WAVE Awards

The WAVE Awards proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

Submissions for the 2024 WAVE Awards will open on October 13, 2023. Please check back later. Thank you!

Our wonderful community of producers has worked hard all year and now it is time to see the best of the west recognized. If you have a TV show, film, event or short form video up for recognition, please consider submitting to the WAVE’s. The early bird deadline is Friday, October 8, 2021, so submit now to save on the submission fees!

W.A.V.E. stands for Western Access Video Excellence. This amazing awards program is part of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) West Region Conference and Trade Show. This contest is open to residents of CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, COLORADO, HAWAII, NEW MEXICO and ARIZONA.

The Alliance, as it is known, is a national network of TV and radio stations and PEG access advocates whose mission is to promote free speech and greater civic engagement through community media. The ACM West Region represents hundreds of local affiliate stations from six western states.

By competing in the WAVE Awards, you add your voice to thousands of others interested in community media. By submitting, you are allowing this non-profit affiliate network specific access to your film, TV show or web series. This GREATLY increases your visibility and potentially exposes many more to your unique voice.