9th Annual

Films for the Forest

March 11, 2018 to March 11, 2018

 
Category

Short (4-20 min)

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 1, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Student Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
January 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
January 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
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

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 15, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 4 minutes to 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after December 1, 2016

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

The Peace, Love and Happiness Award
Accepted film entries from all categories are eligible. The prize will be awarded at the F3 screening during the SXSW Film Festival Community Screenings, in March 2018. It will go to the film chosen by the Judges as the Peace, Love and Happiness winner. Only one winner will be selected. Winning filmmaker does not need to be present to win.
Sponsor:JP’s Peace, Love and Happiness Foundation
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Short Film
Accepted film entries from the short and youth categories are eligible. The prize will be awarded at the F3 screening during the SXSW Film Festival Community Screenings, in March 2018. Laurels will be awarded for the the film chosen by the Judges. Only one winner will be selected. Winning filmmaker does not need to be present to win. Updates to come on the prize for this category.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Films entered into this category can be up to 20 minutes long. This year's theme is "Because the World Can't Wait". Filmmakers are encouraged to combine their interpretation of the theme with a forest-related topic to create their films.

All film styles (documentary, animated, stop-motion, etc.) are accepted. Amateur and professional independent filmmakers of any age and at any stage in their career may enter. You may enter separate films from the same creator, but each film requires a separate submission and a separate entry fee. Films entered must be completed after December 31, 2016.

Please see General Festival Rules for additional rules that apply to all entries.