Q: Can I submit more than one short film?
A: You may submit as many films as you want! That being said, you are still required to adhere to the necessary requirements for each individual submission.
Q: May I submit a "rough cut of my film?
A: As much as we’d like to entertain “rough cuts” so as to provide communal feedback for future development of your project, we wish to limit the festival runtime to completed works.
Q: May I submit multiple versions of my film?
A: In order to make the selection process more efficient, we request that you only submit the single, best version of your film. Should you submit multiple, we will select one option at random and assess it.
Q: How old can my film be while still qualifying for submissions?
A: All films submitted for the 2020 festival MUST have been completed in either 2019 or 2020. If your film was completed before 1st January 2019, it is no longer eligible for submission. However, if your film’s production took place prior to said date, and was completed in 2019/2020, it is still eligible for submission.
Q: What happens if my film can't be played?
A: We have narrowed down the permitted video formats to .mp4, .mov, and .m4v so as to limit the possibility of technical difficulties In the unlikely event that we are unable to play the clip in the permitted format, we will notify you as soon as possible to send us another copy. However, should you choose to mail your submission, we cannot guarantee that your replacement copy will arrive before the deadline, so it’s a good idea to submit earlier if you’re afraid of anything going wrong.
Q: Can I submit an updated cut of my film after submitting an earlier version?
A:We do not accept updated versions of projects that were initially submitted. Should you still submit an updated version, we will only assess your previous submission. Please complete your application only when you are comfortable with the version you are sending to us.
Q: How will I find out whether or not my film has been selected?
A: After we have accessed the submitted films and the final choices for screening have been decided, your selection status will be emailed directly to you!