If you're planning or developing a project in Iowa, you'll find plenty of qualified, experienced cast and crew members in all corners of the state.

Whether your project involves film, television or video, you'll find a large number of professionals among IMPA members, including directors, producers, editors, production assistants, actors, writers, hair & makeup professionals, directors of photography, sound pros, lighting experts and grips, art directors, special effects experts, prop masters, location managers and more!

 

 

Awards Entry Form

24th Annual IMPA Awards Submissions are Open!

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards! The IMPA recognizes outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa’s moving image production industry, in all its forms. Winners will be recognized at IMPA's annual awards ceremony on Saturday, May 2 at the historic renovated Pella Opera House in Pella, Iowa.  There are two levels of recognition, the Award of Achievement and the Award of Excellence. 

Our Awards have been redesigned for the 24th Annual Iowa Motion Picture Event!

The IMPA's NEW Premium Acrylic Award has been redesigned in the shape of the Iowa Motion Picture Logo -- The State of Iowa Clap Board in shimmering acrylic on a sturdy two-tiered base -- to stand alone anywhere you wish to display it. 

The IMPA Logo and this Distinctive Award are designed to reflect the fact that Iowa and media creation in all its forms go hand in hand.  Iowa has the locations, the professional cast and crew, a great working environment, and the talent to create outstanding, excellent work in movies, television, webcasting, commercials, and all forms of moving image commmunication -- and does so every day.

The Iowa Motion Picture Awards recognize and honor that expertise and achievement with these newly-designed elegant Awards.

 

 

Please follow the Instructions for Entering the IMPA Awards page for rules, eligibility and preparing each submission.  Once your entry is in order, you may complete the entry form below (one form for each category's submission), which will process your payment via PayPal.

Save on your entry fees by becoming an IMPA Member!  You will have all the advantages of IMPA membership and discounts at IMPA events, including workshops, seminars, and other events throughout the year.  During the past 24 years, the Iowa Motion Picture Association has conducted more than 175 workshops, seminars, and networking events.

The most recent networking opportunity was the 2nd Annual IMPA Golden Globes Event at the Fleur Theatre in Des Moines January 11, 2015 – with panels and Red Carpet interviews featuring numerous independent Iowa filmmakers and actors.   

For the second year, this event was made into a 30-minute television program by Mediacom, showcasing the Iowa Production Community.  This event was also sponsored by Produce Iowa--the State Office of Media Production, the Fleur Theatre, Mediacom, and the Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance.

When you become a member of the Iowa Motion Picture Association, you also receive immediate Membership Discounts for your 2015 Awards Entries, as shown below.  

ENTRY FEES

Enter the Awards NOW at the EARLY BIRD RATE! 

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 Early Bird Entry Rate Through Saturday, April 18

Members $40
Non-Members $65
Student Members $30
Student Non-Members $45

  

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP IN THE IOWA MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION 

Professional Membership

   $55

Student Membership

$25

Institution/Government/CVB/Chamber Membership

 $100

Corporate Membership (5 members)

 $250

Join the Iowa Motion Picture Association Now!

Entry Checklist

  • One entry form for each submission in each category
  • Upload the following to your own IMPA Dropbox Folder, which you have created within your own regular Dropbox Folder.
    • 10 minutes of media which highlight the skill or category to be judged
    • A different 15-second clip for each entry for the Gala Show Reel - to introduce your project on the big screen the night of the Awards
    • Headshots for acting entries
  • Share your IMPA Dropbox folder with info@impa.tv

  • For Documentary, Educational, Narrative Long Form\Long Form Entertainment, Short Form Entertainment, and Animation, you can send 5 NTSC DVD(s) containing the full program in its entirety to: IMPA Awards, C/O Shirley Long, P.O. Box 311, Ankeny, IA  50021 -- or you can upload to Dropbox, following the instructions.

Questions may be directed to --

Deb O'Bryan Walters at iowawriter@gmail.com (515-313-7866)

or Francesca Soans at soansf@yahoo.com 

or Shirley Long at screenwritersagency@gmail.com (515-964-4599)

 

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Entry Information

Please review the official rules and specific category requirements.  

Early Bird rates continue through Saturday, April 18, 2015.  

Please email screenwritersagency@gmail.com with questions, or if you have a time crunch.







Entry Checklist

  • Complete one entry form for each submission in each category

  • Upload the following to your own IMPA Dropbox Folder, which you have created within your own regular Dropbox Folder.

    • 10 minutes of media which highlight the skill or category to be judged

    • A different 15-second clip for each entry for the Gala Show Reel - to introduce your project on the big screen the night of the Awards

    • Headshots for acting entries

    • Share your IMPA Dropbox folder with info@impa.tv

  • For Documentary, Educational, Narrative Long Form\Long Form Entertainment, Short Form Entertainment,

      

 

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