FILM PRIZE PARTICIPANTS
It’s a lot of hard work to make a short film, and the competition is tough. Even films that don’t make it into the Top 10 Selection benefit from having been a part of the contest. Congratulations, you made a movie! A finished film is nothing to scoff at. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of the Film Prize: Memphis family. The sense of community, the contacts you build, and the experience you gain through making your film are all invaluable parts of participating.
Film Prize Festival Entry + $250
Films that make it into the Top 10 selection will be screened at the Film Prize: Memphis Festival Weekend and have a chance at the grand prize! If you’re from out of town, you’ll given accommodations and treated like a VIP all weekend. Because audience members must see all 10 films to vote, your work is guaranteed to be seen by live audiences of hundreds of movie fans. In addition, you receive $250 to do with as you please, just for making it into the festival. This prize, given to you the week after being announced as part of the Top 10 on Thursday, June 29, 2016, can be used to finish your post production, promote your film, get tickets for all your friends, go eat pancakes, or whatever you want.
Top 10 Benefits + $10,000 Cash + Entry into Louisiana Film Prize
This is THE Film Prize in Memphis. The big kahuna. One film. The top winner as voted on by the audience and our panel of judges, will walk away with $10,000 in cold, hard cash. It’s yours to spend any way you want. Maybe now you can pay off your parents for that camera… Be nice to your parents. And don’t forget your film crew. They at least deserve some pancakes.
But wait, that’s not all! The top film in Memphis will also be automatically entered into the Louisiana Film Prize Competition where the winner will compete for an ADDITIONAL $50,000 cash, and a host of other cool prizes. Game on.