25th Annual

Slamdance Film Festival

January 25, 2019 to January 31, 2019

 
Category

Narrative Shorts

 

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
July 16, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
August 27, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Female Director Discounted Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
October 4, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
October 11, 2018
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

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately December 15, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 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
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Jury Award for Narrative Short

Russo Brothers Fellowship
Anthony and Joe will select one filmmaker to receive a $25,000 prize, consisting of an office at their new Los Angeles based studio, mentorship from Anthony and Joe, and a cash stipend for one year.
Sponsor:Anthony and Joe Russo
Cash Award Value: 25,000 U.S. Dollar

Filmmaker Award for Spirit of Slamdance
All participating filmmakers vote to decide which film and its filmmakers represented the Spirit of Slamdance the best during the 2019 Festival.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Sponsored Prizes
Each year significant cash and service prizes are awarded to all Sparky Award recipients.
Sponsor:TBA
This prize is shared with other categories.

Slamdance Cinema Club
Slamdance offers selected feature and short films theatrical showings during the following year, through the Slamdance Cinema Club
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Fiction short films up to 40 minutes in length.
We welcome a wide variety of styles and genres: comedy, drama, horror, underground, mockumentaries, music videos, and films that fit into multiple categories or no category at all.

ANARCHY SHORTS

Slamdance was born out of a DIY oppositional gesture and Anarchy is our attempt to recapture the early spirit of the festival. We'd summarize that spirit in three words: "Fuck the system." The casual cinephile might associate the Anarchy program with avant-garde, transgressive, or underground cinema. It is all of these things and none of them. We like to think of Anarchy as an anti-genre. It is a form of resistance to dominant cultural paradigms. The films value innovation of form, violation of taboo, and disdain for institutional modes of representation.

Anarchy is programmed out of exceptionally deviant films found in all the other Shorts categories. If you think your short film fits the description above, submit to another appropriate Shorts category and let us know at submissions@slamdance.com.