21st Annual

Playhouse West Film Festival

March 23, 2018 to March 25, 2018

 
Category

Narrative Short Film

 

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 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
December 3, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
December 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 14, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard 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 January 29, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 11 minutes to 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

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
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

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
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actor in a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Actor in a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actress in a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Actress in a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Director of a Short Film
Jury Award for Best Direction of a Short Subject Motion Picture
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Short Subject Screenplay
Jury Award for Best Short Subject Screenplay
Sponsor:Playhouse West Film Foundation
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice Award
Best Short Film
Sponsor:none
This prize is shared with other categories.

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.