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2021 Short Film Submissions
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2021 Cinema Eye Honors Short Film Submission Deadlines and Fees
JULY 20, 2020 - AUGUST 28, 2020 - REGULAR SUBMISSIONS - $50 (+$1.50 online processing fee)
AUGUST 29, 2020 - SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 - LATE SUBMISSIONS - $100 (+$3.00 handling fee)
Films may only submit once. For example, if you submitted in 2019 because you were eligible via festival screenings, you cannot submit again this year even if you are eligible via streaming release. Films that had a public screening prior to January 1, 2019 are not eligible, even if they had not previously submitted and meet the other eligibility requirements. Films must have a running time of less than 50 minutes.
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To qualify for the 2021 Cinema Eye Honors you must meet one of the following four criteria.
A) Screened at one of the following International Film Festivals:
Cinema du Reel
Docs Against Gravity
It's All True
New Directors/New Films
Palm Springs Shorts
Rooftop Films Summer Series
Visions De Reel
B) Published or broadcast on one of the following platforms:
ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts
Field of Vision
New York Times Op-Docs
C) Can you report at least $10,000 in North American theatrical box office receipts?
D) Selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick?
Accepted file types: pdf.
Please upload a PDF of your report.
Link to report
Examples of Eligible Films:
A film that has screened at AFI DOCS and Hamptons is eligible.
A film that has screened at Full Frame and was published by the New York Times Op-Docs is eligible.
A film that is screens at RIDM and also screens by itself OR as part of a shorts program OR that is attached to a feature film that reports more than $10,000 in North American theatrical box office is eligible.
Directors are invited to vote during our nominations process to nominate this year's Outstanding Feature award and they also vote for our Distinctive Honors for Influential Films and Unforgettable Subjects. It's important for us to have direct emails for film directors in order to solicit their votes. For multiple directors, please separate emails with a comma.)
Was there another director on this film?
For our purposes, please only list the person(s) primarily responsible for overseeing and coordinating development, principal photography and post-production (maximum of three producers). Persons must have received a Producer or Produced by credit in order to be eligible for this award. Executive Producers are not eligible.
If your film is selected for the Shorts List, do you consent to allow your film to be screened as part of a Shorts List screening series at other festivals?
Yes, I consent.
And finally, please supply a password-protected online link for our Nominations Committee. Links and passwords must be active from the time you submit your film until the end of October 2017.
Link to Online Screener for Short Film Nominations Committee to view:
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