TERMS & CONDITIONS

Short Focus​​ Film Festival 2020

  1. Entrants may submit more than one film, but each film must be submitted separately via FilmFreeway. 

  2. Entrants can submit any genre/style (see categories).

  3. Duplicate entries will not be considered. 

  4. Entrants under 16 should request their submission fee to be paid for by a parent/guardian. 

  5. The submitter must be either the director or producer of the work (or have the permission of the director/producer).

  6. The film must be under 25 minutes in length. 

  7. The film must have been produced no earlier than 2017

  8. All languages are accepted. Non-English language films must have English subtitles.

  9. All films chosen for screening will be hand-selected by our curators, who will notify applicants as to whether or not their work has been successfully shortlisted. 

  10. Your film will only be reviewed if you have paid the 'Submission + Review' fee. Films entered using a waiver are not eligible for film reviews;

  11. The review of your film will be published after the submission deadline and once the selection has been announced. 

  12. If production stills are not included in your submission, please send us a maximum of 5 production stills we can use for our articles. 

  13. Once submitted, the payment for your film is non-refundable.

  14. We do not accept links/files via email. Any links to your work sent to us via email will not be considered. 

  15. Fee waivers will only be considered in the most extreme cases under the sole discretion of the festival organisers.

  16. All accepted entrants are welcome to attend the screening. However, if you choose to attend, any travel, flights and accommodation will need to be arranged and paid for yourself.

  17. Payment for submissions is not a guarantee of your film being selected for screening.

  18. The submission fees shown on this website are relevant to the period during which they are shown i.e. 'Early Bird', 'Regular', 'Late Deadline' etc. and will change accordingly. All prices are listed on FilmFreeway.

Film Reviews

  1. Paying for a film review will not guarantee positive criticism of your work. We reserve the right to provide our honest opinions of all submitted material.

  2. All reviews are written with the aim to be truthful, respectful and encouraging. Our assessments of any work(s) should not be taken disparagingly or as a personal sleight against any of the people involved in the production.

  3. We normally endeavour to publish the online review of your film within 7 days of your application, but this may take longer in mitigating circumstances. In those circumstances, we will contact you via the email address provided to notify you of the delay with an estimated time frame for completion.

  4. Reviews for films submitted to Short Focus Film Festival may take significantly longer than 7 days due to the much larger volume of films we have to process.

  5. All film reviews are the property of FRAME LIGHT and their authors, and we therefore reserve the right to publish such property within any and all forms of our publications.

FLTV

  1. Entrants may submit more than one film, but each film must be submitted separately via FilmFreeway or using the submission form on this site.  

  2. Entrants can submit any genre/style (see categories). We do not accept wedding/home/holiday videos.  

  3. The submitter must be the legal owner of the work. 

  4. The film must be under 40 minutes in length.

  5. We accept films produced in any year.

  6. All films should be in .mov/.mp4 format and H.264 compressed where possible. Resolution should be a minimum of 720p.

  7. Your film will be uploaded within 72 hours.

  8. All languages are accepted. Non-English language films must be hard-coded with English subtitles. 

  9. This is a curated channel and films are screened on a selection-only basis.  

  10. We only screen independent films submitted to our channel.  

  11. Projects submitted to FLTV will not be reviewed in our magazine/online articles unless paid for additionally via our website.

  12. Once submitted, the payment for your film is non-refundable.

  13. We do not accept links/files via email. Any links to your work sent to us via email will not be considered. 

  14. There is no fee waiver. If you wish to to be screened on FLTV, you must pay the relevant fee.

  15. We do not claim any exclusive rights to your work. You are free to submit your short film to any and all other screening platforms.

  16. We reserve the right to remove any members and/or works in such cases where we deem our service to be misused in any way. 

  17. Should any of the terms of service change, all members (filmmakers and audience) shall be notified 3 (three) days prior to the change being implemented.

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