It’s Awards Season in Hollywood! Check out The Golden Trailer Awards for Digital Media, Movie Marketing Pros

It’s awards season in Hollywood, and the entertainment marketing industry is no exception. The Golden Trailer Awards is calling all digital media and graphic design/entertainment pros to submit trailers, posters and other advertising to its 14th annual competition, honoring the best in cinema advertising.

“Movie trailers play an increasingly important role in entertaining us and helping us determine where to spend our leisure time. The best trailers are works of art in their own right, expertly blending elements of cinema and advertising,” states the competition organizers on GoldenTrailerAwards.com. “Each year through an open competition judged by film industry notables, the Golden Trailer Awards recognize the creative people who make movie trailers, and the best examples of their unique art, in a gala award show.

In true Hollywood fashion, The Golden Trailer Awards is promising a glamorous 90-minute awards ceremony on May 3 in Los Angeles, showcasing 16 of its categories devoted to feature film previews.

“Since moviegoers consistently rate movie trailers as the most entertaining part of the theater experience, the Golden Trailer Awards celebrates the craftsmanship and allure of these potent mini-epics with a fast-paced show whose frenetic and sometimes irreverent style is perfect for the post-MTV era.”

Many FIDM Digital Media Alumni work for companies honored with Golden Trailer Awards. Check out two GTA13 winners and read more details about The Golden Trailer Awards 14 below. Early bird pricing ends January 18.

GTA13 Winner: Best Animation/Family

Rango “Teaser”, (Paramount Pictures), by The Ant Farm

GTA13 Winner: Best Comedy TV Spot

The Green Hornet “Paradise” , Columbia Pictures, by Vibe Creative, Inc. and Greenhaus GFX

Deadlines:

  • EARLY Entry Dates: Dec. 16th, 2012 to January 18th, 2013
  • REGULAR Entry Dates:  January 19th, 2013 to March 1st, 2013
  • LATE Entry Dates:  March 2nd, 2013 to March 8th, 2013
Categories:

Show categories include

  • Best Action
  • Best Animation/Family
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Drama
  • Best Horror
  • Best Independent Trailer
  • Best Music
  • Best Romance
  • Best Thriller
  • Best Video Game Trailer
  • The Don LaFontaine Award for Best Voice Over
  • Golden Fleece
  • Most Original Trailer
  • Summer 2013 Blockbuster Trailer
  • Trashiest Trailer
Non-show categories include Technical Categories, Foreign Trailer Categories, TV Spots, Poster Categories, Standee Category, Advertising in Theater & Onscreen, Original/Experiential Cinematic/Movie Advertising and Film Festival Category. Click here for more details.
Pricing:
TRAILER/TV SPOT ENTRY PRICES:
STUDIO ENTRIES: Trailer/TV Spots Entry Prices
        • EARLY Studio Trailer/TV Spot entries are $180.00 ($100.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Regular Studio Trailer/TV Spot entries are $200.00 ($100.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Late Studio Trailer/TV Spot entries are $220.00 ($100.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)

INDEPENDENT ENTRIES: Trailer/TV Spots Entry Prices

        • EARLY Independent Trailer/TV Spot entries are $140.00 ($80.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Regular Independent Trailer/TV Spot entries are $160.00 ($80.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Late Independent Trailer/TV Spot entries are $180.00 ($80.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)

Pre-Theater Advertising/Original/Experiential Cinematic/Movie Advertising Entry Price

        • EARLY Entries = $180.00 ($100.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Regular Entries = $200.00 ($100.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Late Entries = $220.00 ($100.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)

POSTER/STANDEE ENTRY PRICE

        • EARLY Poster/Standee entries are $80.00 ($50.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Regular Poster/Standee entries are $100.00 ($50.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Late Poster/Standee entries are $120.00 ($50.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)

FESTIVAL Entry Prices (for both Festival Trailers and Festival Posters)

        • EARLY Festival entries are $80.00 ($50.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Regular Festival entries are $100.00 ($50.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
        • Late Festival entries are $120.00 ($50.00 for each additional category maximum 2 additional categories per entry)
Rules for Entry GTA2013

Rules for Trailer/TV Spot/Video Game Entries

  1. Trailers must be under 4 minutes and 30 seconds long (no exceptions)
  2. Creation dates for Trailers/Teasers/TV spots/Video Game Trailers: In order to be eligible, the above mentioned must be created between April 20th, 2012 through March 8th, 2013. That is the creation date of the trailer NOT the film (or video game).
  3. In order to be eligible for SUMMER 2013 BLOCKBUSTER which is for a Film RELEASE date between May 3rd, 2013 until September 2nd, 2013 (the upcoming 2013 summer blockbuster season). The trailer must be made for a film being released this Summer 2013.
  4. Maximum up-loadable size for trailers is 40MB (please note, the larger the file, the longer the upload for larger files, please be patient if you have a slow connection)
  5. Please NO “bars and tone”, NOR “Company Slates” on the front of the trailer. The trailer should begin just after you hit play.

Rules for Poster/Standee Entries

  1. The creation date for posters is between April 20th, 2012 until March 8th, 2013
  2. Except for SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER which is for a poster for a FILM RELEASE date between May 3rd, 2013 until September 2nd, 2013 (this upcoming Summer 2013 Blockbuster Season).
  3. Maximum up-loadable size for posters is 10MB

Click here to for more information and to submit your movie trailer or movie poster to The Golden Trailer Awards.

Digital media awards show: The Golden Trailer Awards

Digital media awards show: The Golden Trailer Awards

Questions/comments? Email the editor, Mani O’Brien at mo’brien@fidm.edu

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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