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The Maverick Movie Awards was founded by moviemakers who have been through the glorious highs and crushing lows of the international film festival circuit; from these shared experiences came the calling to create a real alternative to the nepotism, politics, and commercialism that defines far too many festivals and competitions. 

Our goal is to help talented moviemakers achieve the recognition they deserve by awarding movies with unique style, exceptional craft, and the power to communicate. 

By championing great movies – regardless of origin, genre, or budget – our hope is to re-ignite the spirit of the major film festivals and distribution pioneers by celebrating great cinema above glitz and glamour.

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The Maverick Movie Awards exists to honor all facets of moviemaking form, function, style, and craft. A level playing-field where a movie’s lack or excess of a budget is immaterial, its absence or abundance of star power is inconsequential, and its humble or lofty origins are irrelevant, any and all independent, underground, student, and studio films are eligible to receive a Maverick Award. 

Celebrating narratives, documentaries, experimental films, and the vast diversity of moving pictures expression, the MMA has recognized everything from big-budget pictures to low-budget indies, global issue documentaries, screwball comedies, computer-animated movies, action-horror flicks, video art, microcinema, music videos, webisodes, and everything in-between. Each movie’s successful execution of intent as a whole, on its own terms, is considered first and then the quality of its parts. So in addition to standard award categories like Best Picture and Best Director, the MMA prides itself on saluting oft overlooked disciplines, including stunts, special effects makeup, original music, and more. 

Except for advertising and industrial work, all motion picture creators are encouraged to submit. As a cooperative of moviemakers honoring moviemakers with no theater or online screening events, the MMA will not jeopardize premiere status for any other competition or festival submission.

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MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS 2013 OFFICIAL EARLYBIRD CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS 2013 
www.MaverickMovieAwards.com
 
We’re Moviemakers Honoring Moviemakers with...
42 Maverick Awards and Up to 14 Nominations in 21 Categories
 
OFFICIAL EARLYBIRD CALL FOR ENTRIES 1/1/13
AS   LOW   AS   $15   PER   MOVIE!
MAX EARLBIRD PRICE JUST $25
 
WE STRONGLY PREFER ONLINE SUBMISSIONS OVER DVD/BLU-RAY SUBMISSIONS*
 
The Maverick Movie Awards' goal is to help talented moviemakers achieve the recognition they deserve by awarding movies with unique style, exceptional craft, and the power to communicate. Celebrating narratives, documentaries, experimental films, and the vast diversity of moving pictures expression, the MMA has recognized everything from big-budget pictures to low-budget indies, global issue documentaries, screwball comedies, animated flicks, horror movies, music videos, microcinema, and everything in-between. 
 
The MMA was founded by professional moviemakers who have all experienced the wonderful yet sometimes maddening international film festival circuit. 2013's reboot to Year 5 reaffirms the cooperative’s ten-year mission to provide a loving alternative to politics and self-interest. As the original awards cooperative of moviemakers honoring moviemakers, the MMA will not jeopardize your premiere status for any other competition or festival submission.
 
42 Maverick Awards and up to 14 nominees in 21 categories gives every moviemaker and all their collaborators the opportunity to shine. Each movie's intent – on its own terms – is considered first and then the quality of its parts. All facets of form, function, style, and craft are given a level playing-field where, in addition to standard award categories like Best Picture and Best Director, oft overlooked disciplines including stunts, special effects makeup, and original music are never snubbed.  
 
Moviemaker and Co-Founder of Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival Anthony E. Griffin raves, "The MMA is the real deal. The Indie Spirit Awards of true indie filmmakers! The Oscars for actual ass-kickers! It's a level playing field...from a maverick point-of-view."
 
Just some of the many impressive MMA alumni include Robert Redford, Virginia Madsen, Justin Timberlake, Alison Pill, director Pierre Coffin, cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, production designer Geoffrey Kirkland, composer Philip Glass, stunts legend Zoe Bell, SFX makeup visionaries K.N.B. Effects Group, Snoop Dog, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, and many others.
 
The MMA offers numerous prizes, including a distribution deal through MTI Home Video for one deserving feature nominee. Both the feature and short Best Picture honorees win a complete HD camera and sound gear package with equipment rental fees waived by HB Group, Inc. This one-week rental package, valued at up to $10,000 USD, includes lenses and location sound gear.
 
The Maverick Movie Awards' founders and judges are all entertainment industry insiders and outsiders not mere academics, critics, fans, or dabblers. In fact, everyone involved in the MMA’s judging process has been a collaborator on a theatrically-released movie, a television or video release, or a top-ten film fest official selection. For your chance to be recognized with a no-spin award by fellow moviemakers, submit to the Maverick Movie Awards today!
 
*FYI: Most qualifying submitters will be contacted for a DVD/Blu-ray screener prior to the MMA’s final judging process to give moviemakers the best possible screening scenario for concluding nominee and winner selections.

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