2018 BlueCat Short Film Festival FAQ


Isn’t BlueCat a screenplay competition?

Yes, it is! But, this year, for the first time ever, we are accepting submissions for our Short Film Festival.

Where can I submit my film?

Films can be submitted through FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. Please visit our BlueCat Short Film Festival page to find links for submission. Please only submit through one of these two sites. 

Do you have awards/prizes?

Yes, the film selected as the Best Short will receive a $2500 cash prize.

How long can my film be?

Submissions must be under 50 minutes.

How many films are chosen for the Festival?

We will be selecting approximately 5-10 films to be screened.

Will my film be screened?

If your film is selected as a finalist, it will be screened at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles on June 19th, 2018.

What’s the latest I can submit my film?

The Late Deadline for submissions is March 18th, 2018. For more information on deadlines, please check out our BlueCat Short Film Festival page.

When will I find out if my film was accepted?

All entrants will receive a notification by April 15, 2018.

How many times can I enter?

There is no limit to the number of films a single filmmaker can enter into the competition.

How old can my film be?

Submitted films must be produced after January 1st, 2014.

Are there any restrictions on genre?

No, we accept films of all genres.

Do you accept animated films?

Yes, we have no restrictions on genre.

Do you accept documentary films?

Yes, we have no restrictions on genre.

Can I submit if my film is in a language other than English?

Yes, but if your film is not in English, you must include English subtitles with your submission.

Do you have discounted prices for students?

Yes, we have student prices for all of our deadlines. For more information on deadlines and fees, please check out our BlueCat Short Film Festival page.

How old do I have to be to submit?

We accept submissions from filmmakers of all ages.

Can I submit under a pen name?

No, any submissions made under a pen name will be immediately disqualified.

Do you have waivers?

No, unfortunately, we cannot offer any waivers at this time.

If you’d like additional information, please visit our BlueCat Short Film Festival page.