Entry Requirements

Entries are open to any organization in North America and South America. All films created by organizations in Europe must be entered into Brand Film Festival London: www.brandfilmfestival.co.uk.

2  The film or series must have been aired between January 22, 2020 and March 4, 2021*.
*A film cannot be entered into the 2020 Brand Film Awards if it was entered into the 2020 Brand Film Awards

3 For films entered into additional categories, there will be a discounted entry fee. For example, if you submit a film or series into three categories, the fee would be: $465 + $325 + $325 = $1,115. If you are submitting a film or series into multiple categories, please upload the film/s separately each time.

5  All entries must be submitted online at brandfilmawards.secure-platform.com/a.

6  There is a section for you to submit confidential information that only the jurors will see (200 words max). Nothing written in this section of the form will be published.

7  All entries must be submitted and paid for online. You may input your entry information and save as a “draft” to return at a later date to submit payment. All films must be submitted and paid for by the entry deadline; February 18, 2020. Late entries will be accepted until March 4 with a late fee of $125 applied. Credit cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Entries not paid for prior to judging will not be considered.

8  Please, no commercials. Though it resists easy definition, branded content typically focuses on a story rather than a brand, product or service. Jurors reserve the right to reject any entry they feel does not meet this definition.

Film Specs

1 All films apart from those being entered into 360, AR, VR and Emerging Tech

must be uploaded as a .MOV or .MP4 file. A URL link to the film can be

supplied in addition. Each film must be:

  • No larger than 1GB
  • Uploaded as .MOV or .MP4
  • Recommended size is 1920 x 1080, must be at least 1280 x 720
  • 4:3 video aspect ratio will be accepted but the recommended ratio is 16:9

2 If you have a URL link to your film, you can provide along with the .MOV or .MP4 file.

3 If the film is over 2 minutes long, please also provide an abbreviated version that will be played at the awards, if available.

4 Only one film per entry should be uploaded. If the film is a series, please combine the films and use a slate to indicate the next film in the series.


Entry Fee: $465/entry

If you’re entering the same entry into multiple categories…

Additional Categories: $325/each

(For example, if you submit any one entry into three categories, the fee would be: $465 + $325 + $325 = $1,115)

Late Fee: $125/entry


Entry Deadline: February 18, 2021

Extended Entry Deadline: March 4, 2021

Brand Film Awards: May 25, 2021, the awards will be hosted virtually.