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22-May-2015 3:09pm PDT  


Rochester International Film Festival

57 Annual: April 30, 2015 to May 02, 2015

  Short Films


Deadlines & Entry Fees

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

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
December 1, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

January 25, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00

February 5, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

Approximately 15-Mar-2015

Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
Film Gauge

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer

Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.

Official Selections
All Official Selections receive a Rochester International Film Festival Trophy.
Sponsor:Movies on a Shoestring, Inc.

Best of Fest Award
The most popular films from our festival as indicated by audience surveys are added to of Best of the Fest collection
Sponsor:Movies on A Shoestring, Inc.

Honorable Mention
Recipients shall receive an award certificate.
Sponsor:Movies on a Shoestring, Inc.

Certificate of Merit
Each recipient shall receive an award certificate.
Sponsor:Movies on a Shoestring, Inc.

Category Rules
Our selection process has two stages. Each entry is first viewed in its entirety by MOAS members, who discuss the film and vote whether to keep it for final judging. Every filmmaker receives a critique letter summarizing viewers' comments about his or her entry. When preliminary judging is completed, three final judges view all the entries that were kept and make the final festival selections. Each entry chosen for the festival receives our distinctive Shoestring Trophy. We also offer home accommodations and local transportation for filmmakers whose works are screened at the festival.

The festival is open to films in all genres. Preview DVD's must be in NTSC format.

Maximum length of entries is 30 minutes.

Each entry must stand alone as a self-contained work. Episodes of a series, video components of a multimedia installation, or other fragments of larger works will not be accepted.

Entries must be submitted on DVD for preview.

Multiple entries on a single tape or disc are not permitted.

A completed entry online and entry fee of $35 (earlybird fee payable in U.S. funds) or standard fee of $50 (payable in U.S. funds) must accompany each entry. Make checks payable to Movies on a Shoestring, Inc. International entries must be paid in international money orders payable in U.S. funds).

Entries must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2015.

Entries must be sent by regular mail: UPS, FedEx, and other delivery services cannot deliver packages to P.O. Boxes.

All possible care will be taken in handling of entries; however, Movies on a Shoestring, Inc. cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to entries.

Festival screening copy must be received 14 days before festival. If indicated format is not provided your entry may not be shown.