INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE FROM THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS TALENT SCOUT

All of our nominees and award winners will be featured on our website and promoted to our network of thousands of industry pros and media contacts. See the overview of our contacts by the numbers below.

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All Nominees will be invited to attend the awards ceremony.

Winners in each category will receive a statuette at the ceremony.

The Talent Scout International Film Awards – a celebration of excellence in film, from blockbuster to independent.

Award Categories:

PROJECT AWARDS
Best Film
Best Documentary
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Foreign Language Feature Film
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Foreign Language Short Film
Best Original Score
Best Screenplay
Best Music Video
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Best Director
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Cinematographer
Best Film Editor
Best Visual Effects Artist
Best Production Designer
Best Costume Designer
KEY DATES

Midnight, GMT, December 31st, 2018 –Submissions close

January 15th, 2019 – Notification date

February 2019 – Awards ceremony (location tbc)

PROJECT SUBMISSION DEADLINES & FEES:

March 31st, 2018 – March Deadline: £40

April 30th, 2018 – April Deadline: £45

May 31st, 2018 – May Deadline: £50

June 30th, 2018 – June Deadline: £55

July 31st, 2018 – July Deadline: £60

August 31st, 2018 – August Deadline: £65

September 30th, 2018 – September Deadline: £70

October 31st, 2018 – October Deadline: £75

November 30th, 2018 – November Deadline: £80

December 31st, 2018 – Final Deadline: £85

How to Submit for Project Awards Consideration

Project Submission Categories:

BEST FILM – Only Live Action Feature films (over 60 minutes / English language) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a secure password protected link to your film for award consideration.

BEST DOCUMENTARY – Only Documentary Feature films (over 60 minutes) can be considered for this award. Foreign language films must be subtitled in English. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a secure password protected link to your film for award consideration.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – Only Animated Feature films (over 60 minutes) can be considered for this award. Foreign language films must be subtitled in English. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a secure password protected link to your film for award consideration.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE FILM – Only Live Action Feature films (over 60 minutes) in any language other than English can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a secure password protected link to your film for award consideration.

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) – Only Live Action Short films (under 60 minutes / English language) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a secure password protected link to your film for award consideration.

BEST SHORT FILM (DOCUMENTARY) – Only Documentary Short films (under 60 minutes) can be considered for this award. Foreign language films must be subtitled in English. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a secure password protected link to your film for award consideration.

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATION) – Only Animated Short films (under 60 minutes) can be considered for this award. Foreign language films must be subtitled in English. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a secure password protected link to your film for award consideration.

BEST SHORT FILM (FOREIGN LANGUAGE) – Only Live Action Short films (under 60 minutes) in any language other than English can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a secure password protected link to your film for award consideration.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Only composers of original scores to Feature Films, Short Films or Video Games, can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a link to your original score for award consideration.

BEST SCREENPLAY – Only writers of Original or Adapted Screenplays (features or shorts) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us to submit a pdf of your screenplay for award consideration.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO – Only Music Videos (under 60 minutes / any language) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with a link to your music video for award consideration.

CURRENT UNIVERSAL SUBMISSION FEE FOR EACH PROJECT AWARD CATEGORY:

£45 (inc. VAT where applicable)

Fee listed is per project submission for one single award category.

Foreign currencies are automatically converted by Paypal.

How to Submit for Individual Awards Consideration

The following are optional, additional individual award categories available for films (live action feature, short, and in some cases documentary) that have been submitted for project awards consideration (above)

Individual Submission Categories

BEST DIRECTOR – Only Directors of Live Action or Documentary Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

BEST ACTOR (in a Leading Role) – Only Leading Actors of Live Action Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

BEST ACTRESS (in a Leading Role) – Only Leading Actresses of Live Action Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Only Supporting Actors of Live Action Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Only Supporting Actresses of Live Action Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER – Only Cinematographers of Live Action or Documentary Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

BEST FILM EDITOR – Only Film Editors of Live Action or Documentary Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST – Only Visual Effects Artists of Live Action Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Only Production Designers of Live Action Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

BEST COSTUME DESIGNER – Only Costume Designers of Live Action Feature or Short films (any language) already submitted for ‘Best Film’ consideration (above) can be considered for this award. Pay your entrance fee using the submission button below then contact us with the name of your film for award consideration.

FIXED UNIVERSAL SUBMISSION FEE FOR EACH ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUAL AWARD CATEGORY:

£25 (inc. VAT where applicable)

Fee listed is per individual submission for one single award category.

Foreign currencies are automatically converted by Paypal.

