SILVER SCREEN FOR SHORT FILMS ("SSSF") celebrates, inspires and entertains by honoring short films that offer honest, exciting and thought-provoking portrayals of our world. The showcase event is organized and presented by Nukkad-USA Productions, Inc. and is an ongoing monthly Showcase/Screening of short films on THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH at VILLAGIO CINEMAS theatre centrally located in Tampa, Florida, USA. SSSF is two hours event which includes approx. 90 minutes of film screenings followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
SSSF accepts SUBMISSIONS for all GENRES of short films in any language including narratives, animations, public service announcements, music video, experimental, documentaries, teaser/trailer, demo reel and foreign films WITH NO RESTRICTIONS on premiere, online status or production year.
All selected films will get “Official Selection Laurel” and a complimentary ticket to the event showing their film.
At the end of each show the audience will vote for their favorite films.The film with maximum votes will get "SSSF Audience Choice Award"(*).
(*) In order to received the award, the filmmaker or any representative from film should be present at the event. In case of absence, the award will go to next runner up film.
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SSSF SCREENINGS THE FILMS HAVE TO FULFILL THE FOLLOWING TERMS & CONDITIONS:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The Last day of each month is the closing date of submission for the next month’s screening. If we have enough submissions for a month prior to your submission, your submission will be considered for the following month’s SSSF.
DURATION: The duration of each film should not exceed more than 20 minutes (rounded to next whole minute) including credits.
$20 for running time 1 - 10 minutes;
$30 for running time 10 - 15 minutes; and
$40 for running time 15 - 20 minutes.
The submission fee is non refundable in case of non-selection for any reason such as non-suitable contents or poor video/audio quality, etc.
(**) The film submitted using submission waiver will neither be contested for Award nor the filmmaker will get complimentary tickets.
SCREENING FILES: The films must be in 1080p or higher resolution in quicktime (.mov or .mp4) and should be submitted via any downloadable link (Dropbox or Vimeo etc.) sent to SSSF@Nukkad-USA.Org. SSSF doesn't accept DCP or any discs - DVD or BluRay. Though the video Files in DATA DVD or USB can be sent through post to SSSF office address.
COPYRIGHTS: The filmmakers can submit multiple films as long as they own or have all the rights to the film(s). SSSF doesn’t ask for or hold any liability or responsibility of any kind for any copyright Infringements.
RESTRICTIONS: SSSF will shortlist these films to make each show/screening filled with a variety of healthy entertainment for approx. 90 Minutes. Any profanity, excessive violence or any nudity are not acceptable. Action is OK but no vulgarity.
ALL THE SELECTED FILMS WILL BE SCREENED IN THE ORIGINAL AS-IS VERSION AS RECEIVED BY SSSF. THE SSSF AGREES NOT TO PRESENT ANY FILM TO ANY PERSON (EXCEPT THE JURY) BEFORE THE SCREENING OF THE FILM WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE SHOWCASE.
THE DAY, PLACE AND TIME (IN CASE OF ANY CHANGE) OF THE SCREENING OF THE SHORTLISTED FILMS IS DECIDED BY THE ORGANIZERS OF SSSF AND WILL BE POSTED ON ITS OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE, WEBSITE AND ALSO COMMUNICATED TO THE SUBMITTERS.
THE FILMS WILL OFFICIALLY BE SHORTLISTED WHEN THE THE SUBMISSION FEE, AND SCREENING FILES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY SSSF. THE SUBMISSION STANDS AS AN ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF SSSF.
THE FILMS PRESENTED AT SSSF ARE SELECTED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE TEAM / INDIVIDUAL(S). SSSF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO JUDGE ANY CASE THAT IS NOT COVERED BY THESE REGULATIONS.
SSSF WILL HAVE RIGHT TO USE THE VIDEO FILE FOR PROMO, PREVIEWS, AND REPEAT SCREENINGS FOR ALL SELECTED FILMS.