24th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
Entries are available at Short Film Depot: www.shortfilmdepot.com
Deadlines for International, Latin-American and Brazilian Programs:
Films 2012 – March 31st, 2013
Films 2013 – May, 31st, 2013
Before submitting your film, please read the regulations hereunder. We remind you that
while you are submitting your film or video you assume the legal responsibility on the
information provided, as well as images, the soundtrack or any other content in this job
and, also, it declares to authorize its display in our Festival.
24th. São Paulo International Short Film Festival
Founded and directed by Zita Carvalhosa, the Festival is organized by Associação
The 24th. São Paulo International Short Film Festival will take place in August 22 to
The São Paulo International Short Film Festival aims to promote a greater exchange
between Latin American and International production.
Having a cultural and non competitive feature, the festival intends to exhibit films that
contribute to the development of the short film concerning its aesthetics, specific shape
and way of production.
Although the festival has a non competitive profile, the audience may vote and a list of
the 10 (ten) audience’s favorites will be announced during the closing ceremony. The
event is also opened to other partnerships with different short film promoters resulting
different awards that are also announced during the closing ceremony.
1) Films completed after : January 1st 2012, never before submitted to the festival.
2) Running time : maximum 35’ for films (35mm) / 3’ and 25’ for digital.
3) Country of production : all countries4) Screening format : 35mm, Quicktime Pro Res 422 File or H.264
File and DCP.
* as the equipment for DCP´s exhibition is not yet available in all our screening rooms
it is expressly recommended to send a file in Quicktime Pro Res 422 File or H.264 File
Remark: The video copies for exhibition shall be sent to the festival in the formats
Quicktime Pro Res 422 File or H.264 File and DCP, to arrive before July, 26th
The 35 mm prints must arrive a bit after in August, 9, 2013.
5) All genres accepted
6) If the dialogue language is not Spanish, English or Portuguese the film must be
subtitled into one of these languages.
. Entries are available at: www.shortfilmdepot.com
. The deadlines for International, Latin American and Brazilian entries are:
March 31st 2013 – film production 2012
May 31st 2013 – film production 2013
. The entry form signed and scanned shall be sent to the email
firstname.lastname@example.org accompanied by:
There are two options for sending the film to our festival.
- send preview video uploaded on Shortfilmdepot (preferable)
- send a standard DVD, upon formal authorization of the festival.
. at least 2 (two) photos JPG (300 dpi) one vertical and the other horizontal.
. dialogue list in English or Spanish (necessary for the electronic subtitles).
. this material shall arrive at the latest May 31, 2013 at the Festival office.. In the case of sending the DVD (if expressly agreed with the festival) it shall be sent
together with the entry form duly signed to the festival office at:
Associação Cultural Kinoforum
24th. São Paulo Int. Short Film Festival
Rua Dr. Vieira de Carvalho, 192 ap. 101
São Paulo – SP 01210-010
Remark: The festival will not cover shipping costs or taxes regarding the viewing
material. Any and all expenses related to dispatch of the preview DVD and requested
material are in charge of the person who submits the film, the sender.
Selection Procedure and Shipping Instructions
. A commission assigned by the festival’s organization will select the films. Entrants
will be notified of the selection results, shipping instructions and standards for
exhibition, until June 21st, 2013.
. The deadline for digitals to arrive in São Paulo is July 26th, 2013 (item 4 of the
Requirements above) and for 35mm prints is August 9th, 2013.
. The prints and videos selected shall be sent to the festival office in their original
format as informed in the entry form. The festival organizers suggest the sending via
FedEx or through the Embassy/Consulate or other official representation of the country
. All packages must be labeled "ONLY FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES/ NO
COMMERCIAL VALUE". The dispatches must be accompanied by a Proforma Invoice
amounting to maximum US$ 5,00 (five American dollars), no higher amounts will be
accepted by the festival organization. (any and all costs arising from wrong declaration
will be charged to sender's account).
. Any and all expenses related to dispatch of the screening prints and videos are in
charge of the person who submits the film, the sender.
. The insurance of the film print comes into effect at the moment the film arrives at
festival's office. The insurance remains in effect until the film is reshipped. Any damage
to the film print must be formally reported to the assurance company by the festival
organization before September 20th, 2013.
All the material sent for selection shall remain with the festival, as its collection, and
can be used by the event strictly for cultural purposes with no commercial aims.Festival Tour
A Festival Tour will be organized in the week immediately after the festival and only
formally pre-authorized films would be exhibited in this tour.
Return of the Prints
The costs of returning the films and videos screened during the event will be on the
festival´s organization. The films and videos will be returned within two weeks after the
Festival, to the address expressly informed in the entry form unless other agreement has
been formally made before the beginning of the festival (August 21st, 2013).
Participation in the Festival implies recognition without reservation of these regulations
and entry form.