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 October 5-8, 2017 


Call for Entries FAQ

When can I submit my film for the 2017 Tucson Film Festival? You can submit from May 1 until August 15, 2017.

What format should I use to submit my film? We only accept digital screeners in NTSC.

I would love to submit my film to your festival but I am out of funds. Can you waive the submission fee? Unfortunately, no. TFMF relies on your submissions to put on and promote the festival so that it is a rewarding experience for filmmakers and filmgoers alike. Enter early to take advantage of our discounted entry fee.

My short film is over 15 minutes long, does this mean I can’t submit to your festival? Due to our limited screening times we have determined that short films under 15 minutes suit our festival the best. If you really think that your film is something we have to see, please send a detailed synopsis of your film, along with any other applicable information (past screenings, director bio, etc) to submissions@tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com and someone will get back to you.

Does Tucson Film Festival have a section for television shows (series/miniseries/made-for-TV movies)? No. But if you think your television show/series/miniseries/made-for-TV movie can pass as a stand-alone short film, feel free to submit it.

What formats do you screen? If your work is selected to screen at the Tucson Film Festival, you will be required to submit: for Features: NTSC BluRay; For Shorts: uncompressed Quicktime ProRes(.mov) file of your film by the requested deadline.

Is my film acceptable for your festival? We can only judge that once we’ve seen it, but we will accept any film project in any genre (animation, live-action, documentary, experimental, etc.) as long as it meets our requirements. If you have read the entry rules and are still not sure whether or not your film is acceptable, then submit it and find out!

Just an inquiry into whether or not you except international entries? UK, Uganda, Ukraine, send us your films! We happily accept international entries, and the submission fees are the same as for U.S. entries. If you do submit, please make sure you send your entry fee in U.S. dollars.

My film was made in the year 2015, but I think it’s something that you are really going to want in your festival! Can you waive the time requirements? As fabulous as your film is, if it wasn’t completed after January 1, 2016 we can’t screen it at the Tucson Film Festival. We want to present the freshest work out there to our audience. Get cracking on something new so you’re ready to submit to next year’s TuFF!

Why should I submit my film to the Tucson Film Festival? Cuz it’s one the coolest film festival in the Southwest!

How will I know if my film was selected for TuFF? We will be notifying selected entrants via email on or around September 5, 2017. If any of your contact information has changed since you submitted to TuFF, please let us know by emailing your updated information to submissions@tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com.

If my film is selected for Tucson Film Festival, what do I do? After we notify the selected entries, we will give you all of the instructions on what you need to provide us for screening purposes, as well as any other information we will need, and instructions for RSVPing for the event, if you are able to attend.

If my film gets into your festival, will you pay for me to attend? Unfortunately, our budget does not allow for us to pay for travel and/or lodging expenses for filmmakers to attend the festival. However, if you are in Tucson, AZ at the time of TuFF, all selected filmmakers will receive two film festival passes.

Does the Tucson Film Festival need volunteers? We’d like to think we can do everything ourselves, but we can always use some help. If you are interested in volunteering for TuFF, please email info@tucsonfilmfest.com.

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