The Journal of Short Film (THE JSF) is a not for profit peer reviewed publication operated by The Ohio State University Film Studies Program and is devoted to the distribution of the underrepresented medium of short film. To date the Journal of Short Film has published and distributed 200 films and filmmakers from its completely free submissions process. Pleas read the submission guidelines to receive the password for submission permission.

The JSF is always looking for new short films to publish. Filmmakers should visit the submission page and send us their films for consideration. http://thejsf.org/submissions

If selected to be part of The Journal of Short Film filmmakers will receive:
DVD distribution to universities, libraries and the public both domestic and international.
5 free copies of the DVD their film is published in.
Academic Faculty, Instructors and Lectures can be provided with accepted information to use for their C.V.s and career reviews.

There are no guidelines on content or style, we accept Narrative, Documentary, Animation and Experimental as long as they are under 20 minutes.

If you submit through FilmFreeway, your film must be of high enough quality technically to distribute on a DVD: MPEG2 720P 5-9mbps. Please upload a high quality version instead of supplying a vimeo link. Any submissions from vimeo or you tube will be asked to supply a non web quality version before the submission will be officially accepted.
Or you can send a DVD to:
The Journal of Short Film
Film Studies Program
150 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210, USA
The submission must contain your:

film, name, postal address, email address, and telephone number
include an addressed, stamped envelope if you'd like it returned.

All submissions are carefully considered. It may take up to 2 months after the deadline to respond. Please do not submit films via email.

Please submit films in the following format:
DVDs are preferred, though VHS tapes will be accepted on a need basis.
DVDs must be Region 1, NTSC. Please no PAL tapes or discs.

Rights, and Clearances
The filmmaker maintains the rights to the film. The publishing right granted to the JSF is a non-exclusive, one-time serial right.

Films must have ALL clearances available in writing. Copies may be requested later.

There are no guidelines on content or style, we accept Narrative, Documentary, Animation and Experimental as long as they are under 20 minutes.

If you submit through FilmFreeway, your film must be of high enough quality technically to distribute on a DVD: MPEG2 720P 5-9mbps. Please upload a high quality version instead of supplying a vimeo link. Any submissions from vimeo or you tube will be asked to supply a non web quality version before the submission will be officially accepted.
Or you can send a DVD to:
The Journal of Short Film
Film Studies Program
150 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210, USA
The submission must contain your:

film, name, postal address, email address, and telephone number
include an addressed, stamped envelope if you'd like it returned.

All submissions are carefully considered. It may take up to 2 months after the deadline to respond. Please do not submit films via email.

Please submit films in the following format:
DVDs are preferred, though VHS tapes will be accepted on a need basis.
DVDs must be Region 1, NTSC. Please no PAL tapes or discs.

Rights, and Clearances
The filmmaker maintains the rights to the film. The publishing right granted to the JSF is a non-exclusive, one-time serial right.

Films must have ALL clearances available in writing. Copies may be requested later.

You must have read and fully understood the submissions guidelines before submitting. If you have read this and agree please use the password " THEJSF " to submit your film.