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A Documentary is a film that depicts true facts, true information presented in a reasonably balanced and accurate way. With a length of between 71 to... More
A Documentary is a film that depicts true facts, true information presented in a reasonably balanced and accurate way. With a length of between 71 to 140 minutes. Less

Any non-documentary film from 11 minutes to 40 minutes in length is acceptable. Short Documentaries have their own category.
Any non-documentary film from 11 minutes to 40 minutes in length is acceptable. Short Documentaries have their own category. Less

A Super Short Film is any film 10 minutes or less that is NOT a music video or a documentry. Music Videos and Short Documentaries have their own categ... More
A Super Short Film is any film 10 minutes or less that is NOT a music video or a documentry. Music Videos and Short Documentaries have their own categories. Less

A Music Video is a video/film that is produced around a song. Its purpose is to enhance the song by adding visuals.
A Music Video is a video/film that is produced around a song. Its purpose is to enhance the song by adding visuals. Less

A full length Feature Narrative Film. A work of fiction from 71 to 140 minutes on length.
A full length Feature Narrative Film. A work of fiction from 71 to 140 minutes on length. Less

A Short Documentary in a film that depicts true facts, true information presented in a reasonably balanced and accurate way, in 40 minutes or less.
A Short Documentary in a film that depicts true facts, true information presented in a reasonably balanced and accurate way, in 40 minutes or less. Less

We will accept, Classical (hand drawn, traditional), Digital, Stop-motion, Clay, Cut-out, Paint-on-glass, Drawn-on-film and Experimental animation. T... More
We will accept, Classical (hand drawn, traditional), Digital, Stop-motion, Clay, Cut-out, Paint-on-glass, Drawn-on-film and Experimental animation. Tell a good story and be creative we want to see it! Less

It seems people are REALLY into short sketch comedy videos these days. This category is for the 5 minutes or less sketch video. Send us your funniest ... More
It seems people are REALLY into short sketch comedy videos these days. This category is for the 5 minutes or less sketch video. Send us your funniest video and if selected, beside showing the videos we will also have live shows with the invited groups being offered the opportunity to perform during the festival. Less

Experimental film/video art between 1 and 10 minutes. No narratives of any kind or anything over 10 minutes will be accepted!! We will not accept or... More
Experimental film/video art between 1 and 10 minutes. No narratives of any kind or anything over 10 minutes will be accepted!! We will not accept or show anything OVER 10 minutes!!! Less

Submit your Cinematic or Interactive VR piece to be a part of the 2nd annual, day-long VR experience! 360 Videos/Cinematic VR: submissions must be upl... More
Submit your Cinematic or Interactive VR piece to be a part of the 2nd annual, day-long VR experience! 360 Videos/Cinematic VR: submissions must be uploaded to YouTube in a 360 format (preferably with spatial audio) and a link to the video on YouTube should be provided in the submission Less

This category is for web series episode(s) of any genre. The maximum length for submissions is 10 minutes, you may submit multiple episodes as long as... More
This category is for web series episode(s) of any genre. The maximum length for submissions is 10 minutes, you may submit multiple episodes as long as the total runtime is 10 minutes or less. If your show is serialized in its storytelling, we recommend submitting the pilot so that the audience will have as much context as possible. Less

Submissions for the TV category are for pilots (first episodes) only. You may submit a half-hour (21-28 minutes) pilot. All genres are welcome!
Submissions for the TV category are for pilots (first episodes) only. You may submit a half-hour (21-28 minutes) pilot. All genres are welcome! Less

Documentary Mid-Length Films 41 - 70 minutes on length
Documentary Mid-Length Films 41 - 70 minutes on length Less

Narrative Mid-Length films 41 - 70 minutes in length
Narrative Mid-Length films 41 - 70 minutes in length Less


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