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Short Shorts | Shorts | Seniors | Students | Documentary | Feature Film | Christian – Inspirational | Animated


Short Shorts (5 min or less)

Shorts Shorts are any video with a running time of 5 minutes or less. Films must not contain nudity or strong sexual content. Profanity and violence are not recommended (other than for war or for accurate depiction of reality). All types of short shorts are accepted that meet our guidelines, including music videos, commercials, comedy sketches, and whatever else you create.

  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Standard: $30  USD
  • Student: $15  USD
  • Standard Deadline
  • Standard: $40  USD
  • Student: $25  USD
  • Final Deadline
  • Standard: $50  USD
  • Student: $35  USD


Shorts (5 – 35 min)

Shorts are any film, including documentaries and experimental media, with a running time between 5 and 35 minutes. Please do not submit films with nudity or sexual content. Profanity and violence are only acceptable in war films or films to portray reality.

  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Standard: $30  USD
  • Student: $15  USD
  • Standard Deadline
  • Standard: $40  USD
  • Student: $25  USD
  • Final Deadline
  • Standard: $50  USD
  • Student: $35  USD


Seniors (70 +)

We believe that you are never too young or old to pursue your dreams. Special rates are given to seniors over 70 and youth under 18. Sadly, due to some bad players you will need to provide a scanned picture of your driver’s license with your name and birthday on it so we can confirm your age and name. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. But we truly want to promote seniors who are truly seniors. Films must not contain nudity or sexual content. Films should not include excessive profanity or violence unless being used in a war picture or to portray reality. Films that seem to needlessly use profanity or glorify violence will not be accepted. Submissions must be made through withoutabox.com via the “online screener.” Upon acceptance of your film, a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc will be required and additional information will need to be provided in a press kit or through email with Writer, Director, Cast, and additional information. Thank You for choosing Perennial Film Festival!

  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Standard: $20  USD
  • Standard Deadline
  • Standard: $25  USD
  • Final Deadline
  • Standard: $35  USD


Students (17 and under)

We encourage students (17 and under) to submit films to our festival. Therefore, special rates exist. You must scan a student ID or driver’s license and email it to us in conjunction with paying the fees. Without this documentation, your film will not be reviewed or considered for our festival. General Rules: Films must not contain nudity or sexual content. Films should not include excessive profanity or violence unless being used in a war picture or to portray reality. Films that seem to needlessly use profanity or glorify violence will not be accepted. Filmmakers are encouraged to attend the festival although attendance is not required. Submissions must be made through withoutabox.com via the “online screener.” Upon acceptance of your film, a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc will be required and additional information will need to be provided in a press kit or through email with Writer, Director, Cast, and additional information. Thank You for choosing Perennial Film Festival!

  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Standard: $15  USD
  • Standard Deadline
  • Standard: $25  USD
  • Final Deadline
  • Standard: $35  USD


Documentary

Documentaries are welcome with any running time; however, the tighter and more interesting you can make it, the better chance you have of getting it approved. They are considered as a Documentary Feature if running time is over 40 minutes. Documentaries are a valuable contribution to society and our festival welcomes quality documentaries. General Rules: Films must not contain nudity or sexual content. Films should not include excessive profanity or violence unless being used in a war picture or to portray reality. Films that seem to needlessly use profanity or glorify violence will not be accepted. Submissions must be made through withoutabox.com via the “online screener.” Upon acceptance of your film, a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc will be required and additional information will need to be provided in a press kit or through email with Writer, Director, Cast, and additional information. Thank You for choosing Perennial Film Festival!

  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Standard: $30  USD
  • Student: $15  USD
  • Standard Deadline
  • Standard: $40  USD
  • Student: $25  USD
  • Final Deadline
  • Standard: $50  USD
  • Student: $35  USD


Feature Film (40 min +)

Features are considered non-documentary films over 40 minutes in running time. General Rules: Films must not contain nudity or sexual content. Films should not include excessive profanity or violence unless being used in a war picture or to portray reality. Films that seem to needlessly use profanity or glorify violence will not be accepted. Filmmakers are encouraged to attend the festival although attendance is not required. We believe that you are never too young or old to pursue your dreams, therefore, special rates are given to seniors over 70 and youth under 18. Submissions must be made through withoutabox.com via the “online screener.” Upon acceptance of your film, a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc will be required and additional information will need to be provided in a press kit or through email with Writer, Director, Cast, and additional information. Thank You for choosing Perennial Film Festival!

  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Standard: $30  USD
  • Student: $15  USD
  • Standard Deadline
  • Standard: $40  USD
  • Student: $25  USD
  • Final Deadline
  • Standard: $50  USD
  • Student: $35  USD


Christian-Inspirational

Perennial Film Festival encourages all quality films to enter. We seek films that inspire conversation and audience interaction. We like films with a point, a moral or an important concept or story to tell. We especially want to welcome and encourage Christian filmmakers because in today’s environment, Christian and inspirational films are often left out of festivals due to bias. We will not do that. We also encourage films of an independent nature that are not politically correct and are truly inspirational. Films that have a unique perspective or bring attention to important issues are important. These films are welcome in all categories. That said, we believe films can tell any story well without the need for nudity, sexual content, excessive violence or excessive profanity. Films with nudity or sexual content will not be considered. Films with excessive violence and profanity (other than in a war movie or to depict reality) will not be considered either.

  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Standard: $30  USD
  • Student: $15  USD
  • Standard Deadline
  • Standard: $40  USD
  • Student: $25  USD
  • Final Deadline
  • Standard: $50  USD
  • Student: $35  USD


Best Animated Film

Any computer generated, animated, or art film is accepted in this category that meets the festival rules and requirements. We do not accept films with nudity, including animated nudity, or excessive violence or excessive foul language. We also prefer films that are inspirational, funny, and have a good moral or point.

  • Earlybird Deadline
  • Standard: $30  USD
  • Student: $15  USD
  • Standard Deadline
  • Standard: $40  USD
  • Student: $25  USD
  • Final Deadline
  • Standard: $50  USD
  • Student: $35  USD