You have a story. Tell it. You have a vision. Show it. You have a talent. Share it. You have FIVE MINUTES OR LESS.

The Duluth Playhouse presents the 14th annual Short Shorts Film Festival at The Underground theater in Duluth, Minnesota on February 16, 2019. It is Northern Minnesota's only Short Film Festival . The Festival is open to professional and amateur filmmakers from all over the world, and in all genres.

A panel of judges will select the top 15 finalists, and a live audience will pick the top three winners at the event, who will receive cash prizes. Need not be present to win.

First Place: $300.00
Second Place: $200.00
Third Place: $100.00

CONTEST RULES:
12th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7pm CST
DEADLINE TO ENTER: February 8, 2019, 4:30pm CST.

FILM DURATION MUST BE FIVE MINUTES OR LESS
Film must not contain any nudity or any content that would give the film an R-rating Film MUST have original or royalty free music that you have obtained permission to use
Film content must be original (no adaptations)
Film may be in any genre: animation, documentary, comedy, drama, music video, etc.
You may submit more than one film to the festival
There is a $15.00 entry fee, per film
THE LAST DAY YOUR FILM WILL BE ACCEPTED IS February 8, 2019 at 4:30PM CST.
You will be notified via email the week of February 11
Filmmakers that are finalists receive one complimentary ticket to the event
A panel of judges will review the films, and the top selections (usually 12-15 total) will be shown at the festival on February 16, 2019 at 7pm
The audience will score each film from 1-10, and the top three (first, second, and third place) will be announced live at the event,and will receive a cash prize (listed below)
Filmmakers need not be present to win.
There are no refunds on entry fees to if your film is disqualified, or not selected as a finalist.

Checks will be handed out the evening of the event or put in the mail the following Monday. Please make sure you list your proper mailing address on your application

Cash Prizes 1st-$300 2nd-$200 3rd-$100

Additional Info:
The fee for entering the film festival is $15 (US) per film.

Questions/Problems, please email: Robert at rlee@duluthplayhouse.org

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  • Deep Visions

    Excellent festival. We're so grateful and honoured to have our work regconized. Great communications, thank you so much. Looking forward to participate in your next event!

    March 2017