8th Annual

Providence Children's Film Festival

February 17, 2017 to February 26, 2017


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
September 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 23.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
Regular Deadline
November 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 33.00 28.00
Student Fee 28.00 *
Late Deadline
November 25, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 43.00 38.00
Student Fee 33.00 28.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 5, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately January 7, 2017

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 30 minutes

Projects completed after February 1, 2014

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
REGION 2    
REGION 3    
REGION 4    
REGION 5    
REGION 6    
REGION 0    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
Our audiences vote on what they believe to be the Best Short Film in the festival.

Special Jury Award
Special Jury Award is given to the Best Short Film that the PCFF Special Film Jury selects.

Hasbro Inc. Special Hospital Jury Best Short Film Award
The jury is that determines the winner of this award are children in the Hasbro Children's Hospital.
Sponsor:Hasbro Inc.

Category Rules

All accepted short films are to be shown on a digital file. Our preferred format is Quicktime: h.264 codec, 1920x1080 frame size at 30fps.

The individual or entity submitting this film (1) warrants that it holds all necessary rights for submission of this film for exhibition in the Providence Children's Film Festival ("PCFF") and use in related promotional and educational events prior to the festival and up to 24 months thereafter and (2) shall indemnify and hold harmless PCFF from and against any and all claims, costs, suits, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and court costs) by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, royalties, publicity and/or screening related to the film. In addition, the individual or entity understands that PCFF will handle the film, film media and any related materials with a maximum of care but shall not be held liable for any damage or loss during the shipping, preview or screening of the same.

Accepted filmmakers agree to arrange and pay costs of shipping the film print or exhibition material to PCFF, including payment of shipping, insurance and customs fees. PCFF is responsible for the return shipping.

Final acceptance decisions are made by the PCFF Director of Programming with assistance from the festival film jury. These decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Final film format decisions of accepted films are solely decided by the PCFF Director of Programming. We will make every effort to show on the best format, with the best resolution and sound quality but there are no guarantees. Exhibition formats and level of screening quality may change based on equipment availability and venue changes.

The Providence Children’s Film Festival is granted the right to utilize and excerpt from any film or image submitted and accepted for exhibition at the festival, on the PCFF website, and for promotional purposes.

Please do not put multiple films on the same DVD. Submission and screening formats for feature length films include DVD, Blu-Ray, on-line screener and DCP. Please test your digital files before sending.

All accepted short films are to be shown on a digital file. Our preferred format is Quicktime: h.264 codec, 1920x1080 frame size at 30fps. Other options may be used but will remain in their native format.

PCFF shall use best efforts to ensure correct title and credits are listed on festival materials but shall not be held liable for inadvertent errors and omissions. PCFF reserves the right to adjust dates and times of film screenings/festival and shall not be responsible for delays or cancellations due to equipment failure, shipping delays, inclement weather, the condition of the prints delivered, or for any reason outside the control of PCFF.

PCFF reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for herein.