See the 2019 Award-Winning Films

ENTRY DEADLINES AND FEES:


Click the FilmFreeway link for info on Deadlines and Fees.


ENTRY GUIDELINES

RUNNING TIME 
Documentary Shorts are 45 minutes and under. Documentary Features are over 46 minutes.


AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS
Awards are announced every year in June and December.

Platinum Award Winning Films are screened in competition for Best Documentary of the year in January at the Spotlight Film Awards


LANGUAGE
Entries in any language other than English or Spanish should be subtitled in either language.

FORMATS​
Entries can only be submitted via FilmFreeway with a secure link of an online copy through vimeo or other host. No hard-copies of films will be considered.  


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SPOTLIGHT

DOCUMENTARY

FILM AWARDS

2020 Documentary Film Submissions

Three Unique Film Competitions from The Spotlight Film Awards: