SPOTLIGHT

DOCUMENTARY

FILM AWARDS

2017 Documentary Film Submissions

Three Unique Film Competitions from The Spotlight Film Awards:

ENTRY DEADLINES AND FEES:


Pre-​Early Bird Deadline  :  August 31, 2017

Shorts : $20

Features: $25


Early Bird Deadline  :  September 30, 2017
Shorts : $25
Features: $30


Regular Deadline  :  October 31, 2017

Shorts : $30
Features: $35


Extended Deadline  :  November 15, 2017

Shorts : $35
Features: $40


Final Deadline  :  November 30, 2017

Shorts : $40
Features: $50


ENTRY GUIDELINES

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


AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our next awards will be announced in June, followed by our second-round of awards announced in December.

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.  

Email us with questions.