The ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film Awards Are Back

'Star Wars' Fan Film Awards

It’s that time again – you can can make your own Star Wars short for fun and earn a profit from it. How cool would that be? The Star Wars Fan Film Awards are officially back and you have the chance to win one of seven $250 prize packs and you can get your short film posted online for the world to see. What do you have to do to win? Well, it all starts with making your own short film and being sure you follow all the rules. Submissions will be judged on filmmaking (or animation) talent, storytelling, character design and development, acting and voiceover talent, originality and entertainment value. There are many different great categories that winners will be chosen from so you can do the style of your choice and really make it your best.

Here’s all the important info you need to know:

STAR WARS FAN FILM AWARDS 2016

Welcome to the Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016, a celebration of fan creativity inspired by a galaxy far, far away! Create and submit your ownStar Wars film for a chance to win a Star Wars Prize Pack consisting ofStar Wars-themed merchandise, a limited edition print of Star Warsconcept art autographed by the artist, and a commemorative trophy.

Log in to access a sound asset pack of official Star Wars sounds to use in your film. Award categories include Filmmaker Select, Best Animation, Best Non-Fiction, Spirit of Fandom, Best Comedy, Best Visual Effects, and Audience Choice.

Submissions are open through 11:59 p.m. PT on April 24, 2016. Enter now and may the Force be with you!

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Stay tuned here because we’ll be following the contest and hopefully seeing some really awesome Star Wars shorts we can share with you. Planning to enter? Tell us about it!

Lisa Mason

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.