San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival (8)



Deadlines

01 Nov 2020
Call for entries

31 May 2021
Early deadline

31 Jul 2021
Standard deadline

31 Aug 2021
Late deadline

31 Aug 2021
Extended deadline

2
mths

25 Sep 2021
Notification date

27 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021

Address

4479 Mission St,  94112, San Francisco, CA, United States


Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival 130'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films  130'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 27 October 2021      Festival end: 31 October 2021

San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival is a US government approved 501(C) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.

Provide an international platform for all film lovers, professional filmmakers and film/media students who love film-making to stand out.

Discover and select potential talents with new technique & skills, who demonstrate the original concept and accelerate their development within the film industry.

Encourage new filmmakers especially young and first-time filmmakers for their new productions. Encourage and celebrate original and insightful screenwriting and new ideas in the film. Accept films in all categories and subject matter.

Make friends and enhance communication through films.

• 2021 The 8th Festival Schedule: 
October 27, 2021, to October 31, 2020

Awards Category:

Best Picture Award (Feature Film)
Best Documentary Award
Best Short Narrative Film Award
Best Short Documentary Award
Best Commercial Award
Best Music Video Award
Best Animation Award
Best Director Award
Best Screenwriting Award
Best Short Screenwriting Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Editing Award
Best Sound Effect Award
Best Music Score Award
Best Action Design Award
Best Leading Actor Award
Best Leading Actress Award
Best Supporting Actor Award
Best Supporting Actress Award
Best Student Film Award
Best Student Talent Award
Best Minority Film Award
Most Popular Film Award (Audience Award)
Best Video Blog Award
Excellent Awards in different categories.
Note:Each winner will receive a certificate & a trophy. The final decision is made by the Festival Committee.

• Conditions of entry & fees:

* Please catch the Early Bird Deadline:

1. Submission Requirement
a. Originality
b. Theme: Optimistic Creative Proactive
c. Genre (Any Language with English subtitle is required)
Feature Film (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
Documentary (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
Animation (TRT 60 min to 120 min)
Screenwriting For Feature (60 to 120 Pages, PDF format, English or Chinese)
Short narrative movie (TRT under 59 min.)
Short documentary (TRT under 59 min.)
Screenwriting For Shorts (2 to 59 Pages, PDF format, English or Chinese)
Short Animation (2D, 3D) (TRT under 60 min)
Music Video (Maximum 5 min.)
Commercial (Maximum 2 min.)
Video Blog
d. Format of Submission_ Digital Link
Application Deadline: August 31st, 2020
We accept digital submissions only. Entry on the website: sfnewfilm.org or through Festhome.com. Links of Vimeo, YouTube, or Youku for film entry are accepted.
• Channels of submission
1. Register at the festival’s official website: www.sfnewfilm.org.
2. Submit films online or through Festhome.com.
3. Recommendations by experts and film committee. Filmmakers still need to register online.
4. Register through related film schools, and submit films online.
• Contest system
1. The contest is organized and supervised by the film festival committee.
2. Committee divisions:
Website group, promotion group, works collecting group, accounting group, contest group, judge group.

• Film Evaluation
1. Preliminary evaluation
a. Submitted films are divided by categories and being viewed and graded by the primary Judge Group.
b. Optional online vote for the public audience for “Audience Award”.
c. Expert Judge Committee final review and grading.
d. Judges vote per quality of:
1) Story
2) Performance
3) Director’s Vision
4) Cinematography
5) Production Design
6) Sound Design
7) Editing

2. The system of evaluation
Online viewers’ grading (20%), Judge Committee’s grading (80%) to the final stage. The film committee will issue award certificates to the best and most popular films.

3. Final stage (October 27, 2021, to October 31, 2021)
4. Selected films or trailers screening, workshop, celebration party, and award ceremony.


  

 
  

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