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 $300 per entry fee.
If you are submitting in an acting category, you are required to pay the standard $300 per entry fee.

Students can submit films in the Best Short/Student Film category. Submissions in this category are $100 per entry. 

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,  and documentaries, can be submitted if they were produced for first-run release in a U.S. market.

Please email us at with specific details on the issue you are encountering, and we will endeavor to assist you as expediently as possible.

Nominees will be announced on or about July 15th. All Primary Contacts will receive email notification of when nominees will be announced, as well as the press release. Nominees will be listed on the Imagen website.

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