Who

CINE honors and champions the creators of exceptional media content. For 60 years, we have presented the prestigious Golden Eagle Award to hundreds of filmmakers at every level of their careers — from students through seasoned professionals.

Why

The CINE Golden Eagle Award has launched the career of emerging young filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg (1969), Ken Burns (1981), and Pixar Animation (1987); given wings to revolutionary series The Sopranos and Planet Earth; and solidified Martin Scorsese and Barbara Kopple as some of our most respected and celebrated media makers. Recent “alumni” are working throughout the industry at studios and networks and premiering their films at major festivals.

New

In the 60 years since CINE was founded, the media industry has changed dramatically. So have we.

Explore our Golden Eagle Awards — separated into Professional, Emerging/Independent and Student/Youth consideration cycles. And for young composers, join the over 600 composers worldwide who have competed in our annual Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers.

Explore More: Who Are You?

I am a
Professional Media Maker

The CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Professional Media honor originality and excellence in storytelling in professionally produced and/or commercially distributed media across all genres and platforms. View the deadlines, eligibility, rules and judging criteria here.

Call for Entries: August 28, 2017
Early Deadline:
 October 27, 2017
Final Deadline: January 26, 2018
Awards Announcement: April 24, 2018

I am an
Indie
or emerging filmmaker

The CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Independent & Emerging Media honor originality and excellence in storytelling in independently produced scripted and unscripted shorts, features, episodic content and virtual reality. View the deadlines, eligibility, rules and judging criteria here.

Call for Entries: January 8, 2018
Early Deadline:
 February 16, 2018
Final Deadline: March 30, 2018
Awards Announcement: June 19, 2018

I am a
Student
Media Maker

The CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Student & Youth Media honor originality and excellence in storytelling in student and youth-created short content, including animation, documentaries and scripted films. View the deadlines, eligibility, rules and judging criteria here.

Call for Entries: May 2, 2017
Early Deadline: June 2, 2017
Final Deadline: June 30, 2017
Awards Announcement: September 21, 2017