Film Annex launched a monthly contest called the War of Films a little over a year ago; they give out $2,000 to a winner each month that had highest number of votes within that month. The votes come from total number of tweets, Facebook Likes and now the new Google +1.
People who do win can still participate again as long as they’ve got a new film to promote.
Film Annex currently has 220,000 users, that’s a lot of films!
Bottom line is the chances of winning lie entirely on you and how much effort you put into spreading the word through social media.
Having entered a film contest myself where you’ve got no clue who is reading your stuff and what your chances of winning actually are, War of Films is a breath of fresh air.