Short Short Story Film Festival

8th Edition

Submission Fee

There is no fee to submit a film for consideration.

Submission Dates

The seventh edition of the festival took place November 2013.

Submissions for the eighth edition, taking place in November 2014, will be accepted starting in July 2014.

Submission Rules

The length of the film including all credits must be at least 2 minutes (2:00:00) and shorter than 6 minutes (5:59:xx).

The film 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 considered, including live action and animation, documentary and fiction, drama and comedy, etc.

For 2014, we prefer films completed in 2013 or 2014. Films completed in 2012 may also be considered. Earlier films are ineligible.

Filmmakers accepted into the festival are strongly encouraged to provide film stills and a headshot.

Technical Guidelines

For submission format, we generally prefer 1080p H.264. Exhibition format is to be determined.

We are happy to accept uncompressed or less-compressed formats such as Apple ProRes if your FTP method can handle the file size.

We require electronic submission as it is faster, cheaper, and less out of control than snail mail.

To submit electronically, use Hightail or your own FTP service (wetransfer, dropbox, etc.).