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Produced in North America with a running time of 7 - 30 minutes. Accepted genres include science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animatio... More
Produced in North America with a running time of 7 - 30 minutes. Accepted genres include science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation, cult and fan films. For films six minutes and under, we've added a "Micro-short" category. Less

produced outside North America, with a running time of 60 - 145 minutes. Accepted genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animati... More
produced outside North America, with a running time of 60 - 145 minutes. Accepted genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation, cult and fan films. Less

Produced outside North America, with a running time of 7 - 30 minutes. Accepted genres are science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animat... More
Produced outside North America, with a running time of 7 - 30 minutes. Accepted genres are science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation, cult and fan films. Less

A Western New York Feature must run between 60 and 145 minutes. To support the local film community, we will accept narrative features in any genre -... More
A Western New York Feature must run between 60 and 145 minutes. To support the local film community, we will accept narrative features in any genre - science fiction, fantasy, horror, fantasy, action, thriller, animation, cult, fan film - plus drama, comedy, musical, documentary. Less

Western New York Shorts are short films running between 7 and 30 minutes, produced in Western New York by current or former Western New York residents... More
Western New York Shorts are short films running between 7 and 30 minutes, produced in Western New York by current or former Western New York residents. Less

A Micro-short is a film running between 1 an 6 minutes. Micro-shorts must be in at least one of the following genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Hor... More
A Micro-short is a film running between 1 an 6 minutes. Micro-shorts must be in at least one of the following genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller, Animation, Cult and Fan Film. All International Micro-shorts must be in English or be dubbed/subtitled in English. We require a digital file of all accepted films. Less

Our Original Screenplay Competition is for Feature Length (85 - 130 pages) only. We are looking for Screenplays in the following genres: Science Fict... More
Our Original Screenplay Competition is for Feature Length (85 - 130 pages) only. We are looking for Screenplays in the following genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller and Cult/Bizarro. For our purposes, Action includes weterns, war, martial arts and crime drama, and Thriller includes Mystery. For this category, we will offer three certificate awards: First Place, Second Place and Third Place. Less

Produced in North America, with a running time of 60 - 145 minutes. Accepted genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation and... More
Produced in North America, with a running time of 60 - 145 minutes. Accepted genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation and cult. Less

English language films produced in North America, with a running time of between 31 and 59 minutes. Accepted genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror,... More
English language films produced in North America, with a running time of between 31 and 59 minutes. Accepted genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation and cult. Less

Produced outside North America, with a running time of 31 - 59 minutes.
Produced outside North America, with a running time of 31 - 59 minutes. Less

A Western New York Medium Length Film is a narrative film produced in Western New York, and created by current or former residents of the area, with a... More
A Western New York Medium Length Film is a narrative film produced in Western New York, and created by current or former residents of the area, with a running time of between 31 and 59 minutes. WNY Medium Length Films can be in ANY genre, including drama, comedy and musical. Less

Local films made by students under age 17
Local films made by students under age 17 Less

Animated film, any length.
Animated film, any length. Less

Young student films must be produced in Western New York, and created by current student under the age of 17. We reserve the right to combine Western ... More
Young student films must be produced in Western New York, and created by current student under the age of 17. We reserve the right to combine Western New York categories, the objective being to honor only the best films produced in the area. Less


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