17th Annual

Phoenix Film Festival

April 06, 2017 to April 13, 2017


Short Documentary - US Made


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
August 29, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
October 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
November 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 19, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00

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

Category Details

Approximately February 13, 2017

Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2015

Projects must originate from USA

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Copper Wing Award
Best Short Documentary
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Film must not be longer than 30 minutes.

1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered.
2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.
3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.
4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.
5. I understand that the Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release The Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.
6. Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the Phoenix Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s).
7. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.
8. If selected as a participant in the Festival,digital images, a trailer and synopsis of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection.
9. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance.
10. Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from February 1 to April 30, 2017 if selected. Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere. This does not include Sedona or Tucson
11. A film will not be considered in multiple categories unless the film is entered in each category and payment is made for each entry. The entrant must select the appropriate category at time of submission.
12. This film will not be available online publicly until the completion of the 2017 Phoenix Film Festival.
13. This film was made in the United States.