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Join us on August 22nd at 8:00pm ET for our Awards Ceremony!!  You can view at the STAR Festival Online Facebook Live event or on YouTube at 

Join us for the first ever online festival to recognize ACTORS for their expertise and skill in the art of self-tapes.  All done online as a professionally-judged event over a three-week period.

WHY:  We decided to create something brand new that all actors could be a part of.  This is your opportunity to show our judges your skills as an actor.  With self-tapes becoming more and more prevalant to our industry, we thought now would be the perfect time to show off your talent and your professional set up.

HOW:  You pick the genre, the script and the reader you want to use for this and create your self-tape audition.  These should be at least 1 minute in length and no longer than 2:30.  Remember to bring your A Game!!  Since this is a self-tape, we ask that you record as many as you like and submit your best work!!  Choose the genre that fits you the best!!





Theatrical / Musical




  • You must print out our logo (right click on logo and click save) at the top of our website and display it somewhere during your entire audition.

  • Prior recordings cannot be submitted

  • Length - 1:00 minimum - 2:30 max 

  • All videos to be submitted via YouTube (public or unlisted link) or Vimeo

  • Must use a reader (no monologues)

  • Slate at Beginning (show us your personality) with your name and your Reader's name

  • You may enter for multiple genres, you will need pay for each submission

  • We do not accept submissions using a script for any upcoming film/tv projects

  • S.T.A.R. Festival does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national original (ancestory), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, in any of its operations or activities.

  • Submissions not meeting the above guidelines will not be refunded


Your self-tape will be judged including the following categories:

  • Character Performance

  • Backdrop

  • Lighting

  • Camera Quality

  • Slate

  • Reader​



Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Overall

Best Reader


Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Overall

Best Reader


Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Overall

Best Reader



Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Overall


Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Overall

Best Reader


Ages 7 - 10

Ages 11 - 13

Ages 14 - 17

Best Reader


Best Overall

WHEN:   Our event kicks off on June 1, 2020 and runs until August 1, 2020


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $15 - June 1st - June 6th

OPENING REGISTRATION - $20 - June 7th - July 25th

LATE REGISTRATION - $25 - July 26th - August 1st

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