Silk Road Online Film Festival is the online competition of Silk Road International Film Festival.
Silk Road Online Film Festival specifically helps independent filmmakers to raise their visibility through the web.
The 5th Silk Road Online Film Festival 2017 Competition brings the Festival to you, as you watch exclusive features, shorts & web series 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.
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 an online certificate of recognition
Submit your film today! 
When the films are shortlisted for the ONLINE festival, here’s how to vote:
1. Login or create a free account. (available to login/sign-up in March 2017)
2. Visit the screening pages for any of the features, shorts & web series available to watch on Silk Road ON DEMAND
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.
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:
Best Feature Narrative
Best Feature Animation
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Narrative
Best Short Animation
Best Short Documentary
Best Web Series
Live Action Virtual Reality:
Best Narrative Film
Best Documentary
Animated Virtual Reality:
Best Narrative Animation
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.