SFAAF is the film festival with a monthly presentation, as well as being an online viewing site. THE WINNING FILMS WILL BE IN LIVE SCREENING AT THE END OF THE MONTH, IN AN EVENT WITH SCREENINGS FOR ALL AUDIENCES. THE COMPETITION IS EVERY MONTH, AND EVERY MONTH THERE WILL BE LIVE SCREENING FOR THE PUBLIC. SFAAF is a festival of the arts, which includes cinema, music video, web series, theater, music, advertising, photography, among others.
MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL with Live Screening: where the awards of the FILM OF THE MONTH will be awarded in each category.
Important: Only your movie will be placed online, if you wish. There must be an express acceptance of you; Otherwise, only the trailer will be posted online.

- Winner Certificate - The monthly winners at each categories receive a free digital certificate, in addition to the Laurel Festival.
- Official Selection Certificate - The films that are Official Selection in the month receive a Selection Laurel.
- Statuette SFAAF - The monthly winners at each categories receive a Trophy. The winners may order one or more statuettes, for $ 135 more shipping per each.
Best Student Short film
Best Drama Short film
Best Comedy Short film
Best Horror Short film
Best Thriller Short film
Best Crime Short film
Best Mystery Short film
Best Fantasy Short film
Best Sci-Fi Short film
Best LGBTQ Short film
Best Animation Short film
Best Experimental Film
Best Documentary Short film
Best Indie Short film
Best Student feature
Best Drama feature
Best Comedy feature
Best Horror feature
Best Thriller feature
Best Crime feature
Best Mystery feature
Best Fantasy feature
Best Sci-Fi feature
Best LGBTQ feature
Best Animation feature
Best Experimental feature
Best Documentary feature
Best Indie feature
Best First film by the director

Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Trailer or teaser
Best Commercial Video
Best Screenplay Short film
Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Lead Actor
Best Lead Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor (<18)
Best Young Actress (<18)
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Young Director Award
Female Director Award
--- Networks Awards
--- Audience Awards

--Theatre Awards--
Best Play
Best Book

-- Musical show:
Best Group musical show.
Best Individual musical show.

Language: The films must include English or spanish subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
Double presentation: Authors can only submit the same entry every month if their film didn’t win any awards.
Genry & Extension of films: Short films as well as feature films of any genre and format up to 35 minutes (short films) and 300 minutes (feature films) are accepted.
Screenplays: Filmmakers can enter their screenplay (of any genre, up to 40 pages) to the competition. They will not be published anywhere.

Submission Way
A filmmaker can submit their films and works online through online film festival partner's; or submit entries via film form available on the festival website.

Official Selection
The films chosen by the Jury for the monthly competition, will form the Official Selection of the month. The filmmaker is notified via email and through the festival´s partner where he made the submission.

The monthly competition starts on the 15th of each month and ends on the 12th of the following month. The Official Selection will be announced on the 14th of each month; And the next Saturday will be the Live screening of the best movies of the month. On Sunday, the winning films of the month will be announced.

The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing.
Only your movie will be placed online, if you wish. There must be an express acceptance of you; Otherwise, only the trailer will be posted online.

The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the South Film and Arts Academy Festival.
The applicant confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the SUFAAF.

The categories of the festival are as follows:
Student Short film
Drama Short film
Comedy Short film
Horror Short film
Thriller Short film
Crime Short film
Mystery Short film
Fantasy Short film
Sci-Fi Short film
LGBTQ Short film
Animation Short film
Experimental Film
Documentary Short film
Indie Short film
First film by the director
Student feature
Drama feature
Comedy feature
Horror feature
Thriller feature
Crime feature
Mystery feature
Fantasy feature
Sci-Fi feature
LGBTQ feature
Animation feature
Experimental feature
Documentary feature
Indie feature
First film by the director

Web Serie
Music Video
Trailer or teaser
Commercial Video
Screenplay Short film
First Time Director
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Young Actor (<18)
Young Actress (<18)
Art Direction
Original Score
Sound Design
Visual Effects
Young Director
Female Director
--- Networks Awards: When you submit the movie, it will be placed on Facebook. To vote for her you must give Like to the festival page and place a comment on the publication of the film. The winning films will be the ones that more comments achieve in their publication of Facebook.
--- Audience Awards: Audience votes on Live screening day.

--Theatre Awards--
The theater show Must be filmed

-- Musical show Awards--
Group musical show
Individual musical show
Must be filmed. We accept orchestras, musical groups, individual shows, etc.

Overall Rating
  • A great festival experience thus far. Notifications were prompt and any other external communication was met with quick feedback. I'll definitely be coming back in the future.

    October 2018
  • Joseph Villapaz

    A wonderful opportunity to let your work be seen and heard.

    October 2018
  • A place where independent film makers will get proper recognition for their hard work and investment. Excellent communication and marvellous festival.

    September 2018
  • Raymond Gerard Braza

    Thank you to SFAAF for allowing me to make my dreams come true!!! This was my first time making a short horror film and applying to festivals, and for SFAAF being the first one to officially select me was a rewarding experience! Although I was not able to go to Chile, their festival is handled very well and their opportunity to give filmmakers a chance makes everything worthwhile. Thank you SFAAF for awarding my short, Wayward Nature, as being the Best Horror Short Film for this month's festival! I cannot wait to show you all more of my work in the future! Thank you again for helping first time filmmakers as myself!

    September 2018
  • Lorenzo Gonnelli

    Very nice festival with great people !

    September 2018