Big As Texas Short Film Festival

Big As Texas Short Film Festival

 

Type: Dedicated shortfilm festival
Location: Austin, Texas
Start Month: December


Description

The Big As Texas Short Film Festival is dedicated to independent short films whose standards meet professional levels of quality in all aspects of production; From acting, to sound to cinematography and everything in between.

As filmmakers, we know how it feels to put your heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into a film and it never reaches an audience.
At BATSFF, our goal is to change that. We strive to acknowledge as many high quality films as possible from all over the world so that audiences in Austin Texas have an opportunity to view your film.

We will be giving out 33 trophies and a cash award for Best of the Fest! The cream of the crop will be screened at the Southwest Theaters at Lake Creek where we will also be having a filmmaker meet & greet and our red carpet screening.


Submission Requirements:

We are 100% “green” and will only allow digital screeners and materials via FilmFreeway except for final projection, at which point we will request it from you

Guidelines:
All Federal, State and Local laws and regulations apply.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent or guardian submit on minors behalf).

All entered films must be the original work of the author or authors. Multiple authorship is allowed.

Failure to comply with guidelines, rules, regulations, and eligibility is cause for disqualification.

All BATSFF entries must be submitted through FilmFreeway. Direct entries or payments will not be accepted.

BATSFF reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project or film submitted.

BATSFF does not pay screening fees under any circumstances.

BATSFF reserves the right to disqualify, remove, or otherwise delete a film from our lineup at our own discretion without notice.

One your film has been accepted, acknowledged, and we have the media required, films will not be removed from the lineup unless designated by BATSFF staff.

Entries are NOT guaranteed to be promoted, honored or screened at any BATSFF event. Submission, entry and any fees paid are for inclusion in the film festival finalist selection process. Films selected as “Finalists” will be rated through the judging process and while most Finalist films will be played at the festival, it is not guaranteed. All Finalists are required to provide a high resolution digital version of their film for screening.

All films accepted as finalists must remain active on FilmFreeway up until the festival date. Any film that has its link removed will automatically be withdrawn from the festival.

BATSFF does not issue waivers as there is no way to implement a fair method for which films do or do not deserve waivers. Once submitted, there are no refunds.

Submission Deadline: November



Fees:

Best American Drama Short
Best American Comedy Short
Best Suspense/Thriller Short
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Short
Best Horror Short
Best Animated Short
Best American Documentary Short
Best Foreign Dramatic Short
Best Foreign Comedy Short
Best Foreign Documentary Short
Best Super Short Short (Under 5 mins)
Best Television/Web Episode
Best Mockumentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Music Video (10 minutes or less)
Best LGBT short
Best Of the Fest – The overall winner of the highest rated film from any category.
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Special Effects
Best Editing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Director
Best Texas Short
Audience Award
Best Soundtrack (music) – This category is not open to music videos
Best Costumes
Best Art Direction
Founders Award – Sometimes a film doesn’t score as well with the judges, but the Festival Directors feel like is worthy of an award. This award may or may not be awarded.

Awards / Prizes:

Best American Drama Short
Best American Comedy Short
Best Suspense/Thriller Short
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Short
Best Horror Short
Best Animated Short
Best American Documentary Short
Best Foreign Dramatic Short
Best Foreign Comedy Short
Best Foreign Documentary Short
Best Super Short Short (Under 5 mins)
Best Television/Web Episode
Best Mockumentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Music Video (10 minutes or less)
Best LGBT short
Best Of the Fest – The overall winner of the highest rated film from any category.
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Special Effects
Best Editing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Director
Best Texas Short
Audience Award
Best Soundtrack (music) – This category is not open to music videos
Best Costumes
Best Art Direction
Founders Award – Sometimes a film doesn’t score as well with the judges, but the Festival Directors feel like is worthy of an award. This award may or may not be awarded.

Contact: Kevin Machate (batsff@gmail.com)

Website: http://www.batsff.com/

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