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Silk Road Online Film Festival is the online competition of Silk Road International Film Festival also known as Silk Road Film Festival (www.silkroadfilmfestival.com)

The 5th Silk Road Online Film Festival 2017 Competition brings the Festival to you, as you watch exclusive features, shorts, web series & music videos from the official selected ONLINE Festival slate, then the registered users of Silk Road ON DEMAND can vote for your favorite to win. The winners of the Best Online Awards receive special recognition and a distribution deal with Silk Road ON DEMAND video on demand platform.

THE INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE WILL BE THE JURY: BY VOTING FESTIVAL FILMS SCREENING ONLINE

Silk Road Online Film Festival allows you to watch shortlisted Festival titles and log your vote on the film up to five stars. The best average vote-getters will win a distribution deal with Silk Road ON DEMAND video on demand platform and the award of Best Feature, Best Short, Best Web Series, Best Music Video

Submit your film today!

When the films are shortlisted for the ONLINE festival, here’s how to vote:
1. Login or create a free silkroadondemand.com account. (available to login/sign-up in March 2017)
2. Visit the screening pages for any of the features and shorts available to watch on 5th Silk Road International Film Festival ‘Online 2017.
3. Watch at least half of the film. No shortcuts: just jumping to the middle of the film won’t cut it.
4. Sometime after the halfway point, the box labeled “VOTE!” below the screening window will change from text to stars. NOTE: you may have to scroll down or exit out of full screen mode to view the “VOTE!” box. The film will not pause.
5. Click on the number of stars you wish to award the film and your vote is counted.
If you left the screening page without registering your vote, you can return at any time an enter your preferred number of stars. Take your time: you may only vote once.
It’s just that easy to make your voice heard at this year’s Silk Road Online Film Festival 2017. Enjoy these extraordinary films, and experience the Festival from the comfort of your home.

Silk Road Online Film Festival specifically helps independent filmmakers to raise their visibility through the web.

Awards & Prizes

After the public voting is complete the best vote-getters will win a online certificate of recognition from Silk Road Online Film Festival and a distribution deal with Silk Road ON DEMAND video on demand platform for:
FEATURE:
Best Feature Narrative
Best Feature Animation
Best Feature Documentary
Best Feature Inspirational
Best Feature Indie Film

SHORT:
Best Short Narrative
Best Short Animation
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Inspirational
Best Short Micro Film
Best Short Indie Film

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Best Web Series

Live Action Virtual Reality:
Best Narrative Film
Best Documentary

Animated Virtual Reality:
Best Narrative Animation

After the public voting is complete the best vote-getters will win a online certificate of recognition from Silk Road Online Film Festival and have their content available in the library of Silk Road Online Film Festival through Silk Road ON DEMAND video on demand platform:
Best Music Video
Best Commercial

Live Action Virtual Reality:
Best Music Video
Best Commercial
Best Travel Experience

Animated Virtual Reality:
Best Music Video
Best Commercial

The festival panel of esteemed Judges will vote for the Best in the following selected categories only whereby the Director will receive a online certificate of recognition fromSilk Road Online Film Festival:

Best Director Feature
Best Director Short
Best Director Music Video
Best Director Commercial

Best Director VR Live Action
Best Director VR Documentary
Best Director VR Animation
Best Director VR Music Video
Best Director VR Commercial

Rules & Terms

By submitting to the Festival you confirm that you own the rights to the content and you agree to allow your project to be shown on the Silk Road ON DEMAND platform as part of the Silk Road Online Film Festival for the selected festival screening period. Your name and information about your project may be used for promotion.
Content from 2015, 2016, 2017 accepted.