A celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American supernatural.
DEADLINES AND FEES
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EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: MAY 29, 2023
REGULAR DEADLINE: JULY 10, 2023
LATE DEADLINE: AUGUST 7, 2023
EXTENDED DEADLINE: AUGUST 28, 2023
FEATURE FILMS (Over 75 min in length):
EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: $35
REGULAR DEADLINE: $50
FINAL DEADLINE: $60
EXTENDED DEADLINE: $65
SHORT FILMS (8 to 20 min in length):
EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: $30
REGULAR DEADLINE: $40
FINAL DEADLINE: $45
EXTENDED DEADLINE: $50
Film submissions selected for Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) will be notified no later than September 8, 2023.
SHIFF will announce and award winners in the following categories:
Winners in ALL categories will be posted on SHIFF’s website, announced on SHIFF’s socials, and official “winners” press release blast to media outlets, as well as published in SHIFF’s local media partner, River Journal
If your film is selected for exhibition at SHIFF, we will require the following:
Digital File and Blu-ray Disc of your film delivered by September 20. This is a hard deadline.
Synopsis, cast and crew list
Headshot and short bio of the Director(s)
Production and Key Art stills
Entry fees are in U.S. Dollars, for each film and are non-refundable. SHIFF reserves the right to disqualify any submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met including if eligibility status changes post-submission.
All entries that are selected into SHIFF grant SHIFF the right to use any footage from the screener and all submitted publicity photos, key art and any other materials sent to us pertaining to this entry for SHIFF’s promotional purposes, without limitations.
All DCP’s and Blu-rays are to be retrieved after the screening and signed for by the filmmaker. If you attend SHIFF and don’t collect your DCP and Blu-ray, you will be responsible for the shipping costs.
PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT: I, the undersigned, represent and warrant that I have full legal right and authority to submit the heretofore mentioned film/video and/or screenplay project for consideration by SHIFF, and that all necessary consents, licensing and approvals have been obtained with respect thereto. I agree to hold SHIFF and its sponsors harmless in any and all matters pertaining to the consents, licenses, and approvals of heretofore film/video and/or screenplay project. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance or nomination into and at SHIFF. No one from SHIFF or its sponsors has guaranteed me admission into the festival. I, the undersigned, have read the terms and conditions appearing herein, and agree, without exception, to all the terms and conditions stated.