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Guidelines

Narrative Short Films

Fiction short films that fall under a narrative structure. Films must be between 5—45 minutes (including credits). Please indicate in your submission whether your film is a Comedy or a Drama.

Documentary Shorts

Short films that are non-fiction, but contain some form of narrative structure. Films must be 45 minutes or under (including credits). Note: It is more likely that a film much shorter than 45 minutes will be selected, as we do not have the program space for majority projects at 45 minutes.

Experimental Shorts

Any short films 45 minutes or under. They do not have to adhere to any set category and can be fiction or non-fiction.

Super Shorts

Narrative films five minutes or under.

Animation

Any short film that utilizes any form of animation, 45 minutes or under. Animated films will not be given their own screening category, but will instead be screened within one of the other respective groups (i.e. Narrative, experimental, super short, etc.)

Works-In-Progress

Work that is in the form of rough cuts (cuts of sequences from the film on which you would like to have feedback). We ask that you submit the piece of your film that you would like to be critiqued. Selections should be between 10-15 minutes in length and should contain some elements of continuous sequences. If accepted, you must be able to attend the film lab/discussion.

Deadlines

  • NOVEMBER 1, 2018: Submissions Open
  • JANUARY 1, 2019: Submissions for competition close
  • MARCH 10, 2018: Work-in-progress Submission Deadline
  • MARCH 15, 2019: Notification Date
  • APRIL 18-20, 2019: Festival

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