Feature • Short • Animation • Documentary • Student/Youth

The Festival is open to all participants. This will be an all-digital festival. The only format for submission is DVD.

We have a finite number of films that we can fit into a weekend. Like most film festivals there is a selection process. Submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Your submission has to actually be a film. It has to tell a story or make a point or seek to inform the audience.
  • Your submission has to be ready for a festival. The cinematography, lighting, editing and direction have to reflect a level of skill and effort consistent with the competitive spirit of a festival environment.
  • It has to be compelling. It needs to hold the viewers’ attention so that they feel they have enough invested in it to see it through to the finish.
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COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

There are five categories that filmmakers can choose to submit to. Films may only be submitted to one category:

Feature

Films over 30 minutes in length of any genre qualify for the feature film category. The prize for this festival is a $500 cash prize, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals.

Short

Films under 30 minutes in length of any genre qualify for the short film category. The prize for this festival is a $250 cash prize, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals.

Animation

Animated films of any length and of any genre qualify for the short film category. The prize for this festival is a $250 cash prize, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals.

Documentary

Films of any length in the documentary genre qualify for the documentary film category. The prize for this festival is a $500 cash prize, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals.

Student/Youth

Films produced by a filmmaker under the age of 25 qualify for the student & youth category. The films may be of any genre or length. A filmmaker under the age of 25 may choose to submit their film to another category to qualify for a different prize, but may not submit to more than one category. The prize for this category is a $250 cash prize, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Early Bird Deadline: April 30th
Regular Deadline: May 31st
Late Deadline: June 30th
Final Deadline: July 14th

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