The FantaSci Short Film Festival is a festival dedicated exclusively to short (20 minutes and under) fantasy and sci-fi films. Like you, we're filmmakers ourselves. So we know there's a dearth of outlets to get your passion projects seen.
We also know how miserable an experience it can be to have your films shown in a sub-par location. Which is why we're a founding member of the Best of Film Fest family (http://bestoffilmfest.com/) - five festivals coming together to present best-of screenings in a worthy venue. Thus, our first year will include a live screening block of the best, award winning films chosen by our judges.
Awards & Prizes
We'll have lots of categories from comedy and drama to fan films and even machinima. Here's an idea of the categories we'll have:
Best of the Fest
Best Use of Genre
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Sound Design
Best Set Design
Best Teen Film
Best Fan Film
Best 3D Animation
Indie Auteur Award
Audience Choice Award
The Judy Lawrence Memorial Award
No cash prizes will be awarded. We'll start off with winning laurels and certificates and hope to have trophies if there are enough funds.
Rules & Terms
Films must have been finished after December 31, 2015..
All films must be 20 minutes or less.
As our name implies, we only accept films in the fantasy or sci-fi genres. We are not a horror festival, but there is certainly some cross-over. To that end, we have a horror category, as well. Feel free to submit your horror films. Those with a fantasy or sci-fi element to them are encouraged.
You must own all the rights to your film and hold this festival harmless against any and all claims. Also, by submitting your film to our festival you give us permission to use stills or clips for promotional purposes, such as promo trailers, awards reels, web site images, etc.