We were going to do a festival devoted to only comedic shorts. However, we've decided to open it up to ALL GENRES. Narratives, animations and documentaries, etc.
So please submit the best you got. Thanks to all you wonderful filmmakers throughout the world!

Our mission is to bring cultures together through the art of filmmaking.

There will be $200 awarded to the Audience Favorite Film director!

There will be laurels given in various categories judged by audience members and The Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival panel of judges.

Press releases will go to the New York Times, Time Out NY, NY Daily News (see their article on us at http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/sunnyside-festival-features-local-foreign-short-films-article-1.319582), various local papers and the TV station NY 1.

SHORT FILMS ONLY. 20 MINUTES MAXIMUM
ENTRY RULES & GUIDELINES (*ALL STUDENT FILMS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY STUDENT I.D. PROOF CAN BE EMAILED TO FilmFreeway OR sunnysideshortsfest@gmail.com.
FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS: Through the Secure Online Screening format available through FilmFreeway. Please ensure that your film plays fully. Questions can be directed to FilmFreeway Festival or to sunnysideshortsfest@gmail.com. Exhibition is by video projection only. All submission media should be clearly marked with director's name, film title, genre, total running time and the filmmakers' email address and FilmFreeway tracking #.

All entrants will be notified of selection by Sept. 9, 2019, or earlier.

Please ensure if you are submitting a film that contains copyrighted material by anyone other than yourself, that you have obtained festival clearance for that material used. By entering your work, you agree to this and the responsibilities involved.

Films screened in the festival should be presented in English. For all dialogues presented in other languages, the festival will accept subtitling and/or dubbing.

All films selected for the festival are automatically entered into competition for a variety of honors and prizes awarded by the festival organizers, jurors and audience.

Film Length is 20 minutes max.

All student entries must be accompanied by a photocopy of a current student I.D.. Please email these to sunnysideshortsfest@gmail.com.

Entering this competition represents my accepting all the terms and conditions specified above.

All questions should be sent to sunnysideshortsfest@gmail.com.

Overall Rating
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  • Sadly I didn't make it to the festival, but our communication was great and the festival organizers rarely take the trouble of giving filmmakers feedback, as they did in this occasion. Hope to be there next year!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Mart. Hope to see your submission for 2020.
    Best,
    Sherry Gamlin

  • Claire Kinnen

    This was a lovely community film festival. It was great to have our film show here and we really enjoyed the experience. I would definitely submit again!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Claire! I hope we see you in 2020!

  • Everyone on this team was great to work with. I was very impressed with the quality of films that were curated for this festival. All the filmmakers that were in attendance were very happy with the hospitality and the feedback from the audience was great. Definitely a festival that I will return to in the future.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Danny! Everyone loved "Last Call".

  • Madison Traub

    I am so honored to have had my short film, "Worlds Apart, Same Heart" selected and shown at this festival. Communication was great, as well the additional help I received from the festival director. Everyone there was so friendly and supportive of our teen film. It was such an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend it to other aspiring filmmakers!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Madison! It was great meeting you and your family. Wonderful film you made and should be shown at all schools.

  • Anthony Bradley

    Great festival that really supports the filmmakers!

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Anthony! We loved your film "Flaws". As did the audience.