How to Submit

You can submit your film to the 2019 festival via one of three ways:
Submit online through Withoutabox or FilmFreeway:

 or submit via mail to:

Short. Sweet. Film Fest.
11459 Mayfield Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44106


Early Submission
September 30th, 2018 ($35 Online or Mail Submission Fee, $30 via WAB Discount Pack)
Regular Submission
October 31st, 2018 ($40 Online or Mail Submission Fee, $35 via WAB Discount Pack)
Late Submissions
November 30th, 2018 ($45 Online or Mail Submission Fee, $40 via WAB Discount Pack)
WAB Extended Deadline
December 31st, 2018 ($60 Online or Mail Submission Fee, $45 via WAB Discount Pack)

Please mail check and digital copy of film to above address. Checks should be made out to Short. Sweet. Film Fest. LLC

Completed Entry Form can be scanned and emailed to:


  • Productions made after January 1st, 2010 may be submitted.
  • Do not submit works in progress.
  • Do not submit industrial or instructional works.
  • All films must be submitted on a USB flash drive in ‘.mov’ or ‘.mp4’ formats.
  • All films submitted must be available in ‘.mov’ or ‘.mp4’ format for presentation.
  • A majority of films in digital video formats will be transferred temporarily onto a hard drive system for presentation.
  • All entries must be postmarked by Monday, December 31st, 2018. (Early submission discounts apply until September 30th – see fee schedule.)
  • A completed entry form must accompany each entry.
  • All entries must be sent to the Short. Sweet. Film Fest. prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured.
  • Flash drives submitted will NOT be returned.
  • Films selected for the Short. Sweet. Film Fest. will be announced no later than Friday, January 18th, 2019.
  • Prints or videos for presentation must arrive no later than Friday, February 1st, 2019.

By agreeing to these terms, you warrant that you have read, understood, and agreed to the regulations of the Short. Sweet. Film Fest. and that, to the best of your knowledge, the information that you have supplied is correct.

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