Categories and Prizes

U.S. Submissions

 

All Filmmakers are encouraged to attend the SONscreen Film Festival and may submit entries into the listed categories (fee per submission category). Entries submitted for the U.S. competition must come from within the continental U.S.A., Canada, Bermuda, US Virgin Islands, and the Guam-Micronesian Islands (North American Division).

 International entires will eligible for entry into the professional category.

 

Categories for Competition/Awards:

 

  • Best Animated (Short) - $250 cash prize and award certificate
  • Best Documentary (Short) - $250 cash prize and award certificate
  • Best Dramatic (Short) - $250 cash prize and award certificate
  • Best High School - $250 cash prize and award certificate plus the Jonathan Dulan Collegiate Scholarship (participating schools vary each year)
  • Audience Choice Award - $250 cash prize and award certificate
  • Best in Festival - Grand prize includes the official SONNY award trophy and cash prize of $1,000 to the winning filmmaker.
  • Best Cinematography Award - $250 prize. Selected from the entries to the 2016 SONscreen Film Festival
  • Best Sound Design Award - $250 prize. Selected from the entries to the 2016 SONscreen Film Festival
  • Best Original Screenplay - $250 prize. Selected from the entries to the 2016 SONscreen Film Festival

 

 

All Winners will be announced and awarded at the Saturday evening Awards Ceremony. We encourage all filmmakers to be in attendance.