Moment is back with their 6th Invitational Film Festival, and you've got a chance to win $150,000 in prizes simply by submitting your short film by June 6, 2021. There are nine different categories to choose from, and each category winner takes home $5,000. Plus, 27 finalists will win $1,000, and the Filmmakers' Choice Award winner receives $10,000. Best of all, it's free to submit. 

How to enter

To take part, Moment and their sponsors have made it really simple.

  1. Make a film that falls into one of the nine categories: adventure, mini-doc, music video, long-form, experimental, drama narrative, comedy narrative, sci-fi narrative, or how-to. 
  2. Verify how long it should be: films must be under 3 minutes for adventure, mini-doc, experimental, sci-fi, narrative, comedy, drama. Under 5 minutes for music video, and under 15 minutes for long-form.
  3. Submit it on FilmFreeway 

The requirements

There are requirements to follow: 

  • Must only submit one film per category.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be filmed on a mobile phone or drone.
  • Must be under 3 minutes for adventure, mini-documentary, experimental, sci-fi narrative, comedy narrative, drama narrative, and how-to categories. Under 5 minutes for music video and under 15 minutes for long-form.
  • Must be shot/uploaded in 1080p or higher.
  • Must be submitted by June 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

To help you get started, Moment is having a two-day workshop on March 24-25 ($89) to teach you techniques from different pros. You'll learn everything from bringing your idea to life to how to frame, edit, and color your footage, plus more. 

What are you waiting for? You can find all the information on the Moment website.

Get creative and good luck!