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1. 5 minute film of any genre

2. Music Video (Note: due to copyright restrictions, this category is limited to original recordings from indie artists for which you have permission.)

3. A Day in the Arts District Short (winner selected by DADA Board for use in future PR)


All films submitted must have a maximum running time of 5 minutes or less.

Do not use copyrighted material without permission (for music scores, we recommend      area songwriters/composers or music library sites like AudioNetwork.com).

Films will be screened for a general audience, so keep it PG.



Go to the DADA website www.dadaws.net to submit your film under the FILM tab.

Films must be submitted as a 1080p, h.264 in a mp4  file format 10GB or Less

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED by December 13, 2019 at 11:59 PM

AWARDS ( to be selected by our panel of distinguished judges (TBA) ):

Best of the 5M:
Winner in each category
Runner UP in each category

Peoples Choice/Audience Awards in each category: 


Gift Certificates from our sponsors and one year Individual DADA Membership

Additional 5M Awards for:
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Original Music
Best Poster


Public Screenings will be held during the January 3, 2020 DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop . Awards will be presented at a time TBA on the same evening
Winning 5 M Film Festival screenings will also be held at a second date/time TBA

Submit to the 5M