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Oasis Short Film Monthly Series

Opening Date: 
August 07, 2019
Earlybird Deadline: 
April 10, 2019
Regular Deadline: 
June 15, 2019
Late Deadline: 
August 20, 2019
Extended Deadline: 
August 31, 2019
Notification Date: 
September 01, 2019
Event Date: 
September 05, 2019 to October 05, 2019
Festival Description: 

Welcome to the Oasis Short Film Series where we showcase the emerging talent of the next generation of filmmakers. Our goal is to create a destination that showcases the very best of the best short films that would otherwise fly under the radar because of a lack of star power, big budget, or industry-filmmaker connections.

Every month we screen between 10 and 15 short films online and we pick one to be the 'Short Film of the Month'. At the end of the year in December we screen all of the ' Short Films of the Month' and we crown one to be the 'Short Film of the Year'.

Our festival was created in 2016 with the goal of providing a showcase for the next generation of talented filmmakers. We want to bridge the gap between film festivals and internet video.

People are busy in 2019 and while being accepted into a film festival helps a film's prestige, having a 2pm screening time on Wednesday afternoon means that the audience will likely be very small. We want to change that. We want to create a place that is known for only showcasing great work while at the same time having it on demand for viewers to watch 24/7.

We also want to set ourselves apart from other festivals by giving our submitters feedback. Every film is scored within ten categories that have a rating between 1-10, feedback notes, plus overall notes. This way our filmmakers are able to see how their work stacks up compared to others, how they can improve, and what they are doing right.

Every accepted film receives laurels plus every month we pick a best overall film and that filmmaker is interviewed on our site which is great for the film and filmmaker's publicity.

Please Note that the last screening series for the festival will be November 2019. Any accepted projects must submit public video links by November 5, 2019 in order to be featured on our website.

 

Awards & Prizes: 

Every month we select a Short Film of the Month from our entrants and over those films we select a Short Film of the Year in December.

Rules & Terms: 

1. Only professional quality work accepted.
2. Submission fee is nonrefundable.
3. Works must be less than 15 minutes (spec commercials must be 3 minutes or less).
4. All genres accepted.
5. If film is not in English then it must have subtitles.
6. Work must have been produced within the past five years.
7. Work must be submitted before the 20th of month in order to qualify for next month’s contest. Ex, submit before October 20 to qualify for November.
8. Official Selection laurels will be attached to acceptance emails.
9. We will not share your work outside of the festival jury committee.
10. All entries should be sent as ONLINE SCREENERS. Please don't send discs (CDs, DVDs, BluRays) or any downloadable files to us directly, such as high resolution posters or other digital media.
11. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the work submitted.
12. Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Strength of story
- Quality of production
13. Student films are accepted.
14. We have no rules concerning profanity and nudity.
15. To be fair to all filmmakers, FEE WAIVERS are not offered.
16. We accept 'Works in Progress'. Fully completed films must be sent to us three weeks before the film festival. We will not showcase uncompleted films. You will be taken out of the schedule.

1. Only professional quality work accepted.
2. Submission fee is nonrefundable.
3. Works must be less than 15 minutes (spec commercials must be 3 minutes or less).
4. All genres accepted.
5. If film is not in English then it must have subtitles.
6. Work must have been produced within the past five years.
7. Work must be submitted before the end of month in order to qualify for next month’s contest. Ex, submit before October 20 to qualify for November.
8. Official Selection laurels will be attached to acceptance emails.
9. We will not share your work outside of the festival jury committee.
10. All entries should be sent as ONLINE SCREENERS. Please don't send discs (CDs, DVDs, BluRays) or any downloadable files to us directly, such as high resolution posters or other digital media.
11. By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the work submitted.
12. Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Strength of story
- Quality of production
13. Student films are accepted.
14. We have no rules concerning profanity and nudity.
15. To be fair to all filmmakers, FEE WAIVERS are not offered.
16. We accept 'Works in Progress'. Fully completed films must be sent to us three weeks before the film festival. We will not showcase uncompleted films. You will be taken out of the schedule.

Our connection
Festival Organizers: 
Dan Kowalski
Festival Contact Information: 
Contact Information Displayed publicly
Website: 
http://www.OasisShortFilmFestival.com
Address: 

68 Montrose Drive
Commack NY 11725
USA

Submission Address: 
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