The Georgia BigPictureCon Short Film Festival takes place in conjunction with the two day BigPictureCon Film & Technology Conference. Submissions selected for screening come with two 2-day BigPictureCon conference passes (including free festival admission). Additional 2-day conference passes will be available for selected filmmakers at 1/2 price.

The festival mission is to allow student and emerging filmmakers a chance to have their work showcased at a venue where professionals and peers are present to evaluate their talent and vision. Additionally, they can network and access opportunities for professional development.

Submissions are welcome from all emerging filmmakers. To encourage student engagement in the local film and digital media production industry, we will introduce our first award for Best Student Film. High School students over the age of 16 are eligible to submit. A prize for this category will be determined by the quality and number of entries received.

Films will be evaluated by an esteemed jury of industry professionals, such as; film festival programmers and established filmmakers. The judging criteria will take into account elements such as quality of story line, creativity, production quality, acting, soundtrack and editing.

Short film submissions will be accepted on any topic. However, the piece must be family-friendly (PG or G-rated), with no grotesque violence, nudity, or other inappropriate content. Films cannot be more than 10 minutes in length.

We're pleased to recognize our sponsors who helped to make this event possible:

Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts and the Student Media Division
Visionary Marketing Group
Stage 10 Media
FilmFreeway
├ęclat Design Studio
ProductionHub.com
InkTip

Awards & Prizes

$250 First prize
$100 Second prize
$100 Audience Choice award
Best Student Film (Prize Package TBD)
Host School Award (Prize Package TBD)

We are pleased to offer a special prize from one of our sponsors. Winners of the Best Picture and Audience Choice Awards will also receive an InkTip Script Listing: A complimentary listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.

InkTip: Where everyone goes for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Rules & Terms

Only submissions from the following southeast regional states are eligible: Alabama (AL), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), and Tennessee (TN). Submissions from other areas (including outside the U.S.) are welcome to enter, however, they will not be eligible for prizes.

Submissions are welcome from all emerging filmmakers. To encourage student engagement in the local film and digital media production industry, we will introduce our first award for Best Student Film. High School students over the age of 16 and college students are eligible to submit. A prize for this category will be determined by the quality and number of entries received.

In addition, below are rules and terms for all submissions:

- Open to a variety of genres, themes, and topics.
- Must be rated PG for all audiences (no foul language, violence, grotesque images, nudity, or mature themes).
- Maximum Total Running Time: 10 mins.
- Submissions may be sent via filmfreeway.com online, or sent in via a private URL.
- Preferred method of submission is online. However, if you're unable to submit online, please contact us for instructions to submit via DVD.

Deadlines:
Early ... Jun 12
Regular ... Jul 24
Late ... Aug 21
Extended Deadline...Oct 2

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