Brunei Content Festival 2023 Award opens for submissions

Good news creatives! The highly anticipated Brunei Content Festival Award is back this year.

First launched in 2022, the award aims to raise awareness and promote local content by recognising content creators, producers, talents and industry players, as well as to generate more high-quality local content with commercial potential that can be distributed and telecasted through Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms and other digital media platforms.

It will also provide opportunities for local production companies and new media content producers to collaborate with each other in co-producing, marketing, and distributing new media content, said Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry in a statement.

Image: The Bruneian

There are two main categories for the award – the Industry Category and Open Category.

Under Industry Category, which is open to businesses, the subcategories include Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Horror and Best Advertisement.

Meanwhile, Open Category which is open to freelancers, students of higher learning institutions, and individuals comprised subcategories Best Brunei Identity, Best Short Film, Best Music Video and Best Short Film Under Institute of Higher Learning (IHL).

Furthermore, there will also be Jury Awards given chosen from the submissions of Industry and Open Categories. The special awards are Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Social Media Content, Best Editing, Best Direction, Best Performance, Best Actor and Best Concept.

Image: The Bruneian

Entry to the Brunei Content Festival 2023 Award is now open for submission until 23 June 2023.

Any completed content that has been released in Brunei Darussalam or is currently airing, between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2023 is eligible to participate.

Registration and further information on the Award are available at, and any queries can be directed to

The winners will be announced at the Brunei Content Festival 2023 Award Night, which is scheduled to be held in September 2023.

An industry forum, the Brunei Content Festival 2023 Content Screening and the Brunei Content Festival Award Night are among the main events. – Analisa Amu


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