SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

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Every month thousands of stunning films are made, recognizing the fact IMPA came up with more accommodating contest categories to promote qualifying films. 

Main categories

FEATURE FILM

SHORT FILM

SPECIAL JURY AWARDS

Feature  film 

Duration: 40-mins and above including credits

Short film

Duration: Below 40-mins including credits

Special jury award consideration

Duration: Presentation of any duration acceptable, however, motion picture format is mandatory.

Best Feature Film

Best Documentary Film
Best LGBTQ+ Film
Best Film on African Americans, natives & visible minorities
Best Animated Film
Best Film on Nature & Wildlife
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Emerging Filmmaker
Best screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Sound Designing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress

Best Film

Best Documentary Film
Best LGBTQ+ Film
Best Film on African Americans, natives & visible minorities
Best Animated Film
Best Film on Nature & Wildlife
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Emerging Filmmaker
Best screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Sound Designing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress

Experimental Film work 
Silent film 
Mobile film work 
Social Awareness