ALL SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 1ST (AND HOPEFULLY ONLY) CONFINEMENT FILM FESTIVAL ARE DUE NOW!
From the creators of Savage Love, HUMP!, and SPLIFF, we bring you:
Have you sanitized and rearranged your apartment? Twice? Finished Tiger King? Learned a Third Eye Blind song on your dusty guitar? Baked 11 loaves of bread? Are you homeschooling your children and grasping at straws for “Fine Arts” curriculum? Will you start any project to avoid actually working from home? Then CoFF is for YOU!
Since COVID-19 has all of us stuck at home, we’re inviting artists, filmmakers (and non-filmmakers), parents, teachers, and other creators who are experiencing this new normal to make and submit short films—5-minute maximum length—for the first ever Confinement Film Fest. We’re seeking films that explore our current reality of social distancing and self-quarantine. Funny films, sad shorts, first responder documentaries, anxiety spirals (think Trader Joe’s meets Walking Dead), mind fucks, WFH video mishaps, homeschooling honors, pot-influenced journeys, films about being trapped with an ex (or in-law)—all these have a home at CoFF.
There is no charge to enter a film in CoFF. Filmmakers retain all rights to their films. Films will only be viewable online. We will share 20% of ticket sales from the streaming of CoFF to be divided equally among the filmmakers that participate!
Three top prizes will be awarded! All winners are decided by the CoFF Jury. This year’s categories and prize packages are:
CoFF has optional extra credit items that will show the jury that the participant made this film specifically for the festival. These items are:
ALL SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ONE AND ONLY CoFF FILM FESTIVAL ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020 AT 5 PM PST.
Digital submission to firstname.lastname@example.org is preferred. In the same file/folder as your film submission, please include one release form and copies of IDs from ALL performers and a signed entry form with your film submission.
You must have the rights to the music used in your film. Permission from the original owner or a music license agreement must be submitted with your paperwork. Need help finding music for your film? Here are a few resources: