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iKon Awards 2024 Submissions are open, learn how to submit in this article
iKon Awards 2024 Submissions are open, learn how to submit in this article
iKon Awards 2024 Submissions are open, learn how to submit in this article

The iKon Awards 2024 edition was officially launched on the 18th of Monday at Kampala Serena Hotel in a glamorous ceremony attended by industry professionals, partners, and media. The launch marked the beginning of the submission process for films vying for recognition at the Awards.

In the first edition, filmmakers raised concerns about the complexity of the film submission process, which involved the iKon Awards website, email submissions, and physical submissions. This year, the process has been streamlined to make it accessible to filmmakers worldwide. The submission process now utilizes the standard procedure through FilmFreeway, a platform familiar to many filmmakers who have used it for various festivals.

However, the submission requirements remain the same, so ensure that you have all the necessary information, including the legal documents, about your film. This includes proper credits for the individuals who starred in and worked on the movie, the movie's logline and synopsis, the movie poster, the movie trailer, and all other relevant details about your film.

ikon Awards producer Usama Mukwaya at the recent launch of the second edition of Ikon Awards. Courtesy Photo. 

For those who are new to FilmFreeway, here are some simple steps to navigate the submission process:

Create a FilmFreeway Account:

If you don't have a FilmFreeway account, sign up for one on the FilmFreeway website.

Search for The iKon Awards:

Once you have an account, use the search bar on FilmFreeway to find "The iKon Awards" or use the following link: https://filmfreeway.com/TheIkonAwards, which will take you directly to the submission portal.

Review Submission Details:

On The iKon Awards' FilmFreeway page, you will find information about submission categories, deadlines, entry fees, eligibility criteria, and submission guidelines. Carefully review all the details. The categories are also provided in this article.

Prepare Your Movie:

Ensure that your film meets the technical specifications and format requirements specified by The iKon Awards. Common formats include MP4, MOV, or DCP. Make sure your film includes accurate subtitles if required.

Complete the Submission Form:

Click "Submit Now" to begin the submission process. Fill out the submission form with details about your film, including its title, runtime, genre, and language.

Upload Your Film:

Follow the prompts to upload your movie file to the platform. FilmFreeway typically provides a secure and straightforward way to upload your film.

Submit Additional Materials:

If The iKon Awards requests additional materials such as a movie poster, director's statement, or press kit, upload them as specified.

Review and Confirm:

Double-check all the information you've provided and ensure that you've followed the guidelines accurately. Then, click "Submit" to finalize your submission.

Monitor Your Submission:

After submitting, you should receive a confirmation email from FilmFreeway. You can also log in to your FilmFreeway account to track the status of your submission.

Follow Up:

Keep an eye on your email for updates from The iKon Awards regarding the selection process, screening schedules, and any other important information.

Remember that it's crucial to adhere to The iKon Awards' specific guidelines and deadlines for a successful submission. If you have any questions or encounter any issues during the submission process, you can usually reach out to the iKon Awards Team for assistance.

Here are the contest categories available:

  1. Best Film
  2. Best Director
  3. Best Lead Actor
  4. Best Lead Actress
  5. Best Supporting Actor
  6. Best Supporting Actress
  7. Best Emerging Film
  8. Best Director of Photography
  9. Best Screenplay
  10. Best Sound
  11. Best Editor
  12. Best Costume Designer
  13. Best Makeup and Special Effects
  14. Best Production Design
  15. Best Visual Effects
  16. Best Short Film
  17. Best Documentary
  18. Best Animation Film
  19. Best Student Film
  20. Best Actor in a TV Series
  21. Best Actress in a TV Series
  22. Best TV Series

Submit here: https://filmfreeway.com/TheIkonAwards