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WHAT YOU NEED TO ENTER

 

BASIC TERMS

Please read our Terms carefully. You will be required to accept these terms prior to entering work on the submission site. 

Fees are $45.00 from April 1 – April 30 and $65.00 from May 1 – June 14. Submissions close June 14, 2015.

IMPORTANT! Submissions must include full length films. Once you enter, your film is kept private, only for the judges to see. Password-protected films are OK. 

Should you become one of the top 5 nominees, the public will vote to choose a winner using materials you provide us. We recommend that nominated films be viewable via a public URL between June 20 and August 31, 2015; however, it is not required. For films in the festival circuit, you can provide a trailer, scene, other video clip or just imagery for the voting site. In other words, what we show publicly is up to you and what you feel best represents your work. Learn more about our process.

 

WORK ACCEPTED

  • Films created after Jan 2013.
  • 40 minutes maximum in length.
  • Scripted, documentary, live-action and animation/stop-motion accepted.
  • Films NOT produced by major production studios—our show is for independent creators. Cumulative project budget must be under $1 million.
  • We DO accept series created via promotional or sponsorship deals provided by partners such as apparel/youtube/etc.
  • Preferred genres: Pop/Geek Culture, Sci-fi, Fantasy, S.T.E.M., Comic Books, Superheroes, Horror, Supernatural, Zombies, Anime, Steampunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Science, Tech, Action/Adventure, Role-Playing, Gaming, Geek Art/Craft, Geek Fashion, Cosplay.

 

Required Submission Materials 

  • Direct URL to film – password-protected OK until June 20th 
  • Basic information about your film: title, creator(s), synopsis, runtime, date created, credits.
  • After you submit your entry, you’ll be emailed a link to post your work on The Geekie Awards website—this is an extra step! You’ll need an image representative of your project at this exact size: 650px wide x 366px tall or we cannot post your work. Click here to use a free online image resize tool.  

 

Judging Criteria 

Films will be judged on the following criteria: 

  • Quality of content: Script/story, creativity, coherence
  • Production excellence: Directing, cinematography, visual production, sound design/music, editing and overall use of effects (if applicable). Films do not require effects.
  • Overall impression: Did your film affect our judges or produce an emotional response? Is it evident that heart went into the creation of this work?

Note: We’ve had films with lower budgets do well when the stories and overall execution of the film impressed or touched the judges (comedy or drama).