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Accolade Competition

The Accolade Global Film Competition is unique in the industry.  Attracting both powerhouse companies as well as talented new filmmakers it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition.

Established in 2003, Accolade Global Film Competition is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media. The Accolade promotes award winners through the website and social media.

Our talented award winners have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys, Tellys and other awards.

MovieMaker Magazine included The Accolade among the Top 25 Festivals “Worth the Entry Fee.” The article said, “Past participants can’t stop raving about the professional opportunities participation in this event has generated for their work.”

Go to for rules and entry form.


Call For Entries- Accolade- May 2022 Season Deadline May 14, 2022


ACCOLADE COMPETITION – Give your film the recognition it deserves – join the ranks of Oscar winners!

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Deadline May 14, 2022


“Very happy we submitted, Jeff Bridges and the team are happy with the two awards we won!” ~ Susan K.

Accolade is the original, top-tier internationally respected global online awards competition recognizing film, TV and media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and entertainment for 16 years! There have been many imitators – but only ONE Accolade and the prestige is known throughout the industry.



  • CAREER ENHANCING - Accolade attracts extraordinary work from filmmakers at all levels of experience - from talented first timers to industry heavyweights like Ridley Scott, Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges, Discovery Channel and much more.  Everyone benefits from the publicity of a win and from professional peer feedback!
  • UNIQUE - A truly international awards competition, attracting global participation.  70 countries and counting! 
  • INDUSTRY STANDARD – List your win on important websites - invaluable for projects and future endeavors.



  • PROMOTIONAL LAURELS - Give your film opening and your promotional graphics that wow factor!
  • PEER REVIEW - Our judges are Emmy, Telly and award-winning filmmakers who understand both the filmmaking craft and what audiences want.
  • PUBLICITY ENHANCEMENT - Winners are announced to a database of industry professionals as well as additional international media outlets.
  • PRESS RELEASE – CUSTOM for you! – Winners get a fill-in-the-blanks Press Release for you promote your win and tips for using it. We've done the heavy lifting - just fill it in and send to media outlets suitable for your work!
  • SOCIAL MEDIA PUSH - Facebook and Twitter announcements of winners can be shared with your own lists.


Accolade has a mission to find and recognize cinematic gems and unique perspectives in film and video. Whether you are an industry vet or new to the craft, we invite you to send your best!

  • PRESTIGIOUS - In winning an Accolade award you join the ranks of high-profile winners like Oscar-winner Malcolm Clarke (chosen by Accolade before the Academy), Disney’s Dave Bossert, industry icon Ron Howard – and many more famous (and soon to be famous!) filmmakers
  • TELLING - Our talented filmmakers have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys & Tellys.
  • SOCIAL CONSCIENCE - Accolade grants an annual Humanitarian Award and celebrates work by women filmmakers, LGTB, disability issues, social justice, humanity, animal welfare and environmental issues.



  • Best of Show FREE 24K gold plated statuette for the Best of Show winner ($375 value)
  • Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, Award of Recognition  - beautiful laurels provided



Our mission is to help promote filmmakers and to give you epic customer service!


“The structure of the Accolade Competition allows for every deserving film/filmmaker to receive recognition for their hard work. That is why they are an invaluable competition, they really care about encouraging quality filmmaking. "  ~ Timothy C.


"Communication and support is off the charts awesome!! I loved being a part of it and would highly recommend it." ~ William L.


The Accolade Competition proudly complies with Best Business Practices for Film Festivals.  Sister competitions are the Best Shorts Competition,, the IndieFEST Film Awards,, and Impact DOCS Awards  For more information:




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