RULES & ELIGIBILITY (click to open)

Projects may originate from any country and may already have distribution. Premiere status is not required.

Projects submitted for consideration must be completed before December 31st, 2018. For the ‘2018 Awards’ only, there is no ‘completed after’ date restriction.

All entries must be in English, or subtitled or dubbed in English.

Multiple entries from the same entrant are permitted.

We are only accepting Project and Individual Award Submissions via our website. We do not use any other platform.

Once payment has been made for consideration of a Project Award, entries should be made in the following manner:

For FILMS and MUSIC VIDEOS, once payment has been made, artists should use the contact form to send a link to an online password-protected screener along with the title of their project and any other links to biographical information of the project (i.e. film website, etc). We are unable to accept any other format, other than a secure online screener, including downloadable files or discs.

For SCORES composers should use the contact form to send links to their album via a online platform (e.g. soundcloud, or composer website, etc).

For SCREENPLAYS writers should use the contact form to send us a link to a pdf of the submitted screenplay.

Emails with links to online entries must be received within 48 hours of payment and before that month’s deadline date. Links and passwords must remain valid for the duration of the selection process. Any change in password must be immediately conveyed to the Awards Jury. The password protected link must be active at least through January 15, 2019.

So they can be evaluated for their own merit, Directors, Actors, Actresses, Cinematographers, Editors, Visual Effects Artists, Production Designers and Costume Designers must submit themselves for consideration separately and in addition to any ‘Best Film’ submissions in which their work appears.

Once payment has been made for any Individual Award consideration, individuals should use the contact form to inform us of their name; the name of the submitted film in which their work appears, and their role/title in the film.

Works in progress are accepted but we can only judge each submission for nomination consideration once, and it will usually be within two weeks of submission. We therefore encourage entrants to submit their final versions. Films that are not final cuts should be marked “Work in Progress” (“WIP”) or Rough Cut (“RC”) in their titles, and their description should indicate what work still needs to be completed.

All entries are final at the time of submission and all entry fees are non-refundable. Once we have received the required materials we will email you to confirm that we have received your submission and accepted it for consideration.

All entrants will be viewed privately and voted on by voting members. No films will be screened publicly. Announced Nomination and Award decisions are final. We are unable to give feedback to any entrant.

COPYRIGHT: By making an entry you accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to enter your film/project/person and warrant that you hold all the rights necessary to make such an entry. You shall also indemnify and hold harmless The Talent Scout International Film Awards, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, jury members, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of selection of your film/project/person for promotion or nomination/award.

SECURITY: Why we insist upon secure online screeners with password protection. Film piracy harms our industry and negatively impacts future film development. We are, therefore, committed to a strict security policy. For this reason we insist that all film submissions are made by password-protected online screeners. Sites such as Vimeo allow for password protection on basic, no-fee accounts. We have no affiliation with Vimeo – we just appreciate that you can create a free account and password protect your uploads. Our commitment to security in film development means we will not accept unprotected submissions via other mediums. We thank you in advance for your understanding and hope our policy encourages all filmmakers to take their film security seriously.

NOTIFICATION: Only projects and individuals selected (nominated) for an award will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by January 16th, 2019, then you or your project have not been selected (nominated) for an award.

NOMINEES: By January 25th, 2019, must provide the following: (i) notification to The Talent Scout International Film Awards that they will/will not be attending the awards ceremony, (ii) an electronic press kit with relevant project / biographical information on cast and crew, along with screenshots / artwork with permission granted from copyright holders to promote any nominated project or persons.

Attendance at the awards ceremony is not compulsory and nominees wishing to attend must do so at their own expense. No travel or accommodation is provided by The Talent Scout International Film Awards. The date and location of the awards ceremony will be confirmed before nominations are revealed. Nominees in each award category will be offered 2 free tickets only to the awards ceremony, for the named nominee, and one other person of their choosing.

Award winners who are unable to attend the ceremony will need to be responsible for packaging, postage and possible customs charges in order to receive their awards by post. The physical award may differ from the image shown on this website.

Jury members and other members of The Talent Scout International Film Awards are not eligible to submit their projects or themselves for awards consideration.

After the final deadline for submissions has passed, should it deem that no submission met the artistic standards deserving a particular award, the Awards Jury reserves the right not to give or present that award or nomination(s) in whichever relevant category.

We may modify our Rules and Eligibility criteria from time to time by updating this page. However, any modification we make will not disqualify projects already submitted under previous iterations. For eligibility, rules and regulations, or other questions specific to the awards, kindly contact us using the contact form provided.

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