In SANTA BARBARA, CA at SBCAST.org
This is the 3rd of the 3-Minute Film Festival series in 2017!
3...THREE... is an Awesome Number! We live in the 3rd Dimension! Everyone loves a Major 3rd. The 3 Stooges were funny and all religions have something to do with 3. HELLO!
And, if your work is screened at SBCAST, a home-run for the team; it adds up to more caché! You're in Santa Barbara!
Films must be no longer than 3 minutes, including credits and music.
Five genres are accepted: Narrative, Documentary, Animation and Experimental. And, Virual Reality now added. And, once again, Original Music Scores encouraged.
Selected films will have one screening on Thursday night, November 30, 2017, for approximately one hour plus with any discussion, at the Santa Barbara Center for Arts, Science and Technology (SBCAST). Filmmakers who attend will be asked to introduce their films. Composer for original scores may also be asked to speak; and if they wish to play live music under the film -- they may do so. Just let the director know in advance.
Awards & Prizes
Laurels will be given for: Official Selection, Winner for Best Documentary, Best Narrative, Best Experimental, Best Animation, Best Student, and Best Original Music Score. Best Virual Reality. Student work will be judged with professionals.
Films will be judged by professionals in the field of film-making, writing, reviewing, film curating, and original music score.
No financial awards, but winners get to come and see the festival for free, with California love and affection for showing up.
Rules & Terms
All work must be easily accessed and downloaded, created within the last four years, which includes 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. If not in English, then there must be English subtitles.
Five genres accepted: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental and Virtual Reality.
Not accepted are: Political/Religious ads, gratuitous violence and abuse, or pornography. All films are screened prior by the director for compliance.
If accepted, filmmakers are require to allow the festival to use trailers, clips and film information for promotions, including promoting original scored music. Live music performance under films is acceptable with prior arrangement of time with the festival director.