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In the world of Movie Business the best films can compete for awards at several film festivals. Nominations and awards received at festivals, in addition to gain the prestige of the producer and creators, also bring tangible benefits in the form of greater interest of audience, and thus higher profits generated by the movies.

In the game there are several festivals. Each has certain unique features, which distinguish it from other.

Festivals can be classified according to several criteria:

  • requiring submitting to the festival by the player or not (automatically submission)
  • commercial and independent festivals
  • for the best or the worst films

To apply for the awards at the Festival of concrete production must be reported. For some festivals this occurs automatically, for others player has to do it explicity. Submitting a film by the player requires additional promotional costs. Their amount depends on the popularity and prestige of the festival. If film meets the criteria of the festival firstly get nominaton. Later from a set of nominees winner is elected.

Festivals available in MB2

In Movie Business 2 following festivals are available:

Name Prize Type Description
American Academy Film Award Oscar Commercial Academy Award commonly known as Oscar (the. Oscar lub Academy Award) annual prize awarded by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science) in film. This mainly applies to American cinema.
Cannes Grand Prix Commercial The most important European film festival. It takes place every year in July in Cannes (France). Enjoyed great prestige in the industry. Promotes European cinema and art.
Sundance Film Festival Sundance Independent The world's most important independent film festival. It takes place every year in January at Sundance. Enjoys high prestige among independent filmmakers. For many of the winners was a ticket to career World. Promotes young unknown artists to a wider audience (a relatively low popularity).
Warsaw International Film Festival Audience Award Commercial Warsaw International Film Festival (the. Warsaw International FilmFest, former Warsaw Film Week, Warsaw Film Festival) – takes place annual at the beginning of October in Warsaw. Presents new world cinema films, European and Polish. The festival is held the audience poll.
Award For Worst Film and Creators Golden Raspberry Commercial Golden Raspberry (the. Golden Raspberry) award given to the worst films and filmmakers. (opposite Oscar). The organizer of the project is a film critic John JB. Wilson. Golden Raspberry statuette is made of plastic, painted with gold paint and tape okręconego super-8 film. Behind the stand is the iced tea box. Is mounted on the base of a golf ball-sized raspberry. The market value is estimated statuettes four dollars and ninety-seven cents. Malicious say, increasing the value of the statues, because it is increasingly difficult to get the tape super-8. Prizes are awarded for twenty-four hours before the Academy Awards.
New Horizons Audience Award Independent Era New Horizons or New Horizons film festival held every year in Wroclaw. The main goal of the festival is the presentation of artistic cinema, unconventional and uncompromising. The program is laid with a view to the audience demanding and looking for new experiences in art and experience, Waiting from the creators of their own, original language. “); The originator of the festival was Roman Gutek, and the organization deals with Gutek Film and the association of New Horizons.

Parameters festivals

Each festival is characterized by the following parameters:

  • time – particular month during the year when the prizes are awarded
  • prestige – affects the number of prestige points which player receives after winning nominations / awards at the festival
  • popularity – affects the amount of audience, who wants to watch a movie after winning nominations / awards
  • Promotional costs – costs, which have to be spend during the submitting to film festival
  • the level of which is available for the player
  • categories in which prizes are awarded
  • criteria that film must fulfilled, to be nominated


Each festival awards in different categories. Here is a list of categories in which the various festivals award prizes.

Festival Best movie Best Actor/ Best Supporting Actor Best Actress/ Best Supporting Actress Best Director Best Special Effects Best photos Best Music Best Screenplay
Oscar + +/+ +/+ + + + + +
Cannes + +/+ +/+ + + + +
Sundance + +/ – +/ – + +
Wmff +
Golden Raspberry * + +/- +/ – + + + +
NH +

* In case of the festival Golden Raspberry awards are relate to the worst performance in specific category.

Awards and nominations

The following items are taken into account in the nomination and awarding prizes at festivals.

  • assessment of the creator / movie
  • script level
  • ambition of genre
  • target (target group) of production
  • number of creators

Additionally, in the case of some festivals / awards the following parameters can be taken into account.

  • popularity and talent of artists
  • studio
  • script parameters

Impact on other elements of the game

Winning nominations or awards affects the following elements:

  • Prestige of producer.
  • The popularity of the film (cases higher profits)
  • Popularity of artists (and also by the popularity impacting their price)
  • Talent of creators

The degree of the impact depends on the prestige and popularity of the festival and the nature of distinctions (nomination / award).

Compilation of available festivals

The following table presents a summary of festivals in the game.


Time (month)


Popularity Promotional Costs Available on the level of Brief characteristics
Oskar March **** ***** 2 500 000 Amateur Flashes, flashes and Hollywood glitz. Preferred blockbusters.
Cannes July ***** **** 1 000 000 Graduate Promotes European cinema and art.
Sundance January *** *** 10 000 Amateur Promotes young unknown artists to a wider audience .
WFF October * * 100 000 Graduate Presents new world cinema films, European and Polish.
Golden Raspberry February **** Amateur Festival for the worst films and creators.
NH August ** * Professional The main goal of the festival is the presentation of artistic cinema, unconventional and uncompromising.

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