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Submit Your Anime Shorts to the Audience Awards!

Online short film contest runs April 26 through May 2, 2016; deadline for entries is April 25. is currently accepting entries for short anime films and videos that are 45 minutes or less in length. Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit to the Audience Awards 2016 Anime Short Film and Video Contest for The Audience Awards online short film contest that runs April 26 through May 2, 2016. The film with the most votes wins $300 and all of the filmmakers who compete gain invaluable exposure including press and social media engagement.

Anyone may submit to this contest, but videos will be judged for admittance into the contest before audience & jury voting opens. Preliminary judging will be based on quality of content and adherence to the assignment. Videos will be judged on a score of 1-3. Videos that score a 1 will not be allowed to compete in the contest.

Contest Details:

Submit your film by April 25, 2016 at 8:00pm MT

Voting opens on April 26, 2016 at 8:00am MT

Voting closes on May 2, 2016 at 9:00pm MT

Entry fee is $25


  • 1st Place Jury Award: $150 Site Credit
  • 2nd Place Jury Award: $100 Site Credit 
  • 3rd Place Jury Award: $50 Site Credit 


  • 1st Place Audience Award: $300 
  • 2nd Place Audience Award: $60 Site Credit 
  • 3rd Place Audience Award: $30 Site Credit 



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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.