Rules

RULES

PLEASE READ THE RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING.

**PLEASE NOTE: submission fees are non-refundable**

The festival has TWO CATEGORIES:

Canada Films - films made in Canada or by a Canadian filmmaker (writer, producer, director)

International Films - films made outside of Canada by non-Canadian filmmakers (writer, producer, director)

ALL FILMS MUST BE 300 SECONDS (5 MINUTES) OR LESS (MINIMUM 1 MINUTE, unless submitting in the 15-Second Story Category, INCLUDING CREDITS!

All films must have a FilmFreeway or Vimeo screener.

All official selections will receive laurels.

All official winners will receive laurels and FREE FilmFreeway extended deadline entry for one film to the 2018 festival.

All official winners will be posted on the Winners page on our website.

BEST DIRECTOR (Canadian Films)

BEST DIRECTOR (International Films)

BEST ACTOR (Canada Films)

BEST ACTOR (International FIlms)

BEST ACTRESS (Canada Films)

BEST ACTRESS (International Films)

BEST CAST (Canada Films)

BEST CAST (International Films)

 

AUDIENCE CHOICE

BEST ONE MINUTE FILM (only applies to submissions that are exactly 60 seconds in length, including credits)

BEST DRAMA

BEST COMEDY

BEST ANIMATION

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

BEST FILM OF THE YEAR

BEST 15-SECOND STORY

 

Minimum length: 60 seconds (1 minute)

Maximum length: 300 seconds (5 minutes)

All films must be in English or have English subtitles.

We accept any genre of film, music video, web series, documentary, etc as long as the maximum length (including credits) is 300 seconds.

No limit on submissions or production date.

All films must have a FilmFreeway or Vimeo screener. NO DVDs or other media that need to be physically mailed to us. ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ONLY!!!

Filmmakers retain the rights to their films.

Filmmakers are responsible for acquiring copyrights, licenses and releases for media used in their films.

Filmmakers agree that we can show their film at our live screening upon selection to the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival.