The SDSFF does not have many rules and we want to promote your film as best we can, so please read this over and give us a shout if you have any questions.


  • Submission dates: January 1 – March 15, 2014.
  • Submission forms must be complete.
  • Deadlines cannot be changed.
  • Short films are under 20 minutes.
  • Short film submission fee: $25.
  • Feature films are over 20 minutes.
  • Feature film submission: $40.
  • Films must be submitted through Vimeo and password protected.
  • The SDSFF accepts payment through PayPal.
  • Fee waivers are not available.
  • Submission fee is non-refundable.
  • More than one film may be submitted but each film submission must be accompanied by it’s own submission form and fee.
  • Films produced in languages other than English must have English subtitles.
  • The screening panels’ decisions are final.


  • SDSFF “OFFICIAL SELECTION” films will be announced March 21, 2014.
  • All HD files must be received via hardrive or downloaded by April 7, 2014.
  • All HD files must be in the following formats (.mov): ApplePro Res or H.264.
  • 2 DVDs must be sent to the SDSFF for back-up.  Please do not send master copies.
  • Filmmakers will assume all shipping costs to the SDSFF and we will pay for return shipping.
  • Filmmakers’ agree to the use of up to 3 minutes of their films for SDSFF promotion purposes.
  • Filmmakers agree to having their film(s) play online concurrent to the festival.
  • (Please contact us if this is an issue.)
  • SDSFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in 2014 SDSFF scheduling.

Thank you and good luck.