Ace Film Festival


Years running: 2 (since 2023)

Ace Film Festival

Ace Film Festival is an online awards competition.


Ace Film Festival functions as an independent online awards event. We also have a discount for Fest agent users,  FESTAGENT30 to get 30% off when you submit. Submissions are reviewed, graded privately, and not screened in public; though in the future if we grow, perhaps public screenings, virtual or in person will occur. In the meantime, we will not in any way display your materials, except for a poster, screenshot, and/or trailer posted on our website or social media accounts, because we do not want to jeopardize your premier and/or distribution status.

We comprehend some festivals have a selective range in taste and play it close to the vest, making it hard to swim in a contest, when you can’t see what’s in the water. At this festival, we have a very broad range of tastes: Action, Adventure, Animation, Avant-Garde, Claymation, Comedy, Crime, Dance, Drama, Dramedy, Drone Media, Environmental, Epic, Experimental, Faith-Based, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Musical, Mystery, Noir, Romantic Comedy, Science-Fiction, Stop-Motion, Suspense, Thriller, War, Western, or Wildlife.

Making any movie is a challenge and we want to help your film with the notoriety and accolades you and your film deserve.


Best Feature
Best Extended Short
Best Short
Best Sketch Comedy Short
Best Animated Feature
Best Animated Extended Short
Best Animated Short
Best Nature/Wildlife Documentary

Best History Documentary
Best Poster
Best TV show Concept Trailer
Best Video Game Trailer
Top Director
Finest Lead Acting
Vilest Villain
Best Script
Best Animation Voice Performance
Top Animation/Graphics
Best Set Design
Best Supporting
Top Ensemble Cast
Top Cinematography
Top Editing
Best Sound
Best Music
Most Special EFX
Most Laughter
Best Action
Best Rom-Com
Most Haunting
Top Production Design
Winners and nominees will be listed on our website. Winners will receive an emailed certificate.


The entrant/filmmaker accepts all the rules and terms in full by sending in a movie for consideration.
1) Anyone from any country is invited to participate, but parental consent is required if the entrant is under 18 years old. Movies of various lengths are allowed to enter the competition, dialogue may be in any language, yet if the dialogue is not English, the movie must have English subtitles.
2) Entrants can submit as many projects as they want, without limit. All the award winners will be chosen from the official selections. Then winners and nominees will be listed on our website. Submissions can include feature films, short films, nature documentaries, and other categories. With or without notice, a category may be removed from consideration at any time.
3) There is no premiere status rule, but we do require projects to be no older than January 1st, 2015.
4) Previously entered movies can be re-submitted if, A) they did not previously win any awards in past editions of the Ace Film Festival and B) they were drastically changed since their most recent submission.
5) Kindly double-check the exact length of your movie/file, including opening credits, closing credits, etc., and submit it into the appropriate category, or else your movie may be disqualified if improperly submitted. Submission fees may not be returned in such cases.
6) Film Posters must be submitted as .JPG or PDF. files.
7) Only directors and producers are allowed to submit a movie for consideration. The submitter hereby certifies they possess the legal right to submit the movie, including, but not limited to image rights, talent releases, and music releases; and assumes all responsibility for their material. Ace Film Festival accepts no liability, financial, or otherwise, for any movie submitted to the festival. Entries to the Ace Film Festival are officiated by other filmmakers who may have multiple projects or scripts. By sending in an entry, the filmmaker(s) recognize(s) every judge may have similar ideas and absolves Ace Film Festival and judges from any liability associated with their participation in this competition.
8) Participants are not guaranteed feedback, but If time permits some may be offered. Every entry/submission will be judged based on its script, directing, acting, technical, and artistic merits related to the submission.
9) Ace Film Festival only accepts online screeners. Please submit screeners via your chosen platform.


Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival Director: Jason Anthony Fisher




United States
Duluth, Georgia

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 19, 2023
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 21, 2024
  • Late Deadline
    May 10, 2024
  • Notifications
    May 15, 2024
  • Event Dates
    9 June 2023 — 9 June 2024
Categories & Fees

Documentary based on nature, wildlife, or history genres.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $24
  • Late Deadline — $37

animated short any genre

  • Earlybird Deadline — $17
  • Late Deadline — $29

animated feature of any genre

  • Earlybird Deadline — $28
  • Late Deadline — $48

Short film any genre

  • Earlybird Deadline — $17
  • Late Deadline — $29

narrative feature, non-animated, any genre

  • Earlybird Deadline — $28
  • Late Deadline — $48
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