Atlas Awards

The Atlas Awards are a collection of 35 international film awards presented by Atlas & Aeris as part of the Atlas Awards International Film Festival. The private, two-week, online festival showcases excellent independent films to a global audience, culminating in the presentation of the Atlas Awards. Atlas & Aeris and a professional jury of award-winning independent filmmakers select the festival’s Atlas Award winners, whom the magazine presents with official laurels, certificates of award, and engraved prizes. The Atlas Awards celebrate achievements of emerging and established filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors, as well as achievements in film production, different genres of film, and overall cinematic accomplishment. Ticket sales to the Atlas Awards International Film Festival are open to the public a few weeks prior to the start of the festival.

Atlas & Aeris selects submitted films for the festival's official selection, the collection of films chosen to screen at the annual festival. The magazine nominates films from the official selection for Atlas Awards: Editorial Awards are then selected by Atlas & Aeris, and Jury Prizes are selected by the jury.

THE AWARDS

Jury Prizes

Atlas Aeris

The Atlas Aeris Prize awards the year's Best Film with an official, engraved, bronze statue of Atlas, a certificate of award, official laurels, and recognition in Atlas & Aeris. 'Atlas Aeris' originates from the Latin for 'Atlas of Bronze' and represents the festival's commitment to internationalism and art. The prize is open to films of all lengths, genres, and countries of origin.

Atlas Vitri

The Atlas Vitri Prize awards the year's Best Foreign Language Film with an official, engraved, glass book, a certificate of award, official laurels, and recognition in Atlas & Aeris. 'Atlas Vitri' originates from the Latin for 'Glass Atlas' and represents the festival's commitment to internationalism and art. The prize is open to films of all lengths, genres, and countries of origin.

Jury Prize

The Jury Prize awards the film that, in the opinion of the jury, demonstrates the greatest promise on the part of the filmmaker. The prize celebrates the accomplishments of emerging filmmakers, especially first-time filmmakers, filmmakers with budgetary constraints, and students. The prize awards an official, engraved globe, a certificate award, official laurels, and recognition in Atlas & Aeris. The prize is open to films of all lengths, genres, and countries of origin.

Peace Prize

The Peace Prize awards the film that, in the opinion of the jury, advances peace to the greatest degree. The eligibility of film subjects for this prize is unlimited. The prize awards an official, engraved globe, a certificate of award, official laurels, and recognition in Atlas & Aeris. The prize is open to films of all lengths, genres, and countries of origin.

Editorial Awards

Best Overall Categories

Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Documentary Short Film

 

Best Genre Categories

Best Action Film
Best Animated Film
Best Art Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Drama Film
Best Horror Film
Best New Media Film
Best Science Fiction Film

 

Best Emerging Filmmaker Categories

Best Student Film
Best First Film

 

Best Writing Categories

Best Original Feature Screenplay
Best Original Short Screenplay
Best Adapted Feature Screenplay
Best Adapted Short Screenplay

 

Individual Acting Awards

(GENDER-NEUTRAL)

Best Actor/Actress
Best Actress/Actor

 

Production Awards

Best Directing
Best Casting
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Original Music
Best Production Design
Best Sound Editing
Best Special Effects
Best Visual Effects

 

Editorial Award winners are awarded with official laurels,
a certificate of award, and recognition in Atlas & Aeris.


 

 

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