2015 SF Shorts: San Francisco International Festival of Short Films

10 Annual October 15, 2015 to October 17, 2015

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Murphys CA 95247
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Films
We accept all types of short films. which for us includes music videos. Our festival prides itself on its range. It's our mission to present the widest possible scope of content. Go to our website to view the range of films programmed last year.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

SF Shorts: The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films brings short films from around the globe to San Francisco. SF Shorts explores a wide mix of genres and cultures without circumscribing them into niches. We love to see different types of films rub up against each other to catalyze new meanings.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

SF Shorts does not use screeners. A Director of the festival will watch every single entry, so you can be assured that your film is fully considered. All films selected for the festival are automatically eligible for a variety of honors and prizes awarded by the festival, jurors and the audience.

At the festival, many of our visiting filmmakers remark how nice it is to have their film screened before a real audience and not just festival staff and colleagues. As filmmakers ourselves, we know the amount of work that goes into projects, so after each screening, we lead the audience in a meaningful discussion about your process.

Visit our website to read filmmaker testimonials and to see the diversity of films from the very successful 2014 season.

ORGANIZERS

Admin SFShorts; Tim McCubrey (Managing Director)

GENERAL RULES

For Film Submissions :

For entry, preview submissions may be on DVD (NTSC preferred) or through the Secure Online Screening format available through Withoutabox. For Online Screeners, please ensure that your film plays fully. Questions can be directed to Withoutabox Filmmaker Support at www.imdb.com/helpdesk/wabsupport. Festival exhibition is by 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 17th, 2015.

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 these to info@sfshorts.org

Entering this competition represents my accepting all the terms and conditions specified above.

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


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

GENERAL RULES For Film Submissions : For film entries, preview submissions may be on DVD (NTSC preferred) or through the Secure Online Screening format available through Withoutabox. For Online Screeners, please ensure that your film plays fully. Questions can be directed to Withoutabox Filmmaker Support at www.imdb.com/helpdesk/wabsupport. Festival exhibition is by 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 17th, 2015. 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 these to info@sfshorts.org Entering this competition represents my accepting all the terms and conditions specified above. All questions should be sent to info@sfshorts.org.