21st Annual

SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival

July 29, 2015 to August 02, 2015


Films made in San Antonio


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
November 21, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
January 23, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
February 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 27, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 70.00

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

Category Details

Approximately June 26, 2015

A runtime of any length is permitted

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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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 San Antonio Filmmaker
Acrylic Trophy
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 200 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Short or Feature length Films
The San Antonio Film Festival is looking for narrative, animation, documentary, or experimental feature films and accepts submissions for consideration for inclusion in our 2015 program.


FOR DEADLINES, RULES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, VISIT safilm.com or email SAFILM at safilm@gmail.com Expect an emailed confirmation when we receive your entry.

Please add our email (safilm@gmail.com) to your address book to make sure you receive our notifications.

Accepted entries will be announced via the website www.safilm.com by June 26, 2015. ***As the review process is quite extensive, please do not call our office regarding status.

Are fee waivers available for students and struggling artists? No. Unfortunately, we cannot offer fee waivers.

When you submit your film to San Antonio Film Festival, you agree to the following statement and SAFILM terms and conditions:

I represent and warrant that the materials represented as examples of my work are original with me, that I am the sole owner and author of the materials and that I have the exclusive right and authority to submit the materials to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival upon the terms and conditions set forth herein and to grant all rights in and to the materials. Furthermore, I represent that I have the right to submit the materials in which I collaborated as defined in my application.

I have retained at least one copy of the materials, and I understand that the materials and sample works submitted WILL NOT BE RETURNED. I hereby release SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival of and from any and all liability and responsibility for loss of, damage to, preservation or return of the copy submitted to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival hereunder.

• DVDs must be labeled clearly with the title, running time and contact information (including name, address and phone number).
• More than one entry may be submitted. The official submission form and entry fee must accompany each entry.
• If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide stills from the film; press materials; headshot and filmography of director; B&W and/or color and video trailer (if available). Please do not send in press materials until asked to do so by the festival.
• For confirmation your entry was received by SAFILM, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard.
• All film entries selected for the Festival grant SAFILM the rights to use footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.
• All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition. I am the owner of this said entry and/or I grant permission to submit and/or screen this entry to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival. I grant permission to use clips of my film, if accepted, for promotional purposes of SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival. This is not a contract for distribution. All entries will be considered and judged by professionals. I have read, understand, and will comply with the guidelines of the festival. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.