2013 MergingArts Short Short Story Film Festival
An online submission form will be available in May 2013.
For submission questions in the meantime, contact us here.
First, as a courtesy to filmmakers, we do not charge a submission fee!
Films must be longer than 1 minute and shorter than 6 minutes, including all credits.
All films must tell a story; this excludes public service announcements, trailers, music videos, non-narrative experimental pieces, etc.
Whether a piece is truly narrative is at the discretion of the submission review panel.
All genres and styles are accepted, including live action, documentaries, animation, drama, comedy, children’s films, science fiction, horror, GLBT, etc.
It is possible for more than one film by a filmmaker to be accepted. This would typically happen if the films are under two minutes and/or have significantly differing styles.
For 2013, we prefer films completed in 2012 or 2013. Films completed in 2010 or 2011 may also be considered. Earlier films are ineligible.
Filmmakers accepted into the festival are encouraged to prepare a brief video introduction (30-60 seconds) of themselves and their film.
The final deadline for film submissions is 1st October, 2013.
We must have a screenable version of the film (see below) and a completed form by that date.
We require submission in SD-DVD format. We accept both PAL and NTSC, but do NOT accept HD format (including H264).
We do not accept AVI, FLV, MOV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WMV, etc.
You can mail a physical DVD to us at the address below (please send two copies for backup).
However, we prefer electronic submission as it is quicker and cheaper.
To submit electronically, follow the steps below.
- Insert the DVD into a computer and view it as files/folders (don't play the DVD).
- Send us the VIDEO_TS folder via YouSendIt or your own FTP service (wetransfer, dropbox, etc.).
- If you know the correct VOB file to send, you may send that instead of the VIDEO_TS folder.
- If you have an .M2V and .AIFF/.AC3 file-pair as output from Final Cut Pro or similar tool for import into DVD Studio Pro, you may send those instead.
Send physical DVDs to:
Short Short Story Film Festival
52 Cedarcrest Drive
Pawtucket, RI 02861 USA
Note: Please do not require a signature as this causes delivery delays.