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Indie Fest Prizes
Annual Humanitarian Award
Each year, the Indie Fest grants its Annual Humanitarian Award to one filmmaker for dedicated service to social justice, humanitarian causes or environmental issues. This is not a cash prize, rather it is very special recognition.
Fast Focus Short Film Award
Fast Focus Media, in association with the Indie Fest announces the Fast Focus Short Film Award. Winners of the award will receive national broadcast exposure as part of the Fast Focus New Filmmakers Series distributed to 350 Public Television stations nationwide. Winners will also receive worldwide exposure through Fast Focus’ highly trafficked YouTube channel which has about 2.3 million views monthly and Fast Focus’ own portal. The Fast Focus Short Film Awards were launched to give unparalleled recognition and national broadcast distribution to deserving creative filmmakers, musical artists, producers, writers and directors. Fast Focus is the longest running series of short programming on Public Television. As a recipient of the Fast Focus Short Film Award, emerging artists and filmmakers will join the likes of studios such as Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, EMI and Sony as well as legends like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke. Sponsor: Fast Focus Media. LINK
$10,100 Post Production Award
GreenHouse Studios in Burbank, California, an official sponsor of the Indie Fest, generously provides a post-production opportunity once each year valued at up to $10,100 to one Indie Fest winning filmmaker. The filmmaker will receive up to four weeks use of state of the art hardware loaded with FCP Studio 3 editing software for a value of $4000; HD color correction using Apple Suite with a GreenHouse colorist valued at $4000, and a graphics package with free poster design and storyboards valued at $2100. Greenhouse is an innovative studio that creates their own productions and assists Indie producers from beginning to end of the creative process. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the free prize, but all additional services GreenHouse Studios offers, including transcoding, motion graphics, visual effects, audio work and artwork, will be available to the winner at a reduced rate. The winning filmmaker must travel to Burbank to utilize the prize and must use the award within two years. LINK
$1,500 Studio Award
Random Original Productions, Official Production Company of the Indie Fest, is generously providing a production house opportunity valued at up to $1,500 to one Indie Fest winning filmmaker each year. The purpose of the sponsorship is to support filmmakers and the larger film community. The lucky filmmaker will receive access to Random’s studios for three, twelve-hour production days. The studios are located in Everett, Washington. LINK
Best of Show // Award of Excellence // Award Of Merit
After each seasonal deadline, quality and creativity are celebrated in three levels of awards: Best of Show, Award of Excellence and Award of Merit. Best of Show honors are granted only if worthy productions are discovered. Likewise, no more than 15% of entries are granted Awards of Excellence. Notable artistic and technical productions are recognized at the Award of Merit award level. Judging results letters will be sent by regular mail about four to six weeks after the final deadline to all participants, i.e., to those who were granted awards and those who were not granted awards. Free digital downloads of Indie Fest laurels will be made available to all winners.
Free Indie Fest Statuette
Each Best of Show winner will receive one free Indie Fest statuette. Other winners may order a Indie Fest statuette for a cost of $350 per statuette. Shipping is free within the United States but international orders will be charged a $50 shipping fee. The Indie Fest statuette is an elegant 24-K gold-plated achievement figure mounted on a piano finished rosewood base. The Indie Fest statuette is manufactured by the company that makes the world's most prestigious and celebrated awards, the Oscar, Emmy, Clio, Accolade and MTV Video Music Awards. The statuette is costly but is truly a work of art.