Entry Requirements

Entries are open to any organization in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. 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 1, 2019 and January 22, 2020*.
*A film cannot be entered into the 2020 Brand Film Awards if it was entered into the 2019 Brand Film Awards

When you are entering the specialty and craft and tech categories you will need to select the film length from the following:

Mini form: 0 – 30 seconds
Short form: 31 seconds – 10 minutes
Long form: Over 10 minutes

4 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: $449 + $315 + $315 = $1079. 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; January 22, 2020. 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: $449/entry

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

Additional Categories: $315/each

(For example, if you submit any one entry into three categories, the fee would be: $449 + $315 + $315 = $1079)

Late Fee: $120/entry


Entry Deadline: January 22, 2020

Extended Entry Deadline: January 29, 2020

Brand Film Awards: May 2020