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2019 Awards List
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Best Documentary Feature - Trophy
Best Documentary Short - Trophy
Best Comedy Feature - Trophy
Best Comedy Short - Trophy
Best Drama Feature - Trophy
Best Drama Short - Trophy
Best Sci-Fi/Action Feature - Trophy
Best Sci-Fi/Action Short - Trophy
Best Horror Feature - Trophy
Best Horror Short - Trophy
Best International Feature - Trophy
Best International Short - Trophy
Best Local Film  - Trophy
Best Made in NY - Trophy and Final Draft 11 
Best Animation Short - Trophy
Best Family Friendly Short - Trophy
Best Student Film - Trophy
Best Director Feature - Trophy
Best Director Short - Trophy
Best Actor Feature - Trophy
Best Actor Short - Trophy
Best Actress Feature - Trophy
Best Actress Short - Trophy
Best Cinematography - Trophy
Best Unproduced Feature Screenplay - Trophy and Final Draft 11
Best Unproduced Short Screenplay - Trophy
Best of Fest Feature - Trophy
Best of Fest Short - Trophy
Audience Choice - Trophy
Rules in Competition

All submissions must be made online through our FilmFreeway page. Find it here. 

Once a film is accepted, a digital copy of the film must be made available to download. Vimeo (preferred) or YouTube is acceptable. File must be mp4. If you are unable to digitally upload your film, please contact us.

We do not accept "works in progress"

No refunds are allowed.

No repeat submissions of selected films from previous years. We will accept prior year's submissions if they were never selected. 

Films must have a completion date no earlier than in the year 2015 (4 years).

Submissions into our Student film category must have a valid student ID.

All films in a language other than English must submit into our International Categories.

Upon acceptance into the festival, filmmakers must agree to allow the Twin Tiers International Film Festival to use footage from their respective films for the sole purpose of marketing the festival and associated events.

For submissions into the Local category, filmmakers must live within 100 miles of Norwich, NY OR the film they are submitting must be filmed within 100 miles of Norwich, NY.

Submitters can submit multiple films.

All films must be in English. If your film is in a different language other than English, you must have English subtitles.

Filmmakers whose films have been selected to screen at the festival will receive three (3) VIP Passes for entry to every event, film and party all weekend!

Prizes will not be mailed. Filmmakers must be present to receive awards including cash prizes. Awards ceremony will be held closing night.

Prizes are awarded at the discretion of the festival.

The festival reserves the right to combine submission categories at the festival's discretion based on category participation.

Notifications of acceptance will occur no later than August 7th. We will make every attempt to notify you as soon as possible. Award nominees will be announced approximately one week before the event.

There will be various discounts around town for the filmmakers to enjoy from discounted food, lodging and drinks at our official after-party!

Information about lodging, points of interest, filmmaker discounts and restaurants will be emailed to the filmmaker once their film(s) has been accepted to screen at the festival.

Connect and Enjoy! 

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