CREATIVE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL

5 Annual December 01, 2015 to December 31, 2015

 
Category

Experimental Short Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
June 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
July 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Filmmaker Hospitality Deadline
August 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Filmmaker Appreciation Deadline
September 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately November 7, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 61 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Photo of the Director - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Film Award
Awarded to the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive submitted short length film of the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Director Award
One award will be awarded to the key credited Director(s) of the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive directing work in a submitted short length film of the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 200 U.S. Dollar

Best Experimental Short Film Award
Awarded to the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive experimental short length film of the experimental short films that are screened during the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Screenplay Award
Awarded to the key credited Screenwriter(s) of the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive script work in a submitted short length film of the films that are screened during the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Director of Photography Award
Awarded to the key credited Director of Photography on the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive visual appeal in a submitted short length film of the films that are screened during the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Actor Award
Awarded to the Actor that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive actor performance in a submitted horror, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller or drama feature or short length film of the films that are screened during the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Actress Award
Awarded to the Actress that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive actress performance in a submitted horror, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller or drama feature or short length film of the films that are screened during the festival in the current year. Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Cinematography Award
Awarded to the key credited Cinematographer of the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive camera work in a submitted horror, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller or drama feature or short length film of the films that are screened during the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Picture Editing Award
Awarded to the key credited Picture Editor of the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive editing work in a submitted horror, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller or drama feature or short length film of the films that are screened during the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Sound Design Award
Awarded to the key credited Sound Designer of the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive sound design quality in a submitted horror, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller or drama feature or short length film of the films that are screened during the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Special Effects Award
Awarded to the key credited Special Effects Artist of the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive special effects work in a submitted horror, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller or drama feature or short length film of the films that are screened during the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Best Original Music Score Award
Awarded to the key credited original Music Composer of the film that is selected by Creative Arts Film Festival, at their sole discretion, as the most impressive overall original music composition in a submitted horror, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller or drama feature or short length film of the films that are screened during the festival in the current year. All Creative Arts Film Festival selections and/or decisions are final.
Sponsor:CAFF
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

To be eligible to screen at the Creative Arts Film Festival (CAFF), your film does not have to be a World Premiere or a USA Premiere. Also, there are no restrictions on what year your film was completed or if it has screened at any other film festivals. Also, ALL non-original portions of your film MUST be cleared and You must have permission to use someone else’s work. If you submit a film with copyrighted or trademarked materials included and you do not have written permission to use them, you will not be eligible to screen at CAFF. You must be legally authorized to represent the entire work, in writing.

All films must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes (including credits). Films can be original or adapted works, and all production formats are eligible. Your film must be in English, or subtitled or dubbed in English. CAFF does accept films that are Works-In-Progress.

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FOR PREVIEW, WE ACCEPT:

1. A link to an online version of your film. Passwords are okay for the PREVIEW stage.

OR

2. A DVD of your film (NTSC, Region 0 or 1).

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Rest assured that CAFF will not change your film submission category. CAFF leaves your film submission in the category you’ve chosen (example: if you submit your film as a drama film, rest assured that it will be considered as a drama film).

Please clearly label ALL materials submitted with at least the film title. CAFF does not return submitted materials, so please do not send us your master copies. All CAFF decisions are final.

Thank You and Good Luck from the Creative Arts Film Festival.