Southern ​​States Indie ​​​FanFilmFest
Submission Rules and Terms

​​A variety of catagories allows for more Individual Winners, however do not feel the need to submit to numerous catagories. Submit to the narrowest catagory for your film project. For example, if you live in one of the Southern States and you have a Featurette (Mid Length Film), submit to the Southern States Featurette category rather than the general Featurette category. Your film will then be judged in a smaller category while still eligible for top festival awards.

Submission to a Southern States category must meet one of these criteria: 1) at least partially filmed in the Southern States (see logo map or list) AND comes from a Director OR Producer who resides in one of the Southern States, or 2) was filmed in its entirety in the Southern States, or 3) a film whose Director and Producer BOTH currently reside in one of the Southern States regardless of where it was filmed. Submission to one of these categories makes your film eligible for a Southern States Award, Best of the Fest, and any other juried categories that we may deem appropriate.

Submission to the Southern States Short Documentary category must be filmed in, AND about a topic in, one or more Southern States.

If a film is selected in only a musical score category - Film Score (Short or Feature) or Original Song - it will still be regarded as an Official Selection. However, we reserve the right to screen it in part if necessary. The winner in the Trailer category will be regarded as an Official Selection and will be screened.

Short Films - 1 to 20 Minutes
Featurettes - 21 to 49 Minutes
Feature Films - 50 Minutes and over
Short Documentaries - 1 to 44 Minutes
​Feature Documentaries - 45 Minutes and over



. The Southern States Indie FanFilmFest DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES.  By submitting your film you have read and agreed to all festival rules and terms and conditions. If you have any further questions, please contact us via the email link.

1. SCREENING FEES - The Southern States Indie FanFilmFest does not pay screening fees. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.  
2. SUBMISSION - All works must be submitted via FilmFreeway as an online screener. FilmFreeway allows you to upload the film or provide a link for a host site such as Vimeo or Youtube. 
3. ONLINE SCREENERS must have working passwords throughout the submission process. It is your responsibility to notify us if any changes are made.  
4. COMPLETION DATE - Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2016 unless previously unreleased or submitted as an Experimental, Art House, Film Noir, or Silent Film entry."
5. PREMIERE REQUIREMENTS - currently there are no premiere requirements, however feature length films that are viewable by the general public online will be disqualified. We do not discriminate against shorts or mid-length films that are available to the public online, but many festivals do, so and it is suggested that public release be delayed until you have completed your film festival run. Password protect the online viewer to guard against this issue.
6. WORKS IN PROGRESS are accepted but PLEASE READ: While you may submit the final edit up until the late deadline, your original submission should be a fair representation of your final piece as our judges will be making their decisions based on it. Please include information as to what still needs to be completed (color correction, score, etc.) in your film file or in your cover letter. If the film is substantially changed please re-submit the following year.  
7. All works selected must be available by December 1, 2019 for inclusion in the festival.
8. REFUNDS - SSIFFF does not issue refunds for submissions received.

By entering your film for consideration for the 2019 Southern States Indie FanFilmFest, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2019 Southern States Indie FanFilmFest is also hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Southern States Indie FanFilmFest, LLC,  Mississippi Sound Film Productions, LLC,  and all of their agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. The Southern States Indie FanFilmFest, LLC may opt to withdraw your work from the festival at any time for any reason. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway or Without-a-Box you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work. SSIFFF reserves the right to disqualify any submission without refund of submission fees. SSIFFF does not issue refunds. 

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