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Lancaster International Short Film Festival

Lancaster International Short Film Festival.

About

The Lancaster International Short Film Festival supports the independent digital film community by offering a competitive film festival to inspire and motivate the ever-developing Lancaster, Pennsylvania into an annual destination for short film aficionados to experience the best of the contemporary art form.

Awards

  • Best Comedy = $100
  • Best Drama = $100
  • Best Animation = $100
  • Best Horror = $100
  • Best Documentary = $100
  • Grand Prize = $1000.

Special Awards:

  • the Home Grown Award ($100), to be bestowed on the best short of any category with a Lancaster (PA) based team or theme;
  • the Best Actor ($100), to be determined by attendees of the film festival. 

Rules

  • The submission/entry may not exceed 30 minutes.
  • Entries may be in more than one category; however, an entirely new submission is required for each category.
  • Submissions should not exceed a traditional R-rating. The film festival will be presented in clusters of age-appropriate ratings. Thus, the higher the rating (G, PG, R --applied by LISFF) the more restricted the audience may be.
  • Student Fees.

Submissions are to be made via Filmfreeway platform.

Subtitles: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

United States
Lancaster

Official website

lancastershortfilmfest.com

Contacts

Address:

237 North Prince Street
Suite 304
Lancaster, PA 17603
United States

Phone: 717-224-1273

Email:
michaelhoober@gmail.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    January 12, 2020
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 01, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    March 12, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    April 12, 2020
  • Extended Deadline
    May 12, 2020
  • Notifications
    June 15, 2020
  • Event dates
    23 — 25 July 2020
Categories & Fees

Should be fear-invoking and/or terrifically suspenseful.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Should be moving and dramatic.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Should be significantly animated. Live action, special-effects heavy pieces qualify.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Moving images moving to music, one discrete song. Be very clear: You will be required to demonstrate full rights to use the song. If you cannot do so when asked, there will be no refund.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Should be non-fiction, intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Mockumentaries qualify but might be better suited for Comedy.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Should be funny, either directly or indirectly.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $80
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