WE UNDERSTAND AND WANT TO HELP!
The Impact DOCS Awards Family understands the unusual times we are living through – and we want to do something to help our Doc Filmmaking Community. We are all in this together! Whether you have produced a hard-hitting doc or much needed entertainment – we want to help.
Impact staff and judges are offering a special promotion to help you financially and generate publicity for your short films.
For this next season of Impact DOCS we are offering a 25% discount on your submission! Whether you enter through this website or our partners at FilmFreeway! (Deadline: December 31, 2020)
BONUS – ONE FREE ADDITIONAL CATEGORY
This season we are offering one free additional category for the judges to evaluate. Use this as an opportunity to highlight different aspects of your doc. (Combined with the entry fee discount – its a $55 value!) See a list of categories below.
Impact DOCS Awards is an officially recognized competition through IMDb – the world’s largest and most prestigious internet database.
GENERATE PRESS – IT REALLY HELPS BOOST CREDIBILITY & STATUS
If your film wins an award – you can use that award to generate press. Getting articles about you / your doc/ your cast & crew – goes a long way to boosting the status of your film and your career as a filmmaker. Impact DOCS helps winners by providing them with a “fill-in-the-blanks” Press Release and a long list of tips to get your story published. We have done all the heavy lifting in creating it – you just need to get it out there! When your website is full of links to articles written about you – you can be SURE that will provide a boost to your film and career!
NO DATE RESTRICTIONS
If you have a doc that you have created ANY TIME – you can enter it now for an opportunity to receive additional accolades – perhaps in different categories (for example to help boost the profiles of your cast and crew, add your director role, women filmmakers, etc.). If the topic is still relevant – it qualifies!
WINNERS LAURELS = INSTANT CREDIBILITY
Impact DOCS and its sister festivals have been leaders in the industry for almost 20 years. We do not “give” out awards – only films that score high enough qualify for one of Impact award levels!!! So if you win an award through Impact DOCS Awards – you can be sure it will carry a high degree of prestige for you…like the Oscar, Emmy and other award winning docs that have garnered honors through Impact DOCS.
- Attracting everyone from Oscar-winners to fresh new talent.
- One of the originals – and one of the best.
- Honest judging, no politics, level playing field for all filmmakers.
If you are new to Impact DOCS – Find out more here:
History / Biographical
Creativity / Originality
Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Health / Medicine / Science
Latin / Hispanic
Narration / Voice-Over Talent
Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Public Service Programming / PSA
Religion / Ethics
Script / Writer
Sound Editing / Sound Mixing
Sound: Overall Impact
Student (Listing will show as student)
Special Effects: Animation
Special Effects: Non Animation
Title / Credit Design
Use of Film / Video for Social Change
Viewer Impact: Entertainment Value
View Impact: Motivational / Inspirational
Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery
Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger (if you qualify for this category – this is the best category to enter)
Enter through Impact DOCS Website or our partner FilmFreeway: