20th Annual

Playhouse West Film Festival

March 24, 2017 to March 26, 2017

 
Category

Narrative 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
November 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
December 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
January 8, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 23, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

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
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Film
Jury Award for Best Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation

Best Actor in a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Actor in a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation

Best Actress in a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Actress in a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation

Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation

Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation

Best Director of a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Direction of a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation

Best Short Subject Screenplay
Jury Award for Best Short Subject Screenplay
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation

Audience Choice Award
Best Short Film
Sponsor:none

Category Rules

Narrative Short Subject Motion Pictures must be in English or with English subtitles.

Narrative Short Subject Motion Pictures must be UNDER 40 minutes in length, including credits.

Any Narrative Short Subject Motion Picture is eligible for a festival award.

SPECIAL NOTES (PLEASE READ):
(1) Playhouse West Film Festival only accepts/screens films in which at least one of our members, current or alumni, was involved in a key area in the making of the film (i.e. actor, director, producer, writer, director of photography, editor, composer, etc.).

***PLEASE READ: ALL ENTRIES MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER LISTING ALL PLAYHOUSE MEMBERS AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE FILM (i.e. actor/role, director, writer, etc.).

(2) To be eligible for Best Short Subject Screenplay award, the Jury may request a digital copy (PDF file) of the screenplay. The screenplay must be an original screenplay, or a screenplay based on other source material (novel, short story, true story, etc). But it cannot be a remake of another film or screenplay.