Award calendar: listing of all festivals, film competitions and video awards for 2021
List of all festivals and film competitions for 2021. The listing of events will be in the order of the entry deadlines / closing date for submission of videos and films.
2021: List of the most important festivals & film awards
Creative Review Annual Award
About the Festival: The Creative Review Annual Award celebrates the best in creative thinking. As one of the most prestigious and trusted awards, we demonstrate the important role creativity plays for businesses in driving innovation and growth. All award-winning work reaches a global audience of over two million people from brands, businesses and the creative industries.
About the Festival: We embrace the growing importance of digital transformation and reload the DIGITAL INNOVATION category. Thus, spotlight now also supports the dialogue with extraordinary and creative start-ups. In addition, the criteria for the SOCIAL INFLUENCE category will become more differentiated - SOCIAL INFLUENCE will become SOCIAL IMPACT.
About the Festival: Once a year, the Clio Awards honour the best works, films and videos from the fields of advertising, design and communication with prizes in gold, silver and bronze. Along with the Cannes Lions, the Clio Awards are among the biggest creative competitions in the world. Their importance to the advertising industry is compared to the importance of the Oscar to the film industry, the Emmy to the television industry and the Grammy to the music industry.
About the Festival: The ADC Junior Competition is now called the ADC Talent Award. So all the winners are certified creative talents. Someone who is particularly suited for future professional challenges. But one thing remains as usual with the ADC competitions: Winning costs nothing!
About the Festival: The ADC Festival 2021 celebrates the "superpower creativity" - because creativity always finds a way! Ideally, it would be a festival with a physical presence at Kampnagel in Hamburg; the compromise is a hybrid format. "We're going to put the biggest creative festival in the German-speaking world on its (digital) feet."
About the Festival: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (formerly Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival) is today the world's best-known event in the advertising industry. It was founded, inspired by the Cannes International Film Festival, more than half a century ago. The significance of the "Lions" in gold, silver and bronze awarded there corresponds to that of the Oscar in the film industry.
About the Festival: The ITFS is an Oscar-qualifying festival that offers directors, production and distribution companies as well as talents and all other industry representatives from the fields of animation and games a platform to present their films, interactive and transmedia works as well as VR and AR projects to an interested broad audience and numerous industry representatives.
About the Festival: DIE KLAPPE has been covering all relevant disciplines of moving image communication for 41 years, from image film to advertising, product film and web video. The competition is the only purely German-language competition with a double factor for the creative ranking of W&V and Horizont!
About the Festival: International Competition for Documentary Short Film: Entries are accepted for classic documentary short film productions, animadoc, experimental formats or VR contributions, animated and live-action films as well as experimental formats. The themes of the films are free here. The winner receives, depending on the category, up to € 1200
About the Festival: D&AD is a charity that promotes excellence in design and advertising. Each year, the D&AD Awards gather the world's best creative work in commercial design, advertising, production and craft to be judged by more than 400 global creative leaders, practitioners and innovators.
About the Festival: We are redefining advertising and communications by setting a new benchmark for global creative awards. Take a look at the full judging lineup, submit your work, and become part of a new, diverse way to celebrate truly great work.
About the Festival: 45seconds is the video platform for all creatives and moving image fans. It gives you space for your videos. The only criterion is that the film clips for a festival entry must last 45 seconds or no longer.
About the Festival: Autovision is the iternational festival for business films, commercials, TV formats, websites as well as online, interactive and multimedia productions of the automotive and mobility industry.
About the Festival: The French Deauville Green Awards offer a unique opportunity for companies, institutions, NGOs and municipalities to give wide exposure to their sustainability communication activities through film and video.
About the Festival: Production companies create added value for agencies and advertisers! The aim of the organizer CFP-E (Commercial Film Producers of Europe), is to promote this and make it visible. To ensure this for the future, the organization created the Young Director Award more than 20 years ago.
About the Festival: The Meduc Award is a media award and competition for young creatives. Under the motto "You have something to show? Then bring it on!", pupils, trainees, students and graduates up to 1 year after completing their training are invited to implement their creative ideas and submit the projects.
About the Festival: London International Awards stands as a champion of the creative process, the creatives themselves and of course, fantastic creative work. Created for creatives, we stand for great creative ideas. The LIA remains the only film festival owned by a woman and whose full-time staff are all women.
About the Festival: At the CommAwards the most creative ideas from the categories film, sound, space, print, outdoor, digital, PR and health are judged and awarded! Juries? Real experts from creation and production and whoever satisfies them will be rewarded - with ranking-relevant points! Germany's most unusual ideas divided into seven categories. To win, the only thing that counts is creativity!
About the Festival: Quadriga University of Applied Sciences is the organiser of the Digital Communication Award as a competition for online communication on a practical and academic level . A panel of leading practitioners and academics will judge outstanding online projects and campaigns, including film and video production.
About the Festival: Edi. is the quality award for Swiss commissioned productions of advertising, industrial and corporate films. The video and film competition is under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs. The award ceremony is organized by Swissfilm Assocation.
About the Festival: The animago AWARD is a worldwide established competition for 3D animation & still, visual effects, visualization & design since 1997. In its history, the competition can boast over 23,000 productions that took part in the festival and faced international competition.
About the Festival: The Cresta Awards are an international advertising award, among others for TV / Cinema / Online Film. The aim of the globally recognised awards is to recognise high standards of creative achievement in the international advertising, digital design and marketing communications industry.
About the Festival: The promotional award of the German Advertising Film Academy (DWA) is announced to give a face to young directors in the German-speaking advertising film landscape and to support them.
About the Festival: The Eurobest Creativity Report is the definitive European ranking for measuring excellence in the coming year. It also includes in-depth commentary on the winning entries, insights from the jury rooms and a detailed look at the key trends and themes emerging from the work submitted.
About the Festival: The creative industries are affected by Covid-19 just as many other industries are - especially financially. Contracts were terminated and budgets cut. However, we believe that good design is an essential value and performance feature and one of the most important success criteria of any company. Now more than ever!
About the Festival: Business films from German-speaking countries can be submitted to the International Business Film Days. Eligible are productions from the following countries/regions: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and South Tyrol.
About the Festival: Art and culture shape our shared reality. They question what makes a person in the digital world. In their role as cultural ambassadors, artists recognize the potentials and pitfalls of our current digital transformation. Every submission for the Prix Ars Electronica and the STARTS Prize is automatically considered for the Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity.
About the Festival: In order to be able to assess the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the award is divided into three disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Each competition is organised once a year. The submitted products, brands and communication projects as well as design concepts and prototypes are evaluated by the Red Dot jury.
About the Festival: Since its founding in 1984, the VIDEONALE - Festival Video and Time-Based Art Forms has taken place every two years and, with its ambitious programme of exhibitions and festivals, has developed into one of the most important festivals in this field in Germany and Europe.