12th Annual

2017 SF Shorts: San Francisco International Festival of Short Films

October 12, 2017 to October 14, 2017


Category

Short Films

 

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
January 9, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
April 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
May 29, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00
Student Fee 55.00 40.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 14, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 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
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Jury Prize
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Jury Prize
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Jury Prize (02)
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Audience Choice Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Filmmaker Travel Grants
For those filmmakers travelling to the festival from out of the state, we will divide a budget of cash for stipends.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Special Recognitions
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

For entry, preview submissions may be on DVD (NTSC preferred) or through the Secure Online Screening formats available through Withoutabox. For Online Screeners, please ensure that your film plays fully. Questions can be directed to support@withoutabox.com. Festival exhibition is by digital video projection only. All submission media should be clearly marked with title, WAB tracking #, total running time and email address.

DO NOT mail or ship your entry by any method that requires a signature on our end.

Additional packaging tips: Plastic jewel-cases often crack in shipping. Most promotional packaging and materials will be discarded by the festival as part of our entry organization system. We highly suggest that you have at least a synopsis and photo stills from the film available within WAB's online presskit. Clearly mark your tracking number on everything, especially on the dvd entries; and include your tracking number in any email correspondence.

All entrants will be notified of selection by August 14th, 2017, approximately.

Please ensure if you are submitting a film that contains copyrighted material by anyone other than yourself, that you have obtained festival clearance for that material used. By entering your work, you agree to this and the responsibilities involved.

Films screened in the festival should be presented in English. For all dialogues presented in other languages, the festival will accept subtitling and/or dubbing.

All films selected for the festival are automatically entered into competition for a variety of honors and prizes awarded by the festival organizers, jurors and audience.

Film Length up to 30 minutes.

All student entries must be accompanied by a photocopy of a current student I.D.. Please email a copy of your ID to info@sfshorts.org

All questions should be sent to info@sfshorts.org.