The Fungi Film Fest (FFF) is the world’s only short film festival dedicated to the beauty, weirdness, and human influences of mushrooms, lichens, and micro fungi.

Filmmakers of all backgrounds and genre types are welcome to submit to the festival, with the only requirement being that their film feature fungi in some way.

+++ FILMS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT fungifilmfest.com/submit. +++
+++ FILMS SUBMITTED VIA FilmFreeway WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. +++

All films in the final FFF program will have a chance to win one or more of the following awards, as selected by the Festival’s jurors and the premiere night’s audience.

BEST OF THE FEST

The Best of the Fest award recognizes the film that combines an original concept, a creative take on mycology or fungi-related culture, and quality cinematography.

AUDIENCE CHOICE

The winning film of this award will be chosen by the audience using an online polling system.

FRESHEST FUNGI FILM

The FFF’s FFF award honors the film with the most unusual presentation of fungi or fungi-related topics.

MOST EDUTAINING

This award honors the top film that is highly entertaining, richly informative, and accessible to a wide variety of audiences.

AVANT-MYCO

This award recognizes the film that presents fungi in the most eclectic, unusual, or thought-provoking manner.

+++ FILMS MUST BE SUMITTED AT fungifilmfest.com/submit. +++
+++ FILMS SUBMITTED VIA FilmFreeway WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. +++

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Duration: 10 minutes maximum for “Short Length” category. Shorter is better, with 3–5 minutes being ideal. 30 minute maximum for “Medium Length.” 120 minutes maximum for “Feature Length.”

Video format: NTSC

Video resolution: 1920 × 1080 (1080 p). 4k can be delivered, though a 1920×1080 version must also be provided

Audio resolution: 2.0 Channel Stereo Mix, 48k, 16 bit

Frame rate: 24 fps preferred, but 23.98 or 29.97 will also be accepted

Codec: Apple Pro Res 422 (standard)

Encoding: H.264 with 15-30 mbps variable bit rate. 4k versions will need a 100-150mbps bit rate.

Container: .MP4

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Visit fungifilmfest.com/submit for full details.

If you are unable to meet the above requirements, just let us know. We can likely modify your file to match these specs, but if you can do it from the start, that will make your film look its best!

If you prefer to send a physical DVD or thumb drive, please contact submissions@fungifilmfest.com for mailing instructions.