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Non English trailers must be subtitled, no longer than 3 minutes
Non English trailers must be subtitled, no longer than 3 minutes Less

ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges (Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actre... More
ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges (Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography, etc.)** 1 to 20 minutes - including credits (Central States qualifiers - please submit to Central States Short Film category). Less

ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Ac... More
ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography** 1 to 20 minutes - including credits. Submission to a Central States category must meet one of these criteria: 1) at least partially filmed in the Central States (see logo map or list) AND comes from a Director OR Producer who resides in one of the Central States, or 2) was filmed in its entirety in the Central States, or 3) a film whose Director and Producer BOTH currently reside in one of the Central States regardless of where it was filmed. Submission to one of these categories makes your film eligible for a Central States Award, Best of Fest, and any other juried categories that we may deem appropriate. If you submit in this category without meeting the necessary criteria, we must disqualify your film from consideration into the festival without a refund. Less

ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Ac... More
ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography Over 20 and less than 60 minutes - including credits (Central States qualifiers - please submit to Central States Featurette category) Less

ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Ac... More
ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography Over 20 and less than 60 minutes - including credits Submission to a Central States category must meet one of these criteria: 1) at least partially filmed in the Central States (see logo map or list) AND comes from a Director OR Producer who resides in one of the Central States, or 2) was filmed in its entirety in the Central States, or 3) a film whose Director and Producer BOTH currently reside in one of the Central States regardless of where it was filmed. Submission to one of these categories makes your film eligible for a Central States Award, Best of the Fest, and any other juried categories that we may deem appropriate. If you submit in this category without meeting the necessary criteria, we must disqualify your film from consideration into the festival without a refund. Less

ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Ac... More
ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography 60 minutes or more - including credits (Southern States qualifiers - please submit to Central States Feature Film category) Less

ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Ac... More
ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography 60 minutes or more - including credits Submission to a Central States category must meet one of these criteria: 1) at least partially filmed in the Central States (see logo map or list) AND comes from a Director OR Producer who resides in one of the Central States, or 2) was filmed in its entirety in the Central States, or 3) a film whose Director and Producer BOTH currently reside in one of the Central States regardless of where it was filmed. Submission to one of these categories makes your film eligible for a Central States Award, Best of the Fest, and any other juried categories that we may deem appropriate. If you submit in this category without meeting the necessary criteria, we must disqualify your film from consideration into the festival without a refund. Less

Any length **ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comed... More
Any length **ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography** ART film is typically a serious, independent film aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience and presented at specialty theaters. EXPERIMENTAL is a mode of film making that rigorously re-evaluates cinematic conventions and explores non-narrative forms and alternatives to traditional narratives or methods of working. SILENT film uses soundtrack elements different from what is being portrayed on the screen and may express concepts or dialogue using title cards. Less

Less than 60 minutes (including credits) **May be divided into subcategories (Music Doc, Historical Doc, Foreign Language Doc, etc.) as the judging ... More
Less than 60 minutes (including credits) **May be divided into subcategories (Music Doc, Historical Doc, Foreign Language Doc, etc.) as the judging panel sees fit** (Central States qualifiers - please submit to Central States Documentary category) Less

60 minutes or more (including credits) **May be divided into subcategories (Music Doc, Historical Doc, Foreign Language Doc, etc.) as the judging pa... More
60 minutes or more (including credits) **May be divided into subcategories (Music Doc, Historical Doc, Foreign Language Doc, etc.) as the judging panel sees fit** (Central States qualifiers - please submit to Central States Documentary category) Less

Any length documentary filmed in, and about, a topic in one or more of the Central States, regardless of where the Director or Producer live. **May ... More
Any length documentary filmed in, and about, a topic in one or more of the Central States, regardless of where the Director or Producer live. **May be divided into subcategories (SS Music Doc, SS Short Doc, SS Historical Doc, etc.) as the judging panel sees fit** Less

Any Length
Any Length Less

Any length **ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy... More
Any length **ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography** Less

ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Ac... More
ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematographer Any length, smart phone footage exclusively OR at least 80% smart phone footage combined with not more than 20% stock and/or drone footage. (If you also use any other type of media please submit to the appropriate Film "length" category) Less

20 minutes or less (including credits) **ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate ... More
20 minutes or less (including credits) **ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography** (Central States qualifiers - please submit to Central States Web Series category) Less

20 minutes or less (including credits) **ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate ... More
20 minutes or less (including credits) **ALL SUBMISSIONS are eligible to be nominated for genre, role and crew categories as determined appropriate by judges, for example Comedy or Horror, Actor or Actress, and Director or Cinematography** Submission to a Central States category must meet one of these criteria: 1) at least partially filmed in the Central States (see logo map or list) AND comes from a Director OR Producer who resides in one of the Central States, or 2) was filmed in its entirety in the Central States, or 3) a film whose Director and Producer BOTH currently reside in one of the Central States regardless of where it was filmed. Submission to one of these categories makes your film eligible for a Central States Award, Best of the Fest, and any other juried categories that we may deem appropriate. If you submit in this category without meeting the necessary criteria, we must disqualify your film from consideration into the festival without a refund. Less

If you have submitted your film, please note the name of the song and where it begins (minutes:seconds) in your film or series pilot.
If you have submitted your film, please note the name of the song and where it begins (minutes:seconds) in your film or series pilot. Less

Submit sound file/mp3. If you have submitted your film, please note the name of the song and where it begins (minutes:seconds) in your film or series ... More
Submit sound file/mp3. If you have submitted your film, please note the name of the song and where it begins (minutes:seconds) in your film or series pilot. Less

20 minutes or less (including credits) Please submit the film so we can see it in context
20 minutes or less (including credits) Please submit the film so we can see it in context Less

Must be less than 10 minutes
Must be less than 10 minutes Less

20:01 or more (including credits) Please submit the film so we can see it in context
20:01 or more (including credits) Please submit the film so we can see it in context Less


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