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|Films that are narrative based in any genre. We prefer if the films are from 60 to 150 minuets total run time but will not reject a film based on its length.
(Documentaries have a separate category)
|Films that are documentary based in any genre. We prefer if the films are from 60 to 150 minuets total run time but will not reject a film based on its length.
|Films that are fictional narrative based in any genre. We prefer if the films are from 5 to 20 minuets total run time but will not reject a film based on its length. If your film if 60 minuets or over in total run time you should submit to the feature length category.
|A short film from 3 to 10 minuets in length (preferred) integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Music videos use a wide range of styles of film making techniques, including animation, live action filming, documentaries, and non-narrative approaches such as abstract film. Some music videos blend different styles, such as animation and live action. Many music videos interpret images and scenes from the song's lyrics, while others take a more thematic approach. Other music videos may be without a set concept, being merely a filmed version of the song's live performance. We will accept any any all forms of music video.
|Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, such as paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, or 30 frames per second. We accept any and all forms of Animated films. We prefer Animated films to be from 3 to 20 minuets total running time but will not reject a Animated film based on its length.
|A nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. We prefer a short documentary to be from 5 to 20 minuets total running time but will not reject a film based on its length. If your documentary is 60 minuets total running time in over you need to submit to the Feature Documentary category.
|Webseries that are fictional narrative based or short form documentary in any genre. We prefer if each episode is from 5 to 20 minuets total run time but will not reject an episode based on its length. Feel free to submit as many episodes of your web series up to 60 minuets total running time for all episodes combined.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
San Diego IndieFest supports and celebrates independent artists by providing a forum for Musicians and Filmmakers to showcase and celebrate their work. SDIF also seeks to encourage and facilitate collaboration between filmmakers and musicians by combining the mediums of film and music in this unique festival.
The ongoing mission of SDIF is to use film, music, art and activism to open minds and inspire positive social action with a focus towards present-day local and global issues.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
In the last eight years San Diego IndieFest has become a much anticipated annual event in beautiful San Diego, CA. Attracting thousands of fans and artists from all over the world.
Awards are given for:
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Music Video
All SDIF official Selections prior to and during the festival will appear on the official SDIF website with active hyper-link to the Filmmaker's web site and will be advertised in over 25,000 San Diego IndieFest Programs distributed throughout San Diego and surrounding areas.
Alicia Champion, Danielle LoPresti, and Paul Giret
Alicia Champion; Paul Giret (Director ); Paul Giret (Film Festival Director )
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting to this festival you allow SDIF to screen the film at the festival, use the film and or the films trailer for promotional purposes. This includes online social network posts, email newsletter(s), youtube channel, flyer(s), press coverage, and screenings at additional other event related to SDIF.
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You agree to comply with all local laws regarding conduct and acceptable
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Questions & Contact Information
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Effective: June, 2013