13th Annual

Macon Film Festival

August 16, 2018 to August 19, 2018

 
Category

Student - Shorts

 

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
October 6, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
January 26, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
February 26, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
June 15, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 5 minutes to 45 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Audience Choice Award
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Submissions for the Student Shorts category can be films on any subject matter from any film genre that range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes in length. Films should be submitted online through Withoutabox.

Please note, Student Shorts category submissions selected as official selection films for the 2018 festival will not be eligible to receive screening fees. This category does not contain any premiere status restrictions.

Student filmmakers must provide a valid student id at the time of submission. Student ids can be uploaded to the FilmFreeway press kit or e-mailed directly to the festival’s screenings and submissions committee at maconfilmfestival.submissions@gmail.com.

Official selection Student Short films are eligible to win a 'Best in Show' award ($1500.00), 'Best of Student Shorts' category award ($800.00), and 'Narrative Shorts Audience Choice' award ($500.00).

Official selection filmmakers are required to provide two copies of their official selection film for festival screenings. At least one copy must be a Blu-ray or NTSC DVD. Pro-Res or H.264 digital files can be accepted as the second screener copy.

To qualify for the 2018 Macon Film Festival submissions must have been completed by May 31, 2016. Submissions completed prior to May 31, 2016 will not be accepted.