San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival
To encourage New Filmmakers
San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival is a US government approved 501(C) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
Provide an international platform for all film lovers, professional filmmakers and film/media students who love film-making to stand out.
Discover and select potential talents with new technique & skills, who demonstrate original concept and accelerate their development within the film industry.
Encourage new filmmakers especially young and first-time filmmakers for their new productions. Encourage and celebrate original and insightful screenwriting and new ideas in film. Accept films in all categories and subject matter.
Make friends and enhance communication through films.
• 2019 Festival Schedule
October 24, 2019 to October 27, 2019
• Conditions of entry & fees:
* Please catch the Early Bird Deadline:
|Feature Film||(TRT between 60 min to 120 min)|
|Documentary||(TRT between 60 min to 120 min)|
|Animation||(TRT 60 min to 120 min)|
|Screenwriting For Feature||(60 to 120 Min, PDF format, in English or Chinese)|
|Short narrative movie||(TRT under 59 min.)||Short documentary||(TRT under 59 min.)|
|Screenwriting For Shorts||(2 to 59 Min, PDF format, in English or Chinese)|
|Short Animation (2D, 3D)||(TRT under 60 min)|
|Music Video||(Maximum 5 min.)|
|Commercial||(Maximum 2 min.)|
d. Format of Submission
Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019
We accept digital submissions only. Entry on the website: sfnewfilm.org or through Withoutabox.com or FilmFreeway.com. Vimeo, Youtube or Youku for film entry are accepted.
• Channels of submission
• Contest system
Website group, promotion group, works collecting group, accounting group, contest group, judge group
• Film Evaluate
a. Submitted films are divided by categories and being viewed and graded by the primary Judge Group.
b. Optional online vote for public audience for “Audience Award”.
c. Expert Judge Committee final review and grading.
d. Judges vote according to quality of:
3) Director’s Vision
5) Production Design
6) Sound Design
Online viewers’ grading (20%), Judge Committee’s grading (80%) to final stage. The film committee will issue award certificates to the best and most popular films.
Selected films or trailers screening, workshop, celebration party and award ceremony.
Award announce and ceremony.
• Awards Category
|Best Picture Award (Feature Film)|
|Best Documentary Award|
|Best Short Native Film Award|
|Best Short Documentary Award|
|Best Commercial Award|
|Best Music Video Award|
|Best Animation Award|
|Best Director Award|
|Best Screenwriting Award|
|Best Short Screenwriting Award|
|Best Cinematography Award|
|Best Editing Award|
|Best Sound Effect Award|
|Best Music Score Award|
|Best Action Design Award|
|Best Leading Actor Award|
|Best Leading Actress Award|
|Best Supporting Actor Award|
|Best Supporting Actress Award|
|Best Student Creation Award|
|Best Student Talent Award|
|Most Popular Film Award (Audience Vote)|
|Best Video Blog Award|
|Excellent Awards in different categories.|
Note: Each winner will receive a certificate & a trophy. The final decision is made by the Festival Committee.