Film Fest Submissions

How to Submit

You can submit your film to the 2025 festival through FilmFreeway:

Send back up copies and additional materials via mail to:

Short. Sweet. Film Fest.
11459 Mayfield Rd.
#408
Cleveland, OH 44106

P1050331

Submission Dates and Fees

Early Submission

September 30th, 2024 ($45 Film Freeway Submission Fee, $40 via Gold Film Freeway Members)

Regular Submission

October 31st, 2024 ($50 Film Freeway Submission Fee, $45 via Gold Film Freeway Members)

Late Submission

November 30th, 2024 ($55 Film Freeway Submission Fee, $49 via Gold Film Freeway Members)

Final Deadline

December 31st, 2024 ($65 Film Freeway Submission Fee, $55 via Gold Film Freeway Members)

General Rules

  • Productions made after January 1, 2019 may be submitted.
  • Do not submit works in progress.
  • Do not submit industrial or instructional works.
  • All films submitted must be available in .mp4 format for presentation. No exceptions.
  • All films will be transferred temporarily onto a hard drive system for presentation.
  • Filmmakers are strongly encouraged to send films with closed captioning if selected as they as they may be featured in additional programming.
  • All entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, December 31st, 2024. (Early submission discounts apply until September 30th – see fee schedule.)
  • Flash or Memory sticks submitted will NOT be returned.
  • Films selected for the Short. Sweet. Film Fest. will be announced no later than Monday, January 20th, 2025.
  • Video files for presentation must arrive no later than Saturday, February 1st, 2025.
  • Official selections will get an opportunity to use the Cinevite platform to raise funds during the festival to help cover their travel expenses or kick start their next project!
  • By submitting your film to our festival you agree that, if selected, our qualified staff will review your film and upon their judgement add appropriate trigger and or content warnings on our website along with your film's description. Additionally you agree that, if necessary, an epilepsy warning will both accompany the description of your film on our website and precede the screening of your film during our festival. If you have questions about this policy please reach out to us prior to submitting your film.

Terms and Conditions

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.

In the event of a need to move the festival online for health and safety concerns, all selected films will screen online on our website, which will require a password protected secure login to view them.