6th Annual

Short. Sweet. Film Fest

March 03, 2017 to March 05, 2017

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International
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Short
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Competition
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11470 Euclid Ave.
#408
Cleveland OH 44106
USA
short.sweet.film.fest@gmail.com
http://shortsweetfilmfest.com

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

short fiction
short nonfiction
short animation
short international film
short student film
short local film
These films must be either made in the greater Cleveland area or made by filmmakers who reside in the greater Cleveland area.
short horror
short sci-fi
short LGBTQ
This category is designated for films that cover topics in the LGBTQ community.
short experimental
short home movie
This is a unique and new category we are trying this year. This is for films that are home movies or compilations of home movies. Also, a unique found footage film (such as one found on VHS at a thrift shop) can also qualify as long as the submitter has permission to submit to this festival from the original creator of the film.
short screenplay
We are looking for the best, short screenplay under 25 pages.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Short. Sweet. Film Fest strives to showcase up and coming filmmakers at the local, national and international levels who strive to advance the art of film.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

In today’s film climate it is hard to showcase short films. Many festivals only care about features and it seems like this art is dwindling to silly videos about kittens on the internet. Even though we love kittens (who doesn’t?) here at the Short. Sweet. Film Festival, we love short films (heck, short is even in our title).

With five festivals under our belt, our goal for our sixth annual film festival is to showcase films under 25 minutes to the growing art scene in the greater Cleveland area and highlight the works of student filmmakers across the country. We are looking for the best short films locally, nationally, and internationally. So send them our way!

Our festival will take place in the Alex Theater at the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Filmmakers and patrons can stay at the hotel at a discounted rate and enjoy food and beverages throughout the festival.

ORGANIZERS

Michael Suglio (Festival Registrar); Michael Suglio (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

• FILMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE ONLINE SCREENER AS WELL AS A BACK-UP COPY SHOULD BE SENT TO:

Short. Sweet. Film Fest
11470 Euclid Ave.
#408
Cleveland, OH 44106


Productions made after January 1st, 2004 may be submitted.

Do not submit works in progress.

Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

All films must be submitted on DVD (Region 0 or 1) for consideration by the Selection Committee. DVD’s that are not Region 0 or 1 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All films submitted must be available in DVD format for presentation.

A majority of films in digital video formats will be transferred temporarily onto a hard drive system for presentation.

All entries must be postmarked by Saturday, December 31, 2016. (Early submission discounts apply until September 1 – see fee schedule.)

A completed entry form must accompany each entry.

All entries must be sent to the Short. Sweet. Film Fest prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured.

DVDs submitted will NOT be returned.

Films selected for the Short. Sweet. Film Fest will be announced no later than Friday, January 20th, 2017.

Prints or videos for presentation must arrive no later than Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By agreeing to these terms, you warrant that you have read, understood, and agreed to the regulations of the Short. Sweet. Film Fest and that, to the best of your knowledge, the information that you have supplied is correct.

Productions made after January 1st, 2004 may be submitted.

Do not submit works in progress.

Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

All films must be submitted on DVD (Region 0 or 1) for consideration by the Selection Committee. DVD’s that are not Region 0 or 1 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All films submitted must be available in DVD format for presentation.

A majority of films in digital video formats will be transferred temporarily onto a hard drive system for presentation.

All entries must be postmarked by Saturday, December 31, 2016. (Early submission discounts apply until September 1 – see fee schedule.)

A completed entry form must accompany each entry.

All entries must be sent to the Short. Sweet. Film Fest prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured.

DVDs submitted will NOT be returned.

Films selected for the Short. Sweet. Film Fest will be announced no later than Friday, January 20th, 2017.

Prints or videos for presentation must arrive no later than Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.