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01-Apr-2015 7:31am PDT  

 

San Francisco International Film Festival

58 Annual: April 23, 2015 to May 07, 2015

  Documentary Short

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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

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
 
October 6, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee: Films Under 30 Minutes 35.00 30.00
Standard Fee: Films Under 50 Minutes 45.00 40.00
College Students: Films Under 30 Minutes 30.00 25.00
College Students: Films Under 50 Minutes 40.00 35.00
Bay Area Filmmakers: Films Under 30 Minutes 30.00 25.00
Bay Area Filmmakers: Films Under 50 Minutes 40.00 35.00
SFFS Filmmaker Pro Members: Films Under 30 Minutes 25.00 20.00
SFFS Filmmaker Pro Members: Films Under 50 Minutes 30.00 25.00


November 3, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee: Films Under 30 Minutes 60.00 55.00
Standard Fee: Films Under 50 Minutes 70.00 65.00
College Students: Films Under 30 Minutes 45.00 40.00
College Students: Films Under 50 Minutes 55.00 50.00
Bay Area Filmmakers: Films Under 30 Minutes 45.00 40.00
Bay Area Filmmakers: Films Under 50 Minutes 55.00 50.00
SFFS Filmmaker Pro Members: Films Under 30 Minutes 40.00 35.00
SFFS Filmmaker Pro Members: Films Under 50 Minutes 45.00 40.00


December 1, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee: Films Under 30 Minutes 80.00 75.00
Standard Fee: Films Under 50 Minutes 90.00 85.00
College Students: Films Under 30 Minutes 80.00 75.00
College Students: Films Under 50 Minutes 90.00 85.00
Bay Area Filmmakers: Films Under 30 Minutes 80.00 75.00
Bay Area Filmmakers: Films Under 50 Minutes 90.00 85.00
SFFS Filmmaker Pro Members: Films Under 30 Minutes 80.00 75.00
SFFS Filmmaker Pro Members: Films Under 50 Minutes 90.00 85.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Mar-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 50 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2014


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
HDCAM  
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Golden Gate Award for Documentary Short
Cash Award Value: 2,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Golden Gate Award: Bay Area Short First Prize
Bay Area residents are eligible for the Bay Area Short First Prize of $1,500.
Cash Award Value: 1,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Golden Gate Award: Bay Area Short Second Prize
Bay Area residents are eligible for the Bay Area Short Second Prize of $1,000.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
Animated Short films are 50 minutes and under.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the San Francisco International Film Festival as a qualifying festival for the short film (live action, documentary and animated) competitions for the 87th annual Academy Awards.

Note: Previous television or Internet broadcast will disqualify a work from Oscar consideration.

Deadlines are postmarked dates.