It all started with an award-winning Producer/Director/Writer working in Utah. Like most professionals in the industry he was creative and adaptable and was called upon to do a lot of different kinds of media. While he continued with his full-time film job, in his off hours he created this incredible company to provide support to his growing family.
Ultimately, he created a company which recognized excellence by filmmakers of all aspects so they may be measured by the same scale. He included a lot of categories to represent all aspects of filmmaking, judging criterion that was comprehensive grading technical, content and creative achievement, a fee structure in which not all entrants subsidized the winners, an incredible-looking, quality, customized statue they could share with their clients, and a complimentary holographic certificate that was awarded with each winning entry.
Now, filmmakers receive credible recognition for reaching levels of professional quality. It is a reward system which recognizes more than one winner or no winners at all and is purely based on creator’s abilities invested into each motion media creation. Filmmakers of all kinds are welcome to enter from a selection of many categories which include corporate, entertainment, educational and instructional, technical, interactive, broadcast, and/or student works. Specialists can also be recognized for specific areas such as writing, directing, cinematography, animation, and many more within the creation of their motion media work. In the last 20 years we have receive entries from film and media organizations of all sizes, major companies, national and international groups, independents, and developing creators.
Today, we take the judging process to a new level to give higher quality assessments which include aligning judges specialties to the kind of work entered, qualifying each judge based on their Aurora wins and experience, providing guideline standards for exceptional work within each category, clearly defining the scoring process to our new judges, and providing online judging built-in with new technology making it easier to accomplish. We invite you to learn why all this is important in this developing website.
We are also focusing on new and effective ways to market our winners and their talents, allowing entrants to define their purpose for better promotions. This new website is just the beginning of the things you will see because of our desire to assist and reward all those who are working hard to create excellent works in film and video.
LEARN WHAT THE AURORA AWARDS OFFERS YOU
We are here to help filmmakers and the film industry by providing a standard to reach. We desire that all motion media creators improve in the realm they create work for others. Learn about how we help make that happen.
OUR VALUES & SERVICES
The Aurora Award's values are unique. We value and seek to encourage filmmakers as they seek growth--we expect them to reach for excellence in each creation. We also promote good values in content. Learn more.
OUR ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS & PROCESSES
All entries which are not released for all 5 national US feeds are eligible for our competition. Your entries are judged nationally by working award-winning professionals to score and provide feedback. Then we produce winners lists based on the results and provide promotional tools for marketing your accomplishments. Learn more.
We proudly offer you more for your entry dollar by providing judging feedback. Other benefits include deadlines that are withheld as announced, quality service, a listening ear, flexibility, and a desire to innovate marketing for filmmakers. Learn more.
THE AURORA AWARD
The Aurora Award is a symbol of excellence and literally stands taller than other industry film awards. Her beauty was designed to praise your accomplished filmmaking efforts. Learn more.
OUR PROFESSIONAL JUDGES
We have gained a great panel of judges from 20 years of experience --award-winning working professionals who care about each entry. Three separate panels review your entry, score in the areas of Execution, Content and Creativity. And they provide feedback in the areas of Best Elements and Improvements. Learn more
The Aurora Awards proudly displays our winners and their winning titles on our website (under construction on this very new site). We link the entrant’s company back to their own website so all may see and learn how to reach our winners to have their next film or video made. Learn more.
I like that the Aurora Awards have high standards in their judging. We know if we win an Aurora Award that we have done something special. I was drawn to enter by the quality of the competition and the statue. I love the statue. It is high quality and very impressive to showcase.
-- Mark Rodin, Director, Seminole Productions Florida State University
One of America's great video competitions!
-- Dave Fulton, Image Resources, Inc., Indiannapolis, IN
Established in 1996, the Aurora Awards values the art of filmmaking and we believe all filmmakers have the abilities to reach excellence. We are working to develop innovative ways to encourage excellence and also to help market not only the work produced but also profile of the artist.
Please help us to move this forward by becoming a part of our community of filmmakers seeking to reach a higher standard of excellence.
Join with us.