1st Annual

Southern Sunset Undergraduate Film Festival

January 18, 2018 to January 19, 2018

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
University of West Georgia
Dept. of Mass Communications
Carrollton GA 30118
USA
southernsunsetfest@gmail.com
https://www.westga.edu/academics...

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Fiction
Undergraduate student-produced, narrative fiction shorts from GA, FL, NC, SC, AL, TN, MS. No music videos will be considered. Confirmation of student status through WAB is required before submission can be marked "In Consideration".
Documentary
Undergraduate student-produced, narrative fiction shorts from GA, FL, NC, SC, AL, TN, MS. No music videos will be considered. Confirmation of student status through WAB is required before submission can be marked "In Consideration".
Experimental
Undergraduate student-produced, narrative fiction shorts from GA, FL, NC, SC, AL, TN, MS. No music videos will be considered. Confirmation of student status through WAB is required before submission can be marked "In Consideration".
Screenplay
Undergraduate student-produced, short scripts from GA, FL, NC, SC, AL, TN, MS. Confirmation of student status through WAB is required before submission can be marked "In Consideration".

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

We created this festival for undergraduate filmmakers of the Southeast U.S. to come together and celebrate the art of student-produced motion pictures. Our mission is to ignite creativity and passion for cinema among college filmmakers and the local community alike by establishing a regional platform showcasing outstanding student films and screenplays, putting Southeast Students on the map!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

We are a group of committed Film and Video Production students at the University of West Georgia hosting our 1st Annual southeastern regional undergraduate film festival. Screening on and off campus in Carrollton, GA January 18-19, 2018, the 2-day event will feature an opening party, dramatic readings of the screenplay competition's 1st and 2nd place award winning scripts, thematic short film blocks, visiting filmmaker Q&A's after most of the screenings, and an awards ceremony and closing reception concluding the festival. Join us this winter to celebrate Southeastern Student Filmmakers!

ORGANIZERS

S. Barton (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

Submission Guidelines:

-Status as an undergraduate student in one of the qualifying 7 states of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi should be confirmed by student ID. Upload a scanned copy to your press kit for verification. Entries received without this documentation will be disqualified.

-There is no limit to the number of individual submissions, however each submission requires an entry fee.

-2015 produced projects and newer only.

-20 minutes max run time short films in the following categories: Narrative fiction, Documentary, Experimental.

-20 page max screenplay length not including the title page, conforming to industry-standard format and completely free of grammatical/typographical errors (subject to disqualification if these parameters are not met).

-Scripts must be submitted as an Adobe pdf document with standard title page.

-Online Screeners only.

-Full electronic press kit required (logline, synopsis, 2 high-res production stills, cast/crew list, director bio and photo).

-Prizes awarded in the following categories: Narrative fiction, Documentary, Experimental, Screenplay.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

-Filmmaker must have been enrolled in a college or university undergraduate program when the film was completed, in one the following Southeastern regional states: Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi.

-Copyright clearance to all content is required and may be requested in-writing before your film can be screened.

-By submitting your film to the Southern Sunset Undergraduate Film Festival you confirm to having read all submission guidelines and terms and conditions. If all guidelines are not met upon submission, the submitter forfeits all submission fees.