Film Submission Guidelines

Submissions in this category include original short films of no more than 30 minutes in duration.

  • Short films should be submitted electronically as MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mp4) files through the online submission portal. Each file should be uploaded as the "Submission File" in the portal and should be named with the last name of the submitter.
  • Titles are limited to 10 words and are entered directly into the online submission portal.
  • Please include a separate cover page, as described on the Submissions page. This cover page should be uploaded as a "Supplementary File" in the online submission portal. Please name this file "(last name of submitter)_coverpage".
  • An optional short description (50 words or less) of the work can also be submitted. This should be entered in the "Abstract" section of the online submission portal. If you do not wish to include a short description, please enter "No Abstract" in the "Abstract" section.
  • A copy of the original screenplay may also be submitted for evaluation by reviewers. The screenplay should be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format, double-spaced with one-inch margins, with pages numbered in the lower right hand corner and use 12 point Georgia typeface. This file should be named "(last name of submitter)_screenplay" and should be uploaded as a "Supplementary File" in the online submission portal.