Sherwood Players is a community driven entertainment collective based in Los Angeles, CA. We're looking for short films with strong visions from the directors, writers and performers. We are accepting all genres of films that are 30 minutes or less.

All entries are promoted through our social media and website. For this purpose, we recommend that projects must be fully entered on FilmFreeway, including synopsis, and downloadable poster and trailer.

All projects officially selected will receive the Sherwood Players International FIlm Festival official laurel and the custom certificate of achievement according to their final status in the competition.

All FINALISTS for 2021 will be invited to have their film screened at our LIVE in-person festival and awards ceremony happening in Hollywood, CA mid December.

BEST US SHORT FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST LEAD ACTOR
BEST LEAD ACTRESS
BEST ENSEMBLE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST EDITING
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST DIRECTOR

Please read all rules and requirements before submitting your project:

The Sherwood Players International Film Festival accepts all forms and genres 30 minutes or less. All films must be in English or have English subtitles. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.

Submissions must be an original work of the applicant’s team and not based, in whole or part, on another author’s work (unless underlying material is in public domain). You agree that you will not submit any content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive.

By submitting your film, you allow Sherwood Players International Film Festival to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose. A short synopsis and digital still photo is required for all entries (except music videos) for the jury, and for our website announcements should you win.

Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. No premiere status is required. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted.

We reserve the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under these Rules & Regulations, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your entry to the festival.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sherwood Players International Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Entry fees are non-refundable.