature Film Submission Deadlines and Fees
REGULAR SUBMISSIONS - $300 (+$9 online processing fee). Submissions period ends Friday, August 19, 2022.
For 2022 Short Film Submissions, go
For rules and eligibility, go
Films may only submit once for the feature film awards. For example, if you submitted for the 2022 Honors because you were eligible via festival screenings, you cannot submit again this year even if you are eligible via theatrical release. Films that had a public screening prior to August 15, 2020 are not eligible, even if they had not previously submitted and meet the other eligibility requirements.
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To qualify for the 2021 Cinema Eye Honors you must meet
of the following three criteria.
A) Selected to screen at one of the following International Film Festivals, no matter whether those film festivals were able to occur as scheduled or were postponed or canceled:
Cinema du Reel
Doc Edge New Zealand
Docs Against Gravity
It's All True
MOMA Doc Fortnight
New Directors/New Films
Open City London
Rooftop Films Summer Series
Visions du Reel
B) Will your film have an Oscar Qualifying Run prior to the end of 2022?
C) Can you report at least $25,000 in North American theatrical box office receipts?
Accepted file types: pdf.
Please upload a PDF of your report.
Link to report
Examples of Eligible Films:
A film that has screened at SXSW and Full Frame is eligible.
A film that has screened at San Francisco and Traverse City is eligible.
A film that is set to screen at the New York Film Festival and has an Oscar-qualifying NY/LA opening confirmed prior to the end of 2021 is eligible.
A film that has reported more than $25,000 in North American theatrical box office, including Oscar-qualifying openings in NY and LA is eligible.
Directors are invited to vote during our nominations process to nominate this year's Outstanding Feature Honor and Audience Choice Prize. It's important for us to have direct emails for film directors in order to allow them to vote.)
Was there another director on this film?
Please only list the person(s) primarily responsible for overseeing and coordinating development, principal photography and post-production
(maximum of four producers unless you have received a waiver from Cinema Eye)
. Persons must have received a Producer or Produced by credit and have worked on the project in a day to day capacity in order to be eligible for this award. Executive Producers are not eligible.
Does your film have an original music score?
For purposes of this award, an original music score means that at least 51% of the music cues were written specifically for your film.
Person(s) Responsible for Sound Design
This award recognizes the work of the artists who create or contribute to the visual look of the film in art forms other than cinematography and/or editing. This award was previously known as the award for Graphic Design or Animation, but is being expanded to include work in title design and art direction. While we know that large teams of designers and animators often contribute to the design of a film, nominations in this category are limited to three persons per film and should go to those with the most creative responsibility for the work.
Person(s) Responsible for Visual Design
Is this film a Debut?
A debut film means that no one credited as director has previously made a film (fiction or nonfiction) longer than 50 minutes in length.
And finally, please supply a password-protected online link for our Nominations Committee. Links and passwords must be active from the time you submit your film until the end of November 2021.
Link to Online Screener for Nominations Committee Members
Please make sure that this link is active and password is valid through October 31, 2022.
Password to View Film
Feature Film Submission Fee
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