Florida Film Festival

24 Annual April 10, 2015 to April 19, 2015

 
Category

Short Films

 

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
October 24, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Late Deadline
November 21, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 1, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 65.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 27, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 41 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from U S A

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Special Jury Award

Grand Jury Award
The Florida Film Festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS). The Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short and Best Animated Short automatically qualifies the winner for the next year's Academy Awards in the categories of Best Live Action Short and Best Animated Short.

Audience Choice Award
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Entries must have at least 51% U.S. funding.
Running time for all Short Films must be 40 minutes or less.
Please be sure you can provide your finished film in the exhibition format you are claiming it will be available in on your entry form. Failure to do so may result in removal from the festival program.
Films produced, financed or initiated by major motion picture studios are not eligible for the competition. However, any film conforming to the above guidelines and purchased by a studio after completion is eligible.

Entries MUST include a film synopsis, a complete cast/credits list, and stills (if sent on disks or email they must be at least 300 dpi resolution). The synopsis should be a well-written, concise description of the basic plot and premise of your film. Maximum synopsis length is 150 words for features, 50 for shorts.
The synopsis and stills may be used in the program guide and will be available to distributors, members of the press and filmmakers.
If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry form is required for each one.

Please DO NOT affix paper labels to your DVD screener, as they tend to come loose after multiple viewings and can damage the equipment.