Conditions of entry
* Website entry:
Please catch the Early Bird Deadline.
b. Theme: Optimistic Creative Proactive
Feature Film (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
Documentary (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
Animation (TRT 60 min to 120 min)
Screenwriting For Feature (60 to 120 Pages, PDF format, English or Chinese)
Short narrative movie (TRT under 59 min.)
Short documentary (TRT under 59 min.)
Screenwriting For Shorts (2 to 59 Pages, PDF format, English or Chinese)
Short Animation (2D, 3D) (TRT under 60 min)
Music Video (Maximum 5 min.)
Commercial (Maximum 2 min.)
d. Format of Submission_ Digital Link
Application Deadline: August 31st, 2023
We accept digital submissions only. Entry on the website: sfnewfilm.com or through Withoutabox.com or FilmFreeway.com. Links of Vimeo, YouTube or Youku for film entry are accepted.
Channels of submission
1. Register at the festival’s official website: www.sfnewfilms.com.
2. Submit films online or through FilmFreeway.com or Festhome.com.
3. Recommendations by experts and film committee. Filmmakers still need to register online.
4. Register through related film schools, and submit films online.
1. The contest is organized and supervised by the film festival committee.
2. Committee divisions:
Website group, promotion group, works collecting group, accounting group, contest group, judge group.
1. Preliminary evaluation
a. Submitted films are divided by categories and being viewed and graded by the primary Judge Group.
b. Optional online vote for public audience for “Audience Award”.
d. Judges vote per quality of:
3) Director’s Vision
5) Production Design
6) Sound Design
2. The system of evaluation
Online viewers’ grading (20%), Judge Committee’s grading (80%) to final stage. The film committee will issue award certificates to the best and most popular films.
* Awards ceremony（November 1, 2020, Sunday）:Award announcement and ceremony.
• Awards Category:
Best Picture Award (Feature Film)
Best Documentary Award
Best Short Narrative Film Award
Best Short Documentary Award
Best Commercial Award
Best Music Video Award
Best Animation Award
Best Director Award
Best Screenwriting Award
Best Short Screenwriting Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Editing Award
Best Sound Effect Award
Best Music Score Award
Best Action Design Award
Best Leading Actor Award
Best Leading Actress Award
Best Supporting Actor Award
Best Supporting Actress Award
Best Student Film Award
Best Student Talent Award
Best Humanity Award
Most Popular Film Award (Audience Award)
Best Video Bloger Award
Excellent Awards in different categories.
Note：Each winner will receive a certificate & a trophy. The final decision is made by the Festival Committee.