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18-Apr-2014 11:59pm PDT  

 

San Jose Short Film Festival

6 Annual October 09, 2014 to October 12, 2014

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P.O. Box 53869
San Jose CA 95153
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Phone: 408-316-7051
Fax: 408-904-5151
contact@sjsff.com
http://www.sjsff.com

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

Short Films
All films must be no longer than 25 minutes, including credits, and may cover any genre of film.

Comedy
Drama
Thrillers
Animation
Foreign
Sci-FI
Documentary

(We encourage all genres to submit as we have multiple blocks over the 4 days of the festival, including: Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Animation, Sci-Fi and more)
Micro-Cinema
All films must be no longer than 3 minutes, including credits, and may cover any genre. Films must be submitted with a log line, short and long synopsis and full list of credits. Rough cuts and work-in-progress prints are acceptable as long as the final (completed) film can be delivered prior to September 1st 2013. International submissions must be
subtitled in English.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Our mission is to present quality films from around the world to excited audiences within Silicon Valley, taking special note of the filmmakers & craftsmen that deliver visionary excellence and passionate storytelling with films under 25 minutes in length.

As San Jose's only film festival dedicated to short films, SJISFF was founded to showcase Silicon Valley's leadership role in contemporary filmmaking, searching the globe for intriguing, thought-provoking and innovative short films that will resonate with our festival patrons.

Over the course of our four day festival each October, audiences are treated to multiple themed screenings, organized to deliver the most impact for the individual viewer, giving the attending filmmakers an opportunity to interact, gain feedback and most importantly, to receive the platform they so richly deserve for their art.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Now in our 6th year, we have been honored to present an incredible array of short films from across the globe to excited Silicon Valley audiences as part of the San Jose International Short Film Festival and we are proud to continue this year with our 6th Annual Festival coming Oct 9th - 12th, 2014.

This year we will screen over 150 World Class short films on multiple screens at the amazing Santana Row Complex at the Cine'Arts Theatre located in the heart of San Jose.

Bringing together filmmakers, industry executives, Silicon Valley notables and celebrities, to mix and mingle with visitors and patrons seeking to discover new filmmakers and their talented projects.

The festival takes place over 4-days and includes workshops and panels, special Filmmakers events, Opening & Closing Night After-Parties and more.

Awards include:
Best Short Film
Best Comedy Short
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Audience Awards Winners

ORGANIZERS
Bill Hargreaves (Festival Registrar) ; Bill Hargreaves (Festival Registrar) ; Bill Hargreaves (Festival Registrar) ; Bill Hargreaves (Festival Registrar) ; Bill Hargreaves (Festival Registrar) ; Bill Hargreaves (Founder) ; Sinohui Hinojosa (Co-Founder) ; Sinohui Hinojosa (Co-Founder)

GENERAL RULES
Rules:

All films must be no longer than 25 minutes, including credits, and may cover any genre of film.
All films must be submitted with a log line, short and long synopsis and full list of credits.
Our preferred method for submissions is via online screener or NTSC DVD if needed.
All submission applications, DVDs and press kits submitted become property of Emerging Artist Productions and will not be returned.


Prizes include cash awards AND prizes

Short question and answer sessions may take place after screenings based on time available and if any filmmakers are in attendance.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

San Jose International Short Film Festival 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 San Jose Short Film Festival 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.