Conditions of entry

* Website entry: 

https://filmfreeway.com/SanFranciscoInternationalNewConceptFilmFestival       or filmmakers.festhome.com/festival/san-francisco-international-new-concept-film-festival

Please catch the Early Bird Deadline.

Submission Requirement

a. Originality

b. Theme: Optimistic Creative Proactive

c. Genre

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.)

Video Bloger

d. Format of Submission_ Digital Link

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2020

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.

Contest system

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.

Film Evaluation

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”.

c. Expert Judge Committee final review and grading.

d. Judges vote per quality of:

1) Story

2) Performance

3) Director’s Vision

4) Cinematography

5) Production Design

6) Sound Design

7) Editing

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.