Last Day to Submit Entries: July 10, 2018
Event Date: November 8, 2018 in Los Angeles

Cablefax’ Program & Trailer Awards are the perfect opportunity for all your shows, talent and entertainment icons to shine! 

Cablefax is on a mission to find the best of the best regardless of where it originated or how consumers watch it. PLUS New for 2018, Cablefax is combining the Trailer Award categories into one award program to streamline your entry process. Cablefax will continue to recognize the most effective and buzz-worthy trailers promoting theatrical movies, TV shows and series, mobile and web content, the latest releases in the world of gaming and e-sports, branded content and beyond.  

New this Year: Check out the Short Form (5 minutes or less) and Mobile/Online.  Download pdf of all available categories for easy reference.

Program Award Categories

What are the best shows running on screens around the world? Who are the best actors and actresses that make fans tune in on all screens? We want to know!

New this Year: Check out the Short Form (5 minutes or less) and Mobile/Online.  Download pdf of all available categories for easy reference.

Platinum Shows and People

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Program
  • Best New Program
  • Best Showrunner

Best of the Best

  • Best Branded Content
  • Best International Content
  • Best Mini-Series
  • Best Opening Sequence
  • Best Video on Demand Program/Special

By Genre: Best Show or Series

  • Animals/Nature
  • Animated
  • Comedy
  • Children’s
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Education / Instructional
  • Faith Based / Religious
  • Family Friendly
  • Food
  • Music
  • News
  • Public Affairs
  • Reality
  • Reality Competition / Game Show
  • Regional Program
  • Sci Fi
  • Sports
  • Talk Shows
  • Other: Enter your best in a genre not mentioned above

By Genre: Best Actor/Actress/Host

  • Animals/Nature
  • Animated
  • Comedy
  • Children’s
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Education / Instructional
  • Faith Based / Religious
  • Family Friendly
  • Food
  • Music
  • News
  • Public Affairs
  • Reality
  • Reality Competition / Game Show
  • Regional Program
  • Sci Fi
  • Sports
  • Talk Shows
  • Other: Enter your best in a genre not mentioned above

Mobile/Online & Short Form (5 Minutes or Less) NEW!

  • Best Overall
  • Branded/Marketing Campaign/Advertising
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Horror
  • Documentary
  • News/Information
  • Sports/Recreational
  • Podcast/Videocast
  • Educational/Instructional
  • Children’s/Family Friendly
  • Animated
  • VR/AR
  • Preview/Sneak Peek
  • Social/Viral
  • Gaming/e-Sports
  • Online/Mobile Extras for a Linear Show

Trailer Award Categories

Don’t miss your chance to gain recognition for promos and sizzle reels that entice viewers to watch and engage with their favorite shows, movies, video games, web content and consumer brands. This program covers both creative categories as well as nuts-and-bolts marketing metrics related to tune-in, engagement, sales and overall reach, allowing all the departments that contribute to well-packaged trailers to receive worthy recognition for this vital yet often overlooked marketing tool.

Download pdf of all the available categories for easy reference. 

Platinum Categories

  • Top Trailer
  • Top Network Sizzle Reel
  • Best Editing
  • Best Directing
  • Best Sound / Music Mixing
  • Best Graphics
  • Most Intriguing / Mysterious
  • Most Creative / Surprising
  • Most Viral / Shareable
  • Most Interactive
  • Best Virtual Reality Trailer/Promo

Outstanding TV and Web Content Trailers

  • New Show / Series
  • Returning Show / Series
  • Movie / Mini-Series
  • Documentary
  • Integrated / Cross-Platform Show/Series
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Suspense
  • Reality / Docu-Series
  • Sports
  • News / Public Affairs
  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality Content
  • Branded Network

Outstanding Movie Trailers

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Horror
  • Thriller
  • Science Fiction
  • Romance
  • Youth
  • Fantasy
  • Historical/Period
  • Documentary
  • Sports
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Content

Outstanding Branded Trailers

  • Consumer – General Trade
  • Technology
  • Software Apps
  • Amusements
  • Food / Travel
  • Real Estate
  • Toys and Games
  • Governmental
  • Non-Profit
  • Corporate Responsibility/Social Good

Outstanding Trailers in Gaming

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Puzzle
  • Kids
  • Comedic
  • Horror
  • Strategy
  • Sports
  • Social Conscience
  • Science Fiction
  • Massive Multiplayer
  • Fantasy

Entry Guidelines

How to Enter

For each entry, provide:

  • Brief summary that identifies objectives, intended audience, and any unique creative elements (max: 100 words)
  • Upload the Trailer or a link to view. If trailer is posted on a secure website, please provide login information.

Entry Deadline:

June 22, 2018

Entry Fees

The price of your first entry is $350. If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $230. Late entry surcharge of $150 per entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.

Who Should Enter

The 2018 Program & Trailer Awards are open to all studios, producers, TV networks, and web producers, gaming companies and producers of branded content designed to build excitement around consumer brands and services. In addition, PR, marketing and publicity firms and other partners are eligible to compete on behalf of their clients.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, the program or trailer must have been created and/or aired between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to have been completed during the eligibility period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Previous Winners

Contact

Submission Questions

Please contact:

Mary-Lou French
mfrench@accessintel.com

Sponsorship

To sponsor Cablefax’s Program & Trailer Awards, please contact:

Olivia Murray
omurray@accessintel.com

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