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The Narrative Feature category is for fictional films that run 40 minutes or longer. Animated and Experimental films that meet these guidelines also q... More
The Narrative Feature category is for fictional films that run 40 minutes or longer. Animated and Experimental films that meet these guidelines also qualify. Less

The Documentary Feature category is for non-fiction films that run 40 minutes or longer. Animated and Experimental films that meet these guidelines al... More
The Documentary Feature category is for non-fiction films that run 40 minutes or longer. Animated and Experimental films that meet these guidelines also qualify. Less

The Narrative Short category is for fictional films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds. The winner of this category becomes Oscar-Qualified for th... More
The Narrative Short category is for fictional films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds. The winner of this category becomes Oscar-Qualified for the Academy Award® for Best Live-Action Short Film. Less

The Documentary Short category is for non-fiction films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds. The winner of this category becomes Oscar-Qualified fo... More
The Documentary Short category is for non-fiction films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds. The winner of this category becomes Oscar-Qualified for the Academy Award® for Documentary Short Subject. Less

The Animated Short category is for films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds that feature primarily animated content or stop-motion animation. (Fil... More
The Animated Short category is for films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds that feature primarily animated content or stop-motion animation. (Films that feature live-action puppetry belong in the puppetry category). The winner of this category becomes Oscar-Qualified for the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film. Less

The Experimental Short category is for experimental films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds. Films submitted in this category will be eligible on... More
The Experimental Short category is for experimental films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds. Films submitted in this category will be eligible only for Experimental programming. Our experimental thread champions films created with conscious, referential use of the medium, rejection of traditional narrative arcs, and opposition to mass media or conventional storytelling practices. Overall, these are avant-garde shorts that go beyond form and function. Includes but not limited to non-narrative, abstract, film and video art. Less

The Music Video category is for original music videos (an official reel, a visual accompaniment and/or representation of a piece of music that’s... More
The Music Video category is for original music videos (an official reel, a visual accompaniment and/or representation of a piece of music that’s generally 1-10 minutes in length) and music films (musically structured narrative, experimental, documentary or animated shorts that are no longer than 20 minutes). Songs must be the ORIGINAL composition of the band or musician featured in the video. Covers will not be considered. Less

The Puppetry Short category is for films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds that feature live-action puppetry primarily but not necessarily exclus... More
The Puppetry Short category is for films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds that feature live-action puppetry primarily but not necessarily exclusively. (Stop-motion films belong in the Animated Short category). Less

Pilot Episodes may include presentations or full-length pilots between 5 and 60 minutes long. Episodes include television, mini-series and/or webisode... More
Pilot Episodes may include presentations or full-length pilots between 5 and 60 minutes long. Episodes include television, mini-series and/or webisodes. Be sure to note any additional or upcoming episodes (with approximate run-times) in your cover letter. Less

The Family Friendly Feature category is for narrative or documentary films that run 40 minutes or longer and are appropriate for families to view toge... More
The Family Friendly Feature category is for narrative or documentary films that run 40 minutes or longer and are appropriate for families to view together. Less

We’re thrilled to bring VR back for 2018! Please submit your 360 screener via VR-ready platforms (ex: YouTube, Vimeo360 or Samsung Oculus app). ... More
We’re thrilled to bring VR back for 2018! Please submit your 360 screener via VR-ready platforms (ex: YouTube, Vimeo360 or Samsung Oculus app). Shorts must be between 59 seconds and 39 minutes. All films are reviewed via Samsung Gear VR. Less


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