Sunderland Shorts Film Festival

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival

Type: Dedicated shortfilm festival
Location: Sunderland, United Kingdom
Start Month: May


Description

Sunderland Shorts is a new film festival for the North East of England, created to celebrate the finest short filmmakers from around the corner and across the globe. It was created in collaboration with DC Shorts and supported by Sunderland City Council and the Washington DC Commission on Arts and Humanities.
Selected films from Sunderland Shorts festival will be featured in the 2017 DC Shorts Film Festival programme, exposing Sunderland’s filmmakers to our sister city’s audience.


Submission Requirements:

The SSFF is open to short films made anywhere in the world of all production techniques, forms, genres and budgets providing they comply with these rules, however promotional films are not eligible (for example, films promoting tourism, charitable appeals etc.).
Films must have been completed after 1 January 2015. Films completed prior to this date will be automatically disqualified unless they have been specifically invited by the SSFF organizing team.
Only completed films will be considered. If you wish to submit a partially completed film please contact the SSFF Programming Team prior to submission to discuss your entry.
Films must not exceed 20 minutes in length, including credits.
All non-English language films must have English subtitles. Non English entries submitted without subtitles will be automatically disqualified, however exceptions may be made where there is an artistic decision to use some non-English scenes without subtitles within a film. If you would like to submit a film with non-English scenes and no subtitles, please contact the SSFF Programming Team prior to submission to discuss your entry.

Submission Deadline: November



Fees:

We’ll be awarding films with Audience Favourite and Jury Favourite laurels, as well as numerous category-based awards which will be announced at a later date.
A selection of films from Sunderland Shorts 2017 will also be screened at the 2017 edition of DC Shorts in Washington DC, USA. This selection will be made by DC Shorts’ festival director Jon Gann.

Awards / Prizes:

We’ll be awarding films with Audience Favourite and Jury Favourite laurels, as well as numerous category-based awards which will be announced at a later date.
A selection of films from Sunderland Shorts 2017 will also be screened at the 2017 edition of DC Shorts in Washington DC, USA. This selection will be made by DC Shorts’ festival director Jon Gann.

Contact: Anne Tye (info@sunderlandshorts.com)

Website: http://sunderlandshorts.co.uk/

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