awards & prizes

Audience Favorite




Best Film - Best Use of the Inspiration Package

Performance - Lead

Performance - Supporting


Production Design


Song or Music

Sound Design




  • Alamo Drafthouse Recommends - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

    • A prize pack valued at $300 with merchandise and/or movie passes for the Springfield Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

  • Plot Twist - Plotline Film

    • Self-explanatory + $100 Prize !!

  • Comedy - Spring Vegas Sketch Show

    • Self-explanatory.

  • Credits Design - Springfield Creatives

    • The opening and/or closing credits of your Film will be evaluated using two factors:

      • The overall design of your sequence(s)

      • How well the design supports the content of your Film

  • Out Of This World - The Ozarks CW

    • Will your film take us where no film has gone before?

    • Show us your best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Out of this Earth/Inspirational film and you could be selected as a finalist for the Ozarks CW Saucer Award, presented by KY3.

  • Positive Portrayal of a Pet or Animal - Becky Meadows

    • Self-explanatory.

  • Pop Culture Reference - Fanatics and the Fan

    • Pop culture references and easter eggs are synonymous with good movies and as common as someone falling down in a scary movie and Fanatics and the Fan loves easter eggs and pop culture call outs.

    • So this year we want to reward the best use of pop culture references in your films.

    • Even if it's creative use of the Force or a prefectly timed “indeed”, or even wonderful Shazam.

    • We do ask that when you submit your film you work where their call outs are so we can find them.

    • Send the location of your call outs to this email ONLY:

    • The prizes for this free tickets to an upcoming pop culture convention Geekmas.

    • A feature guest spot on Fanatics and the Fan

    • A chance to host your own panel at Geekmas

    • $200 cash prize and a few more nerdy awesome prizes.

    • So good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

  • Special Effects - Studio 2060

    • Self-explanatory.

  • Youth Excellence in Film - The Judith Enyeart Reynolds School of the Performing Arts for the Springfield Little Theatre

    • Recognizing crew members/actors under the age of 18

  • "Most Star Quality" - Acting for Real

    • Who is qualified to be nominated?

    • You must be a first-time actor in a SATO48 project.

    • It's okay if they have worked on films in the past, just not as the "lead" or "supporting" actor. What is the prize?

    • Two prizes.

      • Winner: 8 Hours of private coaching with Jonna Volz ($320 Value)

      • Runner-Up: 4 Hours of private coaching with Jonna Volz ($160 Value)

    • The private coaching sessions can be used for any of the following services:

      • On-Camera Acting Technique for Film, Television, Sitcom, Commercial, and Voice-Over.

      • Develop Acting Reel Content

      • Audition Coaching for Casting Calls

      • SelfTape Coaching

      • Career Consultation

      • Acting Reel Consultation and Editing

  • Run & Gun - Hometown Studios (Costello Films)