To be considered: 


•Feature films must be 60+ mins in length

•Short films must be under 20 mins

•Web series must be 4+ episodes to be considered

•1 music videos per director.  

•Submissions must be made by the production company and or and or director of project. Only 1 film per production company

•Film must be completed during May. 1st,  2020 - Oct. 1, 2021  

•Submission deadline is Dec 1st, 2021 @ 11:59pm

•Submissions must be Submitted via Film Freeway. 

•Submissions made after the deadline are subjected to a $100 submission fee. The peer review group has the right to approve or deny deadline extension for any submission

•Budget must be $60,000 or less for a film to qualify

•Must be a resident in the state of Michigan or majority of production done in Michigan.  

Please indicate all categories in which you are submitting your film for consideration. All submissions will automatically be considered for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Film. 


Detroit Filmmaker Awards committee will select the nominees. Peer review groups will select winners in each category. 


Peer review groups are comprised of professionals in their respective art forms from around the country who will privately review and score films.

Nomination announcements will take place April 5, 2022.  

DFA will list 2 official representatives of the nominated film. 

Only 1 award will be presented to the winning film/program. Additional awards can be requested at the cost to the winning film/program. Maximum of 3 statues will be duplicated with no additional information or changes to existing information. These statues will only be duplicated for production categories.


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