Tarshis Film Awards
The Animal Film Festival is proud and honored to partner with the Adam and Amber Tarshis Foundation to offer cash awards to winning filmmakers.
Tarshis Short Film Awards:
Short films (:30 - :90 seconds) that successfully, creatively and convincingly highlight the issues of animal suffering in modern farming, food production, and/or laboratory research, and provide messages that influence people to pursue a more plant-based lifestyle.
Tarshis Short Film Awards Requirements:
Awards may range from $500 to $3,000.
Projects must be completed films between :30 - :90 seconds in length. Visit this page for sample films that are powerful and effective that give excellent examples of how winning projects must be inspiring in message.
Winners will be presented with their awards during the 4th annual Animal Film Festival, Saturday February 25, 2016 at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, California.
Applicant must hold artistic, budgetary and editorial control and must own the copyright of the project.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be citizens or legal residents of the United States or its territories.
All projects must have a full-length rough or fine cut to be considered.
Final cuts of projects must be :90 seconds or less in duration.
PROJECTS NOT ELIGIBLE
Projects having broadcast lengths greater than 90 seconds.
Projects in the script development stage.
Thesis projects or student works that are co- or solely-owned or copy-written, or otherwise editorially or fiscally controlled by the school.
Industrial or promotional projects.
The cash awards will be presented to the submissions that best highlight animal abuse and suffering in modern farming or laboratory research in a manner that influences viewers to pursue a more plant-based lifestyle. This award is provided by the Amber and Adam Tarshis Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for animal welfare wherever it is needed, from shelters and farms to university laboratories and classrooms.
Entrant also agrees to grant AFF permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed - in whole or in part for AFF touring and the AFF ROKU channel. Entrants with submissions to categories offering cash awards funded by the Adam and Amber Tarshis Foundation further grant the Foundation rights to the accepted films and underlying content and copyrights for any non-commercial uses.
Entrants MUST hold all copyrights to content and music used in the submissions.
2018 Tarshis Short Film Award winners
2017 Tarshis Short Award winners