Charleston Film Fest Seeks Films & Screenplays

The third annual Charleston International Film Festival has announced a call for entries for two competitions. Films and screenplays can be entered and judges will be looking for excellence in quality and originality. Click here to the submission form for both competitions.

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Here’s the basics for film submissions:

  • Feature films must be 50 minutes and over in length.
  • Short films must not exceed 50 minutes in length.
  • The festival will accept films of all genres.
  • The festival will consider all films regardless of any commercial, theatrical or television play in the US.
  • World and US premieres are not required.
  • All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.
  • Works-in-progress will be considered.
  • Entries must be submitted by Thursday, January 21 and must include the screener, submission form and application fee.

The application fee for feature films and documentaries is $55 until Dec. 16 and then $75 until Jan. 21, and shorts and animation are $45 until Dec. 16 and then $65 until Jan. 21.

Click here to submit your film. The winning entries will be announced at the Closing Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 11. Click here to upload your video.

The festival is also holding a screenwriting competition, and will accept entries of all lengths and genres. Screenplays can be submitted electronically or as a hardcopy, and the top 25% will be “official selections.” Awards will be given at the gala on April 4. Submissions must be received by Dec. 16, and the application fee is $35 until Nov. 16 and then $50 until Dec. 16.

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