****EVENT DATE MOVED TO OCTOBER 16, 2017 - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE***
***PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT FILMS THAT ARE 1-5 MINUTES LONG. LONGER FILMS SUBMITTED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED***
Welcome to the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival!
Super Short Films. Micro Films. Miniature Films. 300 seconds and under.
2017 is our festival's first year and we invite filmmakers from all over the world to submit their short films. Take advantage of our FREE and low entry fee options!
**PLEASE NOTE: Submission fees are non-refundable**
Canada Films - films made in Canada or by a Canadian filmmaker (writer, producer, director)
International Films - films made outside of Canada by non-Canadian filmmakers (writer, producer, director)
15-Second Story - any genre, 15 seconds in length
*ALL FILMS MUST BE 300 SECONDS (5 MINUTES) OR LESS, INCLUDING CREDITS*
Show our jury panel what you can do in 300 seconds and under!
All films must have a FilmFreeway or Vimeo screener.
From December 1 to May 30, all selected films will received Official Selection notifications. From this pool, judges will select the Semi-Finalists during a private screening and filmmakers will be notified on May 31.
The judges will then select several films from this lot to be shown at another private screening, on June 10, where they will select each category's Finalists.
The live screening event, open for free to the public, will occur on July 10 where the film Finalists will be shown on screen and the audience and judges will choose the Award Winners.
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*A message from our partner, the Reel Erotic Art Film Festival*
The Reel Erotic Art Film Festival aims to celebrate the erotic arts. The festival accepts entries in several categories, including Smartphone Films, 15-Second Shorts and screenplays, with opportunities to win cash prizes and awards! A live screening event will be held on August 6, 2017 at The Cotton Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
*A message from our partner, the Alternative Film Festival*
The Alternative Film Festival is committed to bringing filmmakers of all levels - even beginners - a chance at taking home a festival award. AltFF accept films in all genres. We are giving out awards - all IMDb eligible - in multiple categories.
Awards & Prizes
All official selections will receive laurels.
All semi-finalists will receive laurels.
All finalists will receive laurels.
All official winners will receive laurels, ready-to-print certificates, review of their film and FREE FilmFreeway extended deadline entry for one film to the 2018 festival.
All official winners will be posted on the Winners page on our website.
More prizes and awards to be announced as the event draws near!
BEST DIRECTOR (Canadian Films)
BEST DIRECTOR (International Films)
BEST ACTOR (Canada Films)
BEST ACTOR (International Films)
BEST ACTRESS (Canada Films)
BEST ACTRESS (International Films)
BEST CAST (Canada Films)
BEST CAST (International Films)
BEST ONE MINUTE FILM (only applies to submissions that are exactly 60 seconds in length, including credits)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR
BEST 15-SECOND STORY
Rules & Terms
Minimum length: 60 seconds (1 minute)
Maximum length: 300 seconds (5 minutes)
All films must be in English or have English subtitles.
We accept any genre of film, music video, web series, documentary, etc as long as the maximum length (including credits) is 300 seconds.
No limit on submissions or production date.
All films must have a FilmFreeway or Vimeo screener. NO DVDs or other media that need to be physically mailed to us. ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ONLY!!!
We do not pay screening fees.
Filmmakers retain the rights to their films.
Filmmakers are responsible for acquiring copyrights, licenses and releases for media used in their films.
Filmmakers agree that we can show their film at our live screening upon selection to the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival.