Short Short Story Film Festival

15th Edition - 2022

To submit a film:

1. Read the requirements below.

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

3. FTP a copy of the film (DropBox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc.) to, or use our WeTransfer page.

2022 Submissions

The 2022 submission deadline is 31st October.

Submission Requirements

There is no fee to submit a film for consideration.

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 2022, we prefer films completed in 2021 or 2022. Films completed in 2019 or 2020 may also be considered. Earlier films are ineligible.


None of the following criteria disqualify a film but may count against films in consideration for acceptance:

  • Films under 2 minutes
  • Films from 2019
  • Films available publicly online
  • Films that have played extensively in the US (especially northeast)

Technical Guidelines

For submission format, we prefer 1080p AVC/H.264 files.

We prefer bit rates between 10 Mbps and 20 Mbps.

No DVD or DCP submissions, please.

To submit a file, use a service such WeTransfer, DropBox, or Google Drive. Share with email address

You can also send the film file to our WeTransfer page directly.

Filmmakers accepted into the festival are strongly encouraged to provide film stills and a photo of the filmmaker.