16th Annual

Santa Cruz Film Festival

October 03, 2018 to October 07, 2018

 
Category

Documentary Short (< 50 min)

 

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
April 16, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
May 18, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
June 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
August 1, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 50 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
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  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

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EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> 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 - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Documentary

Spirit of Action Prize
Award presented to a film that explores and celebrates those who advocate for change and/or whose goal is to call action to important and relevant social, political and economic issues.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice Award
This prize is shared with other categories.

Director’s Award for Artistic Merit
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

PROGRAMMING INFORMATION

Films may be screened more than once during the Festival.

The Festival covers one-way shipping. In case of loss or damage while in possession of the Festival, the responsibility of the Festival is limited to the costs of repair or replacement of the print or tape material only.

Student and Local filmmakers please include proof of enrollment and/or Santa Cruz/Monterey County residency.