About Denver Monthly Film Awards (DMFA)

Denver Monthly Film Awards (DMFA) is an IMDB-qualifying monthly film award that aims to recognize the best recent short and feature films. It provides an incredible opportunity for filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their work and gain recognition in the industry.

DMFA is committed to promoting the art of filmmaking and providing a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work. It’s a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers to gain exposure and recognition for their hard work and talent. The categories for submission are diverse and cover feature and short films in a wide range of genres, including animation, comedy, drama, and more.

The judging panel will carefully review and evaluate each submission to select the best films in each category every month. Winners will be announced during the event on the website and receive a certificate of recognition, as well as an opportunity to promote their work via an independent review on this website.

So if you are a filmmaker or artist looking to showcase your creativity and share your talent with the world, DMFA is an event you cannot afford to miss. Submit your film today and be a part of the incredible celebration of the art of filmmaking!

Eligibility Criteria

– Films should have been completed after March 2022.
– Films not in English should have subtitles.
– We accept films in any subject, genre, or length, except VR, Game, and 360.

– Filmmakers from any part of the world can submit their work.
– Filmmakers from Colorado can always submit free of charge.

Timeline / Fees

  • Early-bird Deadline: April 5, 2023, FREE for all
  • Final Deadline: April 25, 2023, 9$ to 21$ based on the length of the entry
  • Filmmakers from Colorado can submit free of charge.
  • Official selection and Finalists will be notified prior to the event.
  • The event on May 1, 2023, will announce the winner.

Selection Process and Prizes

  • Any entry that meets an average quality will be labeled as Official Selection. Hence, they move on to compete with other films. They will receive official laurels and recognition on the FilmFreeway and IMDb platforms as Official selections.
  • Three random jury members will choose finalists from the critics. They will receive official laurels and recognition on this website and the FilmFreeway and IMDb platforms as Finalists.
  • The winner will be selected based on all critics’ private ratings. Each month’s winner will receive an official certificate, recognition on the website, and an official review on this website.
  • All selected entries will be qualified for official nomination status on IMDb for their film title and creators. Event’s IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0056663/overview/

Event / Notification

  • When juries have selected the selections and finalists, they will be notified prior to the event.
  • For early submissions, the notification of selection will happen early.
  • Finalists will be announced on April 28, 2023.
  • The physical event is planned for May 1, 2023. It will be an optional event to announce the winner.

How to Submit

Filmmakers can submit their work online through the FilmFreeway platform (click the link below).