Fernleif Productions 2nd Annual

"Best of the Best"

2017-18 Competition


The Second Annual Best of the Best Competition (BOTB), is looking for the Best of the Best in films and screenplays. The winners in each category cash prizes and awards to help promote their amazing work within the industry. You are competing against some of the best in the industry. Now is your time to shine.

This worldwide competition strives to give emerging writers, filmmakers and actors an opportunity to compete based on their talent alone. If you feel that the work you have created is better than anything else out there, then this is the competition for you. Accepting submissions from all over the world, BOTB is open to an amazing array of talent from both established and emerging markets.

We thank you for your support and look forward to your best work!!

Film Competition Categories:

Accepting both Short and Feature film entries of any length, including a categories for Animation and Documentary

Writing Competition Categories:

Accepting both Short and Feature screenplays, teleplays, and series format of any length.

Cash Awards Totalling $1000:

The Best of the Film Catogory and the Writing Category winners will each receive cash prizes.

Call for Entries Opens: August 1, 2017

New Year Deadline: January 1, 2018

First Call Deadline: February 1, 2018

Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2018

Regular Deadline: April 1, 2018

Late Deadline: May 1, 2018

Extended Deadline: June 1, 2018




See your hard work get the reward it deserves


  • Cash awards for best in each category
  • Certificates of Outstanding Awards
  • Possible Credit Listing on IMDB

There are several ways to submit. You can submit through FilmFreeway


Or submit through WithoutABox


Entry Fees depending on category and deadline added bonuses

(Prize awards and dates subject to change)

Additional information on Judging and Screening process:


A panel of judges will have an opportunity to view the entries in both the Film and Writing categories.  After careful consideration, they will vote on which ones, in each category, are the Best of the Best.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning entries. The Feature Film and Short Film with the highest number of votes will be screened. 


Ticketing for the Screening event costs $20 and is limited to the first 50 paid reservations.  Screening Attendance fee is payable only through PayPal and must be paid in full before attending. Tickets will stop being sold on June 21, 2017 or as soon as the total sales reaches 50 paid reservations. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Tickets are non-refundable, but are fully transferable with advance notice to Fernleif Productions, Inc.  Attendee must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the screening.


SCREENING LOCATION – June 22, 2018 – 1PM to 5PM
The finalists in the Film competition will be screened in the Ocean Screening Room in beautiful Santa Monica, California the premier digital cinema in Santa Monica.  What better place to see a film in summer than on the coast of sunny California.  Here, you will xperience a breathtaking vista of the Pacific Ocean from the theater entrance. Chosen by Universal, Disney, Paramount and Sony as the Santa Monica Academy Awards screening venue, Ocean Screening also screens for Grammy Awards as well as Sundance. Screening location subject to change.

The Ocean Screening Room is located at 1401 Ocean Ave, 1st floor (cross street Santa Monica Blvd.). Ocean Screening shares the same building as Sushi Roku and Water Grill. Validated parking is available behind the building in the underground parking. The screening room is located on the lobby level.  Directions can be found here:

  • Ocean Screen Room Directions