Final Selections

Below are the list of the final official selections to the 2017 Autumn Shorts Film Festival:

A Game of Chess – William David Glenn IV – Nicholasville, Kentucky
cold fish – Alessia Cecchet – Soquel, California
Collage Digital Video Productions – Somerset, Kentucky
Connected – Digital Video Productions – Somerset, Kentucky
Frin – Sky Art – Kurdistan, Iraq
Gamers – Rodrigo Canet – Toledo, Spain
Groomed – Sami Armiger – Orange, California
Growth – Sil Van Der Woerd– The Netherlands
Lendin – Piero Tonin – Milan, Italy
Lucky Fellow – Samuel Auer – Berlin, Germany
My First Story – Maria Mina – Russia
Niofar – Gautier LaCaille– Senegal
Stroboscope – Evgeniya Duplyakina – Moscow, Russia
School of Shock – Aura Films – Colchester, England
The Learning Alliance – Muhammad Umar Saeed – Pakistan
The Suitor – Congosto Films – Woodside, New York
Thirsty Children – Rzgar Husen – Iraq-Kurdstan-Duhok
Under the Canopy of Trees – Max Babich – Belarus, Minsk
Utki-Indoutki – Alina Mikhailova – Protvino, Russia
Yuzyillik Yalnizlik  – Cem Temel – İstanbul, Turkey

The fest will take place at Somerset Community College on September 14 and 15, 2017.

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2017 Early Selections Announced

The films below are early official selections into the 2017 Autumn Shorts Film Festival. The fest is scheduled to take place at Somerset Community College on September 14 and 15, 2017. The complete schedule will be announced after the final selection are made in August.

A Game of Chess – William David Glenn IV – Nicholasville, Kentucky
cold fish – Alessia Cecchet – Soquel, California
Collage – Digital Video Productions – Somerset, Kentucky
Connected – Digital Video Productions – Somerset, Kentucky
Frin – Sky Art – Kurdistan, Iraq
Gamers – Rodrigo Canet – Toledo, Spain
Groomed – Sami Armiger – Orange, California
Hoblio – The Path to Freedom – Piero Tonin – Milan, Italy
Lucky Fellow – Samuel Auer – Berlin, Germany
School of Shock – Aura Films – Colchester, England
The Suitor – Congosto Films – Woodside, New York
Utki-Indoutki – Alina Mikhailova – Protvino, Russia

2017 Call for Submissions

Somerset Community College Theatre & Film welcomes submissions of films no longer than fifteen minutes in length. Selected films will be showcased at the Festival on September 14 and 15. 2017. Awards will be presented for outstanding achievements by the official selections. There are no cash awards.

The official online entry form for the Autumn Shorts Film Festival can be found at Google Documents. All submissions will be accepted through the form linked below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWhCLuxpqjmn8orFIHHBWJ6iasH5R10X48f4Yc7yzwEPUzQA/viewform

A Downloadable Link: A link to a downloadable version of your film on such sites as Vimeo is a common mode of submission. We can also accept submissions via Dropbox and Wetransfer. NOTE: We must have the film file itself before your submission is complete. We cannot do initial screening from links to web players such as Youtube. We will not download files from Youtube or any other site via third party applications.

When transferring via Wetransfer list Steve.Cleberg@kctcs.edu as “friend.”

Submissions must be no longer than 15 minutes in length.

Submissions must be digital files in their final, viewing condition. Preferably in 1080p resolution, H.264 codec in a mp4 wrapper.

INTERNATIONAL FILMS: All films not rendered in the English language are required to include English subtitles that are embedded into the rendered file.

It is unlikely that submissions which contain graphic sexual or violent images and/or gratuitous profanity will be selected as official entries. Beyond this, we encourage flights of imagination and original artistry. We feel that the short film is an excellent vehicle for such experimentation and exploration.

Did I mention that there’s no submission fee?
Festival Time Frame
Submissions begin: January 1, 2017
Early Selection Deadline: April 30, 2017.
First Round Selections Announced: June 1, 2017
Early submissions not selected in the first round of selections are not necessarily excluded from the final selections. Early submissions that are not announced in the first round of selections will automatically be considered for the final official selections.

Final Deadline: June 30, 2017
Final Official Selections Announced: By August 1, 2017

Festival: Thursday and Friday; September 14 and 15, 2017 in SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre.

2016 Official Selections!

We extend our gratitude to all who submitted to our 9th annual film festival. There was an enormous response. We hope that you will plan to submit to next year’s festival as well.

You will find below the official selection to this year’s festival which will be held on the campus of Somerset Community College in Somerset, Kentucky on Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16.  The event will occur in SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre and will begin at 7:00pm each night. There will be an “audience choice” awarded on each night of the festival. The fest will culminate in an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the fest on Friday night.

2016 Autumn Shorts Film Festival
Official Selections

A(s)cend in the Red – Gerry James – The Explore Kentucky Initiative (Louisville, Kentucky)
Amna – Zoran Ćatić – eTV – Sarajevo  (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo)
Besties – Marta Renzi (Nyack, New York)
Burrito Boyz – Danny Tran – Pacific Arts Movement (San Diego, California)
By Train – Robert Craft (Manchester, Kentucky)
Clown Not Die – Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi (Sanandaj, Iran)
Connected – SCCDVP – (Somerset, Kentucky)
I’m Human – Razan Haikal (Amman, Jordan)
Ladrones De Tiempo – Fran X. Rodrìguez (Madrid, Spain)
Lila – Carlos Lascano (Madrid, Spain)
My 2014 Neighbor – Anya Nepomuceno Zulueta – Go Motion Productions (Pasay City, Philippines)
Sisters – Lea Vidakovic (Jurong, Singapore)
Summerfalls: A Room With a Fued – SCCDVP (Somerset, Kentucky)
Summerfalls: The Choices We Make – SCCDVP (Somerset, Ketucky)
Super Fun Sequence Five – Robert Craft (Manchester, Kentucky)
The BOX – Arun Sripadam – C.MENT Studios (Bangalore, India)
The Paper Revolt – Ryan Rosendal (Kirkland, Washington)
Uncle Antlers – Carla Veldman (Toronto, Ontario)
Vatula- The Whirl Wind – Shyam Sundar Chatterjee (Mumbai, India)
Wadi Al Nasara – Waref Abu Quba (Darmstadt, Germany)
Winston’s Ghost: The Photography of Ryan Gustman – Daniel Spiller – Daniel Spiller Productions (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Wish – Yash Gadre (Pune, India)

Friday night awards serve