Footcandle Film Festival

23-Sep-2020 To 27-Sep-2020

Hickory , United States

Awards & Prizes


Feature-length (running time greater than 40 minutes) and short films (running time less than 40 minutes) will be screened at the festival covering a variety of subjects.

Submissions will be categorized in one of four categories: Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Narrative Feature, or Documentary Feature. At the festival closing ceremonies awards will be given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Short as selected by a jury, and two awards selected by festival attendees - Audience Favorite Feature & Audience Favorite Short.


The Visiting Writers Series of Lenoir-Rhyne University will provide a $1,000 cash prize to a first place winner and a $500 cash prize to a second place winner of the scriptwriting competition. All entries will be reviewed and the winners will be announced in June of 2020.

The winners will be asked to receive their award in person on Thursday, September 24th at an event co-sponsored by the Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series and the 2020 Footcandle Film Festival. The event will consist of the authors discussing their work and their writing process, a table reading of a portion of their winning scripts, and a Question-and-Answer session. A travel stipend and complimentary hotel room will also be provided to the winning scriptwriters.