– In order to submit a 0lm, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.

– Any Foreign 0lm that is not in English must have English subtitles.

– All fees are non-refundable.

– Not all the submissions are selected for the oAcial competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected 0lms.

– San Francisco Arthouse short festival can consider any 0lm to be disquali0ed if the festival considers the content inappropriate. If you have any question regarding this decision you might contact us at our email address.

– Filmmakers can submit the 0lm in multiple categories in order to become a multi-award 0lm. Still, the decision about the selection is strictly determined by our judges’ team and no selection is guaranteed.

– Submitting your movie, you authorize San Francisco Arthouse short festival to use, distribute and share the 0lm poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.

– Films can be available online and still be entered in the competition for our festival. – Multiple submissions and multiple category submissions are accepted.

– Films must have been completed within the past 5 years.

– Shorts must be less than 50 minutes.

-We do not require premiere status.

-Festival reserve the right to change the date of the deadline for submissions and the event’s date.

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