19th Annual

Sonoma International Film Festival

March 30, 2016 to April 03, 2016

 
Category

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
October 21, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
December 18, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
January 18, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 2, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 60.00 45.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 2, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 25 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
Spanish
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Jury Award: Best Short
Best short film as determined by a jury of Industry professionals.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Best Animated Short
Best animated short film as selected by a jury of Industry professionals
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

PLEASE NOTE SCREENING LINKS (IN LIEU OF DVD'S) ARE ENCOURAGED AFTER SUBMITTING VIA WAB".


All submissions arriving via mail post must be in DVD region 1 or 0 format NTSC.

Submissions will NOT be returned. Please use appropriate packaging to prevent DVD damage.

Please be sure to write the WAB Tracking # and Film Title on the disc itself in case the disc becomes separated from its box.

For international submissions (outside U.S.) - filmmakers MUST write on the package, "NO commercial value - for cultural purposes only."

SIFF is NOT responsible for the customs fee and other charges.

Good Luck, we're looking forward to seeing your film, and upon acceptance, welcoming you to one of our country's most unique festivals where we celebrate the very best in film, food & wine!

Program decisions will be made early March 2016 or sooner.