Awards and Recognition

We love recognizing and awarding talent! We have various opportunities to win awards and be recognized for your work.

SAN DIEGO FILM WEEK TENTATIVE AWARDS

A-List Acting Awards
Emerging Actor’s Awards
Best Short Documentary
Best Music Video
Best PSA/Commercial
Best Trailer
Audience Choice Awards
Best Sketch Comedy/Webisode

SAN DIEGO FILM AWARDS TENTATIVE AWARDS (local only)

Narrative Short Film
Best Narrative Short
Best Direction
Best Original Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Musical Score
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hair
Best Visual Effects
Best Production Design
Best Stunt Choreography
Spirit of San Diego
Best Actor (in a leading role)
Best Actress (in a leading role)
Best Actor (in a supporting role)
Best Actress (in a supporting role)
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Narrative Student film

Feature Film
Best Narrative Feature

Best Cinematography

Best Directing

Best Actor/Actress
Best Documentary Feature

Genre Awards
Best Horror/ Sci Fi/ Late Night Short
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short

Honorary Awards
Women in Film
Diversity in Film
Lifetime Achievement
Binational Award
Trailblazer Award
California Best Film
Nevada Best Film
Arizona Best Film

PLEASE NOTE: Each category must have a minimum of 3 submissions in order to remain as an award category. If a category is cancelled the film will be eligible for the following year’s awards. Films from cancelled categories will not be refunded. We reserve the right to cancel any award category for any reason.

A-LIST ACTOR AWARDS
The A-List Actors Awards is for more established actors that are continuing to build their career with San Diego based productions.

ELIGIBILITY
A-List Acting Awards* for actors with at least 2 lead or supporting roles in films screened as part of San Diego Film Week AND who have previously been honored with an Acting Award through the Film Consortium. Actors must have at least 4 on screen lines to qualify.

*Keep in mind that the films’ director submits the actors for the A-List Actor Award consideration. Actors are allowed to submit themselves.

EMERGING ACTOR
The Emerging Actors award is for up and coming actors that are starting their career or just starting to work more in San Diego based productions.

ELIGIBILITY
Emerging Actors Awards for actors with at least 2 lead or supporting roles in films screened as part of San Diego Film Week. Actors must have at least 4 on screen lines to qualify.

Note: The person who entered the film into San Diego Film Week will receive an email to submit the actors for the Emerging Actor Award consideration. Actors are allowed to submit themselves. Emerging Actors must not have won an Emerging Actor Award or an A-List Actor Award in any previous years.