Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

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 Awards

Best Short Documentary

Best Music Video

(Over 45 minutes)

Best PSA / Commercial

(30 or 60 seconds)

Best Trailer

(30 or 60 seconds)

Audience Choice Awards

(Under 5 minutes)

Best Sketch Comedy / Webisode

(Under 45 minutes)

San Diego Film Awards Tentative Awards

(Local only)

Best Narrative Short

Best Direction

Best Original Screenplay

(Over 45 minutes)

Best Editing

(30 or 60 seconds)

Best Cinematography

(30 or 60 seconds)

Best Sound Design

(Under 5 minutes)

Best Musical Score

(Under 45 minutes)

Best Costume Design

(Under 3 minutes)

Best Makeup and Hair

Best Visual Effects

Best Production Design

Best Stunt Choreography

(Over 45 minutes)

Spirit of San Diego

(30 or 60 seconds)

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

Best Documentary Feature

Best Narrative Feature

Best Cinematography

Best Directing

Best Actor / Actress

Genre and Special Honor Tentative Awards

Best Horror / Sci-Fi /
Late Night Short

Best Drama Short

Best Comedy Short

Women in Film

Diversity in Film

Lifetime Achievement

Binational Award

Trailblazer Award

California Best Film

Nevada Best Film

Arizona Best Film

Category Requirements

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.

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.

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.