Short Short Story Film Festival

8th Edition

To submit a film:

1. Read the requirements below.

2. Fill out an entry form HERE (opens in new window).

3. Send the film via FTP HERE or your own method.

Contact us with any questions.

Submission Fee

There is no fee to submit a film for consideration.

Submission Dates

The final deadline for film submissions is 20th October, 2014. We must have a completed form and a screenable version of the film by that date.

If you submitted a film, you will be notified of your submission status by 8th November, 2014. We appreciate your patience.

Submission Requirements

The length of the film including all credits must be at least 1 minute (1:00:00) 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.


Any of the following criteria are not mandatory, but may count against films in judging:

  • Films under 2 minutes
  • Films from 2012
  • Films available publicly online
  • Films that have played extensively in the US (especially northeast)

Technical Guidelines

For submission format, we prefer 1080p H.264 files (720p is acceptable). No DVD or DCP submissions, please.

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.).

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