The short and student film categories are a part of a separate competition that will start in April. Make sure to sign up for Imagen’s newsletter to get alerts on when it opens.

Independently produced documentaries pay a $150 fee per entry. Independent feature film productions do not qualify for this fee.

If you are submitting in a feature film category, you are required to pay the standard $250 per entry fee. Keep in mind that your competition may be major studios.

If you are submitting in an acting category, you are required to pay the standard $250 per entry fee. Bear in mind that your competition may be actors from major productions.

As a not-for-profit organization, all fees collected from entry submissions go directly into the time spent processing your submission and the expenses for producing the Imagen Awards. Consequently, we cannot waive any fees. All submission fees are non-refundable.

Yes, Spanish language television programming, feature films, advertising, online series, documentaries, local and national informational programs, and student films can be submitted if they were produced and released or aired in a U.S. market.

Nominees are announced in late-June/early-July. All Primary Contacts will receive an email notification of when nominees will be announced, as well as the press release. Nominees will be listed on the Imagen website.

Nominees will be provided one (2) complimentary non-transferable tickets to the Imagen Awards. Additional tickets for guests will be available for purchase. Complimentary ticket allocation is subject to changes.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Imagen Foundation at (626) 376-9751 or by email at