2021 ECONATION AUDIO Competition &
Film FESTIVAL

Econation Audio Festival is the best narrative audio and film festival worldwide — across borders and languages — and seeks to challenge barriers to entry in the industry and to Econation itself. We aim to capture a snapshot of the audio and film landscape while igniting a future of possibility, evolution, and increased equity in the field of narrative storytelling, podcast, music, sfx and many more.

AWARD CATEGORIES

AUDIO

Best of The Season Audio Story

Best Narrative Audio Story (any genre)

Best Podcast (below 30 min)

Best Podcast (above 30 min)

Best Drama Audio Story Short

Best Drama Audio Story Feature

Best Sci Fi Audio Story Short

Best Sci Fi Audio Story Feature

Best Thriller Audio Story Short

Best Thriller Audio Story Feature

Best Horror Audio Story Short

Best Horror Audio Story Feature

Best Romantic Audio Story Short

Best Romantic Audio Story Feature

Best Classic Audio Story Short

Best Classic Audio Story Feature

Best Social Audio Story Short 

Best Social Audio Story Feature 

Best Women's Audio Story Short

Best Women's Audio Story Feature

Best LGBTQI+ Audio Story Short

Best LGBTQI+ Audio Story Feature

Best Comedy Audio Story Short 

Best Comedy Audio Story Feature

Best Inspirational Audio Story Short

Best Inspirational Audio Story Feature

Best Fantasy Audio Story Short 

Best Fantasy Audio Story Feature 

Best Fictional Audio story Short

Best Fictional Audio story Feature

Best Monologue Audio Story

Best Instrumental Compilation (more than one instrument)

Best Instrumental (single instrument)

Best Cover Music

Best SFX

Best Foley

Best Vocal

Best Sound Design

Best BGM

Best Intro Music

Best Solo Song

Best Chorus Song

Audio Beyond

Audio Story Poster Design

Best Character

FILM/VIDEO

Best Short 

Best Feature

Best Documentary Short

Best Documentary Feature

Best Drama Short

Best Drama Feature

Best Sci Fi Short

Best Sci Fi Feature

Best Thriller Short

Best Thriller Feature

Best Horror Short

Best Horror Feature

Best Romantic Short

Best Romantic Feature

Best Experimental Short

Best Experimental Feature 

Best Social Short 

Best Social Feature 

Best Women's Short

Best Women's Feature

Best LGBTQI+ Short

Best LGBTQI+ Feature

Best Comedy Short 

Best Comedy Feature

Best Sports Film

Best Inspirational Film 

Best Fantasy Short 

Best Fantasy Feature 

Best Animation Film

Best Ad Film 

Best Web Series 

Best TV Series 

Best Young Adults Film

Best Children's Film

Best Music Video 

SCRIPT/LYRICS

Best Short Script

Best Feature Script 

Best Micro Script

Best Romantic Script

Best Thriller Script

Best Drama Script 

Best Social Script

Best Horror Script

Best Sci Fi Script

Best Comedy Script 

Best Lyrics

ADDITIONAL AWARDS

Best Actor (Single award, not dependent on gender of the artist)

Best Make Up

Best Special Effects 

Best Cinematic Treatment

Best Color Grading 

Best Director 

Best Directorial Debut 

Best Producer 

Best Cinematography

Best Costume

Best Sound Design

Best Music Director 

Best Choreographer 

FESTIVAL RULES

Film/Video/Script:

  • Films/videos either short or of feature length are accepted without any production year restrictions.

  • Original scripts of any length are accepted. 

  • English subtitles are must for films/videos which are not in English. 

  • Scripts are accepted only in English. 

  • If any open source content is used in any film/videos, the same needs to be mentioned. 

  • Submission fees are non-refundable. 

  • The judges' decisions are final, non-negotiable and non-questionable. 

  • Any film/script that promotes bias against any community, faith, gender, race, culture, sexual orientation shall be disqualified. 

  • Non-English films without subtitles shall be disqualified. 

  • Scripts not in English shall be disqualified. 

  • Winners shall be provided with a printable certificate and laurel. 

  • Winners will be featured on our social media and website.

  • Screenplay winners can post their pitching video on our website.

  • Trophies are available and are free of cost. The applicant (winner) needs to bear the courier cost only unless it can be handed over to them during/after the event. 

  • All information shall be on the public domain of FilmFreeway and our official website. 

  • Spammers shall not be entertained. 

 

 

Audio:

  • Audio files must be submitted as a video.

  • Audio Story either short or of feature length are accepted without any production year restrictions.

  • If any open source content is used, the same needs to be mentioned. 

  • Submission fees are non-refundable. 

  • The judges' decisions are final, non-negotiable and non-questionable. 

  • Any audio story/podcast that promotes bias against any community, faith, gender, race, culture, sexual orientation shall be disqualified. 

  • Winners shall be provided with a printable certificate and laurel. 

  • Best of the season audio story will receive FREE SFX audio bundle.

  • Winners will be featured on our website and social media.

  • Trophies are available and are free of cost. The applicant (winner) needs to bear the courier cost.

  • All information shall be on the public domain of FilmFreeway and our official website. 

  • Spammers shall not be entertained.