Next Show: March 1st
Submission Deadline: February 26th
Short Film Entry Requirements:
Must be your own original work
Must be less than 15 minutes
No Commercials or Reels (exception: parodies)
NEW RULE: All films must include subtitles (burned into the video). Caption all spoken word. Song lyrics should be in italics, and sound effects in parenthesis. There are online tools that can automate this for you. Natalie will also do it for $15 (just email us).
Only Official Music Videos are permitted (no fan videos)
You must have all necessary rights for your film, and exhibition of your film must not breach or infringe upon any rights including music, images, and any other content.
One Film Entry / Person or Group to each month's competition
If a film gets GONGED, it can be re-worked and re-submit to future competition.
Things you should know:
If you break any of the entry rules listed above you will be banned & blacklisted from the competition for 5 - 8 long years depending on severity. People will spit on your name.
There is no fee for submitting a film, but we do ask that filmmakers purchase their own tickets to the event. If paying for entry prevents you from attending, let us know and we'll work something out. We recommend purchasing tickets with URGENCY, as this show sells out weeks in advance.
If you're not able to attend, feel free to submit regardless. We'll show your film if we don't get enough entries from filmmakers who are able to be there in-person. However, if you (or a representative) cannot attend, you will not be eligible to win and the red light will stay on for the entirety of the film.
If we receive more than 15 entries, we'll give precedence to filmmakers who will be attending the show in-person, and filmmakers who are new to the competition.
If your entry doesn't make it into the competition, you can submit the same film each month until it makes it into the show. No edits required. You will need to re-submit the entry form each month.
Films that have compete in the online show are permitted to enter the show at the Parkway as well.
If a film was gonged at a previous competition, filmmakers are invited to re-work it and try it out on the audience again. Substantial edits required.