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From side splitting comedies to heart wrenching dramas, the feature films selected represent diversity in storytelling, excellence in acting and direc... More
From side splitting comedies to heart wrenching dramas, the feature films selected represent diversity in storytelling, excellence in acting and directing, and exemplary cinematography and editing. Less

Short films selected for the PRO SHORT category are individually paired with a competition feature or doc and run the gamut of subject matter and styl... More
Short films selected for the PRO SHORT category are individually paired with a competition feature or doc and run the gamut of subject matter and style. Shorts are selected on their individual merits in storytelling and execution. Shorts entered into this category should NOT have been completed for a film school program. There is a separate Student category for films completed under the guidance of a university or film school. Shorts in this category are also considered for the Global Shorts Forum, which showcases more than 50 films from around the globe, both narrative and documentary, that speak to the issues affecting us as a global community. Less

Moving beyond simple subject matter, Documentaries selected should present compelling stories that illuminate and educate audiences in an unique and t... More
Moving beyond simple subject matter, Documentaries selected should present compelling stories that illuminate and educate audiences in an unique and timely manner. Doc shorts may be considered for the Global Shorts Forum as well. Less

Animation has the ability to delight and disturb in equal measures. Animation selected represents the diversity of the craft from simple hand drawn to... More
Animation has the ability to delight and disturb in equal measures. Animation selected represents the diversity of the craft from simple hand drawn to stop-motion and digital rendering, showcasing unique storytelling at its finest. Animators are encouraged to submit their films before March 31st, free of charge! Less

Student live action narrative, documentary, and animated shorts are those films completed for degree requirements of a university or film school progr... More
Student live action narrative, documentary, and animated shorts are those films completed for degree requirements of a university or film school program. Student shorts represent solid storytelling and emerging visions from a broad range of categories, and also includes student animation. Less

Is your film set in the past or the future? Historical Shorts showcases films set in a time period other than present day. The Savannah Film Festival ... More
Is your film set in the past or the future? Historical Shorts showcases films set in a time period other than present day. The Savannah Film Festival recognizes the extra effort and research that goes into presenting films in a historical context. Films submitted in this category will also be considered for the professional short category, or student short category (if it is a student work) and selected filmmakers will be notified which category they have been chosen for. Films set in a particular period of time are strongly encouraged to submit in this category. Less

Is your film shorter than 6 minutes? SuperShorts! showcases films that tell a complete story in under 6 minutes. The Savannah Film Festival recognizes... More
Is your film shorter than 6 minutes? SuperShorts! showcases films that tell a complete story in under 6 minutes. The Savannah Film Festival recognizes the extra effort and discipline that goes into presenting fully fleshed out stories in a very short amount of time. Films submitted in this category will also be considered for the professional short category, or student short category (if it is a student work) and selected filmmakers will be notified which category they have been chosen for. Narrative short films under 6 minutes in length are strongly encouraged to submit in this category. Less

Savannah is considered one of the most haunted cities in the country, and loves its ghost stories, so the festival created the After Dark series for t... More
Savannah is considered one of the most haunted cities in the country, and loves its ghost stories, so the festival created the After Dark series for those who love a good scare. Do you have a film that focuses on the supernatural realm, tells a great ghost story, or uncovers truths about long-standing legends of the haunted variety? Open to Features, Docs and Doc Shorts, and Narrative Shorts, both professional and student, if your film centers around the supernatural, this is the category for you! Less


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