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San Jose International Short Film Festival Call for Entries

Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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San Jose, California - United States
October 19 to 22, 2017

In the Spotlight today is the 9th AnnualSan Jose International Short Film Festival(SJSFF), screening the best short-form stories on the festival circuit. Listed in recent years byMovieMaker Magazineamong the "Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," SJSFF continues its annual tradition of excellence as San Jose's only film festival exclusively dedicated to spectacular shorts. SJSFF welcomes Short Films no longer than 30 minutes and Micro-Cinema which must be no longer than four minutes.

SJSFF alum Ben Tolpin boasts, "This festival has the most solidly programmed blocks I've ever seen at a festival. Usually I'll see two or three good films in a block of seven. This festival it's six or seven out of seven." Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSFF champions a spirit of innovation and creativity that few other festivals can match, as it welcomes comedies, dramas, thrillers, animated works, documentaries, science-fiction tales, and everything in between. There's even a special competitive category for Micro-Cinema, stories told in no more than three minutes.

Each film screened at SJSFF will be presented in a state-of-the-art theater with 4K projection, plus each film will be projected via DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with audio encoded with up to 5.1 surround channels. SJSFF plans to screen more than 150 world-class shorts for a diverse audience of up-and-coming filmmakers, established executives, industry players, and more. At the end of this four-day adventure, awards will be bestowed at an exciting gala that connects participating filmmakers with the audience they've wowed.

May 31, 2017 - Regular Deadline - Short Films
June 10, 2016 - Regular Deadline - Micro-Cinema
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SJSFF's mission is to deliver the best of world class short films, films from every genre, style with run times from 60 seconds, up to 30 minutes in length.

Guests of the festival are sure to enjoy a leisurely stroll in between screenings and events on San Jose's Santa Row. Filmmakers are also invited to participate in workshops, panels, filmmaker parties and more. Topping off the four day celebration is the highly anticipated Closing Night Party where winning filmmakers will be presented with awards including: Best Short Film, Best Comedy Short, Best Animation, Best Documentary, and Audience Award Winner.

All genres of short films are encouraged to submit - qualify your film today!