San Francisco SCIENCE FICTION Short Film & TV Awards (1)



Deadlines

14 Apr 2024
Call for entries

30 Apr 2024
Early deadline

20 May 2024
Standard deadline

21 Jun 2024
Late deadline

21 Jun 2024
Final deadline

3
days

22 Jul 2024
Notification date

19 Aug 2024
19 Aug 2024

Address

Chestnut Street,  94123, San Francisco, California, United States


Festival description
Short film festival >2' 45'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Genres
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >2' 45'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English


Festival start: 19 August 2024      Festival end: 19 August 2024

Do you love SciFi? We do too! The San Francisco SCIENCE FICTION SHORT FILM & TV AWARDS celebrate some of the most year's fascinating, creative and entertaining short films, online videos or streaming, television episodes, and directors. They honor great work and excellence.

The SF SCI-FI SFTA accepts short films and videos, television episodes and pilots, and poster art, and is dedicated to discovering and honoring the passionate and exciting film genre known as science fiction.

The San Francisco SCIENCE FICTION SHORT FILM & TV AWARDS ceremony takes place in one of San Francisco’s unique venues, and , and is an memorable evening bringing together short films, videos, director appearances, fans, and of course SCI-FI awards

Awards Winners receive their trophies/medallions at an awards event in San Francisco, where selections from winners and honorees will be screened and presented with their awards.

Finalists may also be broadcast on the SHORT FILMS ON television series.

The awards include a reception for networking, photography, mingling, interviews and socializing over wine and cocktails.

Portions of the event may be filmed for broadcast on local television stations nationally, reaching millions of households.

SAMPLE AWARD CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

-Best Mini Film (5-10 minutes)
-Best Short Film (10-21 minutes)
-Best Extended Short Film (22-45 minutes)
-Best Television Episode or Pilot (under 25 minutes)
-Best Extended Television Episode or Pilot (26-45 minutes)
-Best Online Video or Streaming (under 25 minutes)
-Best Animated Program or Film
-Best CGI and Special Effects
-Best AI Generated Content
-Best Director
-Best Cinematography
-Best Kids Film
-Best Actor (or non-gender)
-Best Actress
-Best Science Fact Film
-Best Sound Effects
-Best Set Design or Location
-Best Stylist and Fashion
-Best Special effects (SFX) and prosthetic makeup
-Best Costume Design
-Best Film Project based on existing written source materials such as books or graphic novels
-Best Fan Fiction
-Best Trailer
-Best Poster Art
-Best LGBTQ Film
-Best Student Production

TOPICS: 


Entries must include elements of science fiction or actual science, and can be no longer than the lengths listed in the categories. In some cases fantasy topics can overlap with science fiction, and we allow the filmmaker to decide if this is the case with an entry.

WHO CAN SUBMIT A NOMINATION

– Nominations can be submitted by any associate of the program. 

– Eligible associates include hosts, producers, production companies, studios, channels, networks, web platforms, sponsors, managers, agents, publicists, representatives, distributors and device systems. 

– By submitting a program or content, the entrant warrants that they have the authority to do so, including all relevant licensing and permits. 

– Original broadcast or release dates must be from the most recent 24 month period.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

– To submit a nomination, please complete the Entry Form 

– On the Entry form, an online link should be provided where the Judge’s panel can view or review the Entry. An online screening site is acceptable. 

– All nominations submitted should be accompanied by the Entry Fee. Nominations not submitted with an Entry Fee will not be reviewed by the Academy. (Duplicate entries will not be refunded) 

– All Entries must be in English (native, dubbed, or subtitled) 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS


– Nominations can be submitted by any associate of the program.
– Eligible associates include hosts, producers, production companies, studios, channels, networks, web platforms, sponsors, managers, agents, publicists, representatives, distributors and device systems.
– By submitting a program or content, the entrant warrants that they have the authority to do so.
– Original broadcast or release dates must be from the most recent 24 month period.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

• The Submitter warrants that all rights, licenses, clearances, and releases, for all audio and archival film or video used in the production have been secured or are unnecessary. 
• The Submitter warrants that relevant appearance releases for all people featured in the submission have been secured or are unnecessary.

• The Submitter has obtained all of the appropriate rights and clearances of copyrighted material(s). 

• The Submitter has obtained all required approvals, clearances, licenses, etc., for the use of the program material contained in this program, and will provide such clearances if requested by the Festival. 

• The Submitter warrants that the TasteTV, TCB CAFE Publishing & Media LLC, and any Channel sponsors and partners do not accept responsibility for proof of rights and clearances. 

• The Submitter fully indemnifies the TasteTV, TCB CAFE Publishing & Media , and any Channel sponsors and partners against any claim made for such violations of law.

• The Submitter agrees to hold the TasteTV (TM), TCB CAFE Publishing & Media, and any Channel sponsors and partners harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any material submitted to the Channel or on any the TasteTV programs developed out of such submission.




  

 
  

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