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Narrative feature films, 50 minutes and over in runtime.
Narrative feature films, 50 minutes and over in runtime. Less

Feature-length documentary/non-fiction films, 50 minutes and over in runtime. SFFILM Festival is also a qualifying festival for the 10th annual Ci... More
Feature-length documentary/non-fiction films, 50 minutes and over in runtime. SFFILM Festival is also a qualifying festival for the 10th annual Cinema Eye Honors for non-fiction filmmaking. Less

The New Visions category is ONLY for experimental film and video in which personal expression and aesthetic exploration are the primary concerns. If t... More
The New Visions category is ONLY for experimental film and video in which personal expression and aesthetic exploration are the primary concerns. If the entry is inappropriate for New Visions, the Festival will reassign it to the proper category. New Visions Features are films that are 50 minutes and over in runtime. Less

Animated features, 50 minutes and over in runtime.
Animated features, 50 minutes and over in runtime. Less

Animated short films under 50 minutes in runtime. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the San Francisco International Film F... More
Animated short films under 50 minutes in runtime. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the San Francisco International Film Festival as a qualifying festival for all Academy short film competitions (live action, documentary and animated). Note: Previous television or Internet broadcast will disqualify a work from Oscar consideration. Less

Documentary short films under 50 minutes in runtime. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the San Francisco International Fil... More
Documentary short films under 50 minutes in runtime. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the San Francisco International Film Festival as a qualifying festival for all Academy short film competitions (live action, documentary and animated). Note: Previous television or Internet broadcast will disqualify a work from Oscar consideration. Less

Narrative short films are under 50 minutes in runtime. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the San Francisco International ... More
Narrative short films are under 50 minutes in runtime. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the San Francisco International Film Festival as a qualifying festival for all Academy short film competitions (live action, documentary and animated). Note: Previous television or Internet broadcast disqualifies a work from Oscar consideration. Less

New Visions short films are under 50 minutes in runtime. The New Visions category is ONLY for experimental film and video in which personal express... More
New Visions short films are under 50 minutes in runtime. The New Visions category is ONLY for experimental film and video in which personal expression and aesthetic exploration are the primary concerns. If the entry is inappropriate for New Visions, the Festival will reassign it to the proper category. Less

SFFILM supports, encourages and champions the work of youth media makers from around the Bay Area and around the world. Works produced by filmmake... More
SFFILM supports, encourages and champions the work of youth media makers from around the Bay Area and around the world. Works produced by filmmakers 18 years and younger are eligible for this category. All Youth Works category submissions must include with the application a scanned copy of a photo ID indicating proof of age (18 or younger) at the time of production. Send scanned ID to gga@sffilm.org Adult participation in Youth Works is limited to an advisory role. Youth work films are under 30 minutes in runtime. Less


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