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Shorts Showcase Film Festival 2015

Deadline for submissions the Shorts Showcase Festival 2015 is June 30th 2015. Your short film entry will be featured in the Shorts Showcase system including our mobile app, on-line and will be considered for a possible showing on our weekly PBS-KVCR TV Show.  Encourage your friends and followers to vote for and like your film on our website, our mobile app and on our social network channels: You Tube Channel,  Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter. This will increase your chance of being a finalist in the Shorts Showcase Festival Awards 2015. The votes and likes will stop being counted at midnight PST, August 31 2015.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length including credits.
Films longer than 19 minutes will not qualify for TV broadcast.
All non-English language films must have English language subtitles.
All films have to be in HD unless for artistic choice a different format has been used. SD upscaled into HD is not acceptable.
Submissions must be postmarked no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective entry fees.
For Student entries, a photocopy of an official student ID or a letter from the school must be e-mailed or sent with the entry submission as proof of student status when the film was made.
Submissions will not be returned.
Films mailed into the festival must arrive with shipping, customs duties and taxes pre-paid, by June 30th 2015.
Please provide
-Full production credits and director’s biography.
-Film synopsis no longer than 50 words.

NO FEE WAIVERS – please don’t ask.


 

submit your short film

1.Click on the above mail icon to open the form fill it, print it and sign it and either e-mail it to us  after scanning it at info@shortsshowcase.com, or mail it to us.

2. Mail us the film HD format. Encoded possibly as Apple ProRes 4.2.2 or H264 not less than 30Mbps. SD film upscaled into HD is not acceptable. Alternatively upload it online possibly using WeTransfer, or other cloud services like OneDrive and Goggle Drive. Dropbox has been known to corrupt Apple ProRes 4.2.2 files.  Please name your file as the film title.

3. Either mail us a check with the submission fee,  or you can pay using the online payment option.

If you are mailing everything please send to: Shorts Showcase, 1775 E Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-381, Palm Springs, CA 92264.

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Submitting Rules

Submission fees are:  General $75, Student $50, Films 5 minutes or less $25

We are an online festival and the exposure on our website, mobile apps and You Tube and other social media is essential for the voting system.

If your film is still in the circuit of exclusive festivals, please check eligibility with those festivals before submitting to Shorts Showcase.   While we provide maximum exposure for your film, we encourage you to complete your Festival Circuit first.

Once your film is approved it will entered in the appropriate categories.

Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Award 2015 (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media).

Shorts Showcase Animated Film Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media).

Shorts Showcase Drama Category Award  (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media).

Shorts Showcase Comedy Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Documentary Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Romance Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Sci-Fi Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Thriller Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase  Art House Category Award (most votes and likes across all the SS web, apps and social media)

Shorts Showcase Critics Award 2015.  (most votes from SS Jury Panel)

Please make sure you enter the appropriate category on your submission form.  If you wish your film to be included in more than one category, a separate submission fee is required for each category on your submission form.

If you print the form and write in the information, please be sure to print clearly!

If you open the PDF submission form and type in the information, please ‘save as’ the name of your film, then attach that form to an email and send to: info@shortsshowcase.com.  (Note: If you don’t change the name of the PDF file, the form may come back blank.)