APFF Shorts Competition Submission requirements
- September 30, 2017
- Film students, independent filmmakers.
- No submission fees.
- All shipping and insurance costs will be incurred by the sender.
Prizes, Awards, and Recognition:
- Best short non-animated film prize - $300
- Best short animation prize - $300
- Official recognition awards granted by the Jury and the audience.
- Featuring the best works on the APFF website and APFF Blog.
- Special interviews with the creators of the best projects.
- Up to 10 minutes with credits.
- Narrative, documentary, animation, experimental.
- We are accepting films whose either content, creators, production credits, or inspiration have a connection to Poland or Polish culture. For example:
- a Polish (or Polish-American) director, lead actor or actress, cinematographer, screenwriter, or editor;
- the film is in Polish, filmed in Poland, about or inspired by Poland or Polish culture, art, etc.
- Film (maximum file size 10GB).
- Press kit: synopsis, bios, 10 still frames from the film in the resolution 1920x1080px or higher.
- Accepted file formats (containers): .mp4 or .mov
- Recommended codecs: Apple ProRes or H.264 (preferred high bitrate, minimum 2MBit/s and Uncompressed)
- Resolution: 1920x1080px
- 24fps or 23.976fps
- AAC (recommended, > 160 kBit/s)
- 48kHz sound PCM (only uncompressed)
- MP3 (not recommended)
- Each film has to be uploaded as: online streaming (YouTube or Vimeo preferred) and direct download (<10GB).
- All direct download files and online streaming links must contain the full film, including credits and subtitles embed in the film.
- All direct download files and online streaming links must be available until the beginning of the festival.
- If the links or the files are password protected, the passwords need to be provided.
- If you are unable to meet any of the above requirements, need an assistance or have any questions, please contact with us and explain.
Language and Subtitles:
- If the original version is in a language other than English, the film must be subtitled in English.
- The subtitles should be: properly translated and synchronized, using a standard sans-serif font, embed into the film.
- White color of the font if possible.
- Excerpts from films may be shown for promotional purposes, if permission is obtained from the producer.
- Person submitting the film is responsible for any legal repercussions, caused by unlawful or improper use of any copyrighted materials.
- Submission of a film represents agreement with the regulations set forth here.
- The APFF committee reserves the right to determine, which works are granted entry into the APFF International Short Film Competition.
- Materials received after the submission deadline (September 30, 2017, 11:59 PM CTD) will not be accepted.