San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival
To encourage New Filmmakers
 www.sfnewfilm.org
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Mission
San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival is a US government approved 501(C) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.  
Provide an international platform for all film lovers, professional filmmakers and film/media students who love filmmaking to stand out.
Discover and select potential talents with new technique & skills, who demonstrate original concept and accelerate their development within the film industry.
Encourage new filmmakers especially young and first-time filmmakers for their new productions. Encourage and celebrate original and insightful screenwriting and new ideas in film. Accept films in all categories and subject matter.
Make friends and enhance communication through films.

• 2018 Festival Schedule 
         October 25, 2018------October 28, 2018

• Conditions of entry & fees: 
* Please catch the Early Bird Deadline:
 
1. Conditions
    a.       Originality
    b.       Theme: Optimistic   Creative    Proactive
    c.       Genre
              Feature Film                              (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
            Documentary                             (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
            Animation                                  (TRT 60 min to 120 min)
            Screenwriting (60 to 120 Min, PDF format, in English or Chinese)          
Short narrative movie                 (TRT under 60 min.)
              Short documentary                    (TRT under 60 min.)    
            Screenwriting For Shorts            (2 to 59 Min, PDF format, in English or Chinese)
            Short Animation (2D, 3D)           (TRT under 60 min)
             Music Video                     (Maximum 5 min.)                
            Commercial                               (Maximum 2 min.)
     d.      Format of Submission
Application Deadline: July 31st, 2018
We accept digital submissions only. Entry on the website: sfnewfilm.org or through FilmFreeway.com. Vimeo, YouTube or Youku for film entry are accepted.

3. Final stage (October 25, 2018----October 28, 2018)
Selected films screening, workshop, celebration party and award ceremony.

Awards & Prizes

Awards category
Best Picture Award (Feature Film) a certificate & a trophy
Best Documentary Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Short Native Film Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Short Documentary Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Commercial Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Music Video Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Animation Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Director Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Screenwriting Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Short Screenwriting Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Cinematography Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Editing Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Sound Effect Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Music Score Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Action Design Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Leading Actor Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Leading Actress Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Supporting Actor Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Supporting Actress Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Student Creation Award a certificate & a trophy
Best Student Talent Award a certificate & a trophy
Most Popular Film Award (Audience Vote) a certificate
Excellent Awards in different categories.
Note:The final decision is made by the Festival Committee.

Rules & Terms

•     ·      Channels of submission
1. Register at the festival’s official website: www.sfnewfilm.org.
2. Submit films online or through FilmFreeway.com.
3. Recommendations by experts and film committee. Filmmakers still need to register online.
4.      Register through related film schools, and submit films online.

•     Contest system
       1.   The contest is organized and supervised by the film festival committee.
       2.   Committee divisions:
Website group, promotion group, works collecting group, accounting group, contest group, judge group
           
• Film Evaluate
1. Preliminary evaluation
a. Submitted films are divided by categories and being viewed and graded by the primary Judge Group.
b. Optional online vote for public audience for “Audience Award”.
c. Expert Judge Committee final review and grading.
d. Judges vote per quality of:
1) Story
2) Performance
3) Director’s Vision
4) Cinematography
5) Production Design
6) Sound Design
7) Editing

2. The system of evaluation
Online viewers’ grading (20%), Judge Committee’s grading (80%) to final stage. The film committee will issue award certificates to the best and most popular films.

2 Reviews

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
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    James Myers

    This was one of the most welcoming and friendly festivals I've attended. Awesome networking opportunities and great energy at the Red Carpet Gala and Awards Ceremony. I highly recommend this festival!

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear James Myers:

    Thank you for your attendance to our 2017 SFNCFF Ceremony! Congratulations for your excellent film contribution! We are looking forward to your new film next year!

    SFNCFF
    www.sfnewfilm.org
    sfnewfilmentry@gmail.com

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    Laura Carruthers

    This festival celebrates "new concepts" - unique ways of communicating that bridge our passions and push their boundaries, and that's what the transcendent art of film-making is all about. It was a great privilege to contribute to it and to be recognized by it.

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for filmmakers like you to submit excellent film portfolio to SFNCFF! We would like to see more good films entry in near future!