submission formSubmission Period Opens: May 2 – May 16

Final Deadline: May 16 at 9 PM

If you have any questions on submitting your film

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To Submit:

1. Sign up for a time slot to submit your film by making a reservation online here:

2. Complete submission form and save as a digital file. [doc version] [pdf version]

3. Export your film as an uncompressed HD (not 2K or 4k) video file – preferably ProRes .mov.

4. Put your film AND a still image file (TIFF format preferred) that represents your film onto your own external drive (ex: USB, hard-drive, etc.). Also include your submission form, preferably as a Word doc. Make sure all of your documents are titled according to the above format (Last Name_Title of Film). Put all of the files in one folder titled with your “last name, first name,” — for example, “Smith, John.”

5. Bring your student ID to the Edit Cage(FA 416) to get the Key to STUDIO H during the time slot that you have reserved.

Make sure you have all your files ready for transfer before your download appointment.  You will not have time to work on files, make stills, or write documents during your session.

  • Hours to edit cage:
    • Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 9:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am – 6:00pm
    • Sat/Sun: 9:00am – 5:00pm

5. Open STUDIO I with the key and upload your film /still image /submission form to computer’s external hard drive folder following the provided instructions.

6. Return key to the Edit Cage and receive your student ID


• Only Cinema Major students at SFSU can apply (undergrad or graduate).

• All submitted projects must have been made for a class or independent study during the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar (Summer/2016 included).

• All narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, etc. projects are eligible.

• Submitted projects can be shot in any format.

• No piece may be longer than 20 minutes.

• Students may submit more than one project for consideration.


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