Queen Palm International Film Festival offers a wide range of categories & awards.



--- OFFICIAL SELECTIONS & AWARDS (quarterly) ---


Best Feature Script

Best Short Script

Best TV Script
Best Trailer
Best Music Video
Best Microfilm (Under 5 minutes)

Best Feature Film - Drama

Best Feature Film - Comedy
Best Feature Film - Action/Horror/Mystery/Thriller

Best Feature Film - Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Best Feature Film - Animation/Experimental

Best Feature Film - Family/Inspirational/Faith

Best Feature Film - Love is Love (LGBT)
Best Feature Film - Documentary
Best Feature Film - Foreign
Best Feature Film - First Time Filmmaker


(0-45 minutes)
Best Short Film - Drama

Best Short FIlm - War/Military Drama
Best Short Film - Comedy
Best Short Film - Mystery/Thriller

Best Short Film - Horror
Best Short Film - Action
Best Short Film - Animation
Best Short Film - Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Best Short Film - Love is Love (LGBT)

Best Short FIlm - Social Awareness

Best Short Film - SIlent/Experimental
Best Short Film - Family/Faith

Best Short Film - Sports/Inspirational
Best Short Film - First Time Filmmaker
Best Short Film - Foreign

Best Short Film - Student​

Best Short Film - Dance/Fashion

Best Short Film - Young Filmmaker (Age 17 and Under)

(0-45 minutes)

Best Short Film - Documentary


(Under 65 minutes)
Best Web Series/TV Pilot 

Best Original Song
Best Poster
Best Score/Composition




Best Director
Best Writer

Best Producer
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor (5-17)
Best Young Actress (5-17)
Best Cinematography
Best Editing | Best Colorist
Best Music
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects​​​


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*  All Gold Award Winners are automatically entered into our ANNUAL SCREENING & AWARDS EVENT where they will compete against all Gold quarterly winners in their respective category for a chance to win a Queen Supreme Trophy and other amazing prizes. 


** All quarterly winners will receive a digital two-sided certificate (in PNG/JPG), ready for print. We award Gold, Silver, & Bronze in each category, as well as Honorable Mentions.​ We also award the best films of the festival with our "Royal Gem Diamond Award" Certificate.


Due to the vast array of global talent, Queen Palm offers two types of Official Selections as detailed below.


Crown Selections 

- Comprised of all projects that receive top scores from our jury. These selections will receive our Royal Queen Palm Crown laurel and are eligible for nominations & awards. These projects will also be listed on our website and social media.


* Coronet Selections 

- Comprised of all projects that have excellent technical and creative elements, but do not garner enough jury points for nomination eligibility or award eligibility. These selections will receive a smaller Coronet Crown Laurel and will be listed on our website and social media.


*The 3 Gold Winners of our Screenplay Competition (Best Feature Script, Best Short Script, & Best TV Script) will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s global network of producers, managers, and agents. Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.​

*Our "Royal Gem" Screenwriter Winner will also receive a digital download of Final Draft 11, the brand new edition of final draft.


​* Our "Royal Gem" Film Winners will receive a 3 Month Membership, a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives.

Rules & Terms

* We are an IMDB qualifying Film Festival. This means that all winners may add the awards to their IMDb titles.  

* We are looking for diverse filmmakers & compelling, unique stories. Films can be in the form of narrative (fiction), music video, documentary (non-fiction), trailers, or animation. Projects must be extremely high-quality and polished.
* All films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English)

* Although QPIFF does NOT Screen films to the public in our quarterly Editions, Our jury does select a collection of top films from the year to screen at our Live Annual Show..

* The entrant can submit as many entries as they want however you must submit to a MAIN CATEGORY to add ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION. PLEASE NOTE: Submitting to ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION does NOT guarantee a nomination. You are simply asking the jury to take an extended look at said category.Submissions can include scripts, feature films, short films, web series, and other additional consideration categories. With or without notice, a category may be removed from consideration at any time.

*Previously entered projects CAN NOT be re-submitted.

*Scripts must be submitted as PDF files in the proper screenwriting format.

- Short Screenplays may be a minimum of 2 pages and a maximum of 45 pages.

- Feature Screenplays may be a minimum of 46 pages and a maximum of 140 pages.

- TV Screenplays may be a minimum of 25 pages and a maximum of 130 pages.

- We request that the TITLE of the screenplay and WRITERS NAME both be listed on the title page.

* By submitting your film, take note that: 
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/screenshots) for promotional purpose. We upload some of the winners' trailers & key artwork in order to promote the films. 
- You must own all the rights to the video.
- Fees are not refundable.​

Queen Palm International Film Festival does not accept the following: 

1. Amateur or Pornographic videos
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations 
3. Films which are made before 2017
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, low video resolution less than 1080p HD)

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