To submit a film for consideration, please access the website and fill out the appropriate film submission application, then enclose in one package a print out of your online application and a Region 1 compatible DVD or NTSC VHS videocassette. Mail the packet to SXSW Film, 1000 E. 40th Street, Austin, TX 78751. If not applying online, print out the .pdf version of the film entry form, complete it by hand and include a synopsis of 50 words or less, director's bio, cast and crew list, and a list of previous and planned screenings. Send it to the above address along with the processing fee and your DVD or VHS screener. The final submission deadline is December 6, 2004 with a processing fee of $30 for shorts and $40 for features. (There is a $5 discount for applying online.) The processing fee is nonrefundable. Videotapes, DVDs, and any application materials will not be returned. Please do not send stills unless requested to do so. Only works completed in 2004 or works that will be completed in early 2005 are eligible for consideration. Works in progress will be considered for the Festival provided they will be completed no later than February 2005. Shorts must be less than 40 minutes in length. Works shot in any format will be accepted for screening. If your film is selected, we will work with you to ensure the best screening format.
Films and videos submitted to the Festival will be considered for both Competitive and non-competitive categories (determined by Festival Committee). Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Experimental Short and Music Video. Non competitive categories include Narrative Special Screenings and Documentary Special Screenings.
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