Submissions and Rules 

 All entries must be original works created by the Filmmaker.

  • Submission fees vary for Films Features, Shorts and Docs
  • Our festival is open to any country, state or province in the World

  • Entries submitted must be in one or more of the following genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action/Adventure or Supernatural. Fan-Films, Music Videos, Comedies, Animations, Dramas and/or Documentaries set within or related to any of these genres will also be accepted.
  • Entries for Feature films and feature Documentaries  must be over 90  minutes shorts and animation films must be 20  mins or less in total running time (including titles and credits). Trailers for longer running films will be accepted for screening, but will not be eligible for competition.
  • Screening Resolution: Min: 720 x 480 Max: 1920 x 1080
  • Entries must meet the stated Festival and Submission Rules or they will be disqualified. If an entry does not meet these qualifications, the filmmaker will be notified via Email and allowed to resubmit the corrected entry by the contest deadline.
  • Audience Choice Awards are determined by majority vote of the participating audience during the premiere screening at only.
  • By entering the Festival, and submitting the Entry, the Filmmaker warrants that he or she owns all rights to the Entry and that material contained therein and further grants the following non-exclusive, irrevocable licenses to the Festival, as part of the SGFF or other events conducted by the Festival in perpetuity and through-out the Universe: to screen (at Festival’s discretion) the entry, via any form or media; limited publishing (less than 2000 words) for promotional purposes of the name of the filmmaker, cast, crew, biographies of the same and plot synopsis of the Entry.
  • Entries submitted are NOT guaranteed to be screened. Screened entries will be chosen at the discretion of the Festival Director.
  • Entries not selected for this year’s festival, will be automatically entered into subsequent year Festivals.
  • Filmmaker will hold harmless and indemnify the SGFF Festival, its assigns, partners, subsidiaries and its sponsors and  Events, its assigns, partners, subsidiaries and its sponsors from any liability resulting from any screening of the Entry.


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