Austin Short Film Festival distinguishes between shorts under 30 minutes and long shorts between 30 and 45 minutes in all categories.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Austin International Short Film Festival provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world.
We feel that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premier film festival in Austin deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators. The heart of the festival will be our quality and scope of extraordinary film programming.
In order to showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world, we created the Austin International Short Film Festival
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Austin stands as one of the great cities for filmmakers and independent movie making in the U.S.. Now Austin can boast a premiere international short film festival to add to it's reputation.
The Austin International Short Film Festival, will showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world September 10 - 11, 2014 at the The Moviehouse and Eatery complex in Austin, Texas. ORGANIZERS
Robert Arentz (Festival Registrar)
; Robert Arentz (Festival Registrar)
Films must have been completed after Jan, 1, 2013
All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
Films must be submitted on DVD (Region 1 or 0).
Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the Festival
Preview DVD should be labeled with the title, running-time and contact email and phone number.
Please do NOT send stills or press kits. If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image.
All films selected for the festival grant Austin Short Film Festival the rights to use DVD and press materials from the film for promotional purposes.
Austin Short Film Festival is permitted to retain DVD copies of each film selected as part of our festival library and for media educational use.
You will have the opportunity to upload a trailer or clip of your film. All films selected for the festival grant Austin Short Film Festival the rights to upload a 2 min. clip/trailer online for promotional purposes.
You may submit more than one film, but each one must be on a separate DVD and must be accompanied by its own completed submission form and entry fee. The festival will not confirm receipt of film submitted by telephone. If you would like to make sure that we received your submission, please enclose a self-address, stamped postcard which we will send back to you as your confirmation. No Refunds on entry fees after entries are received.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Austin Short Film Fest is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Austin Short Film Fest 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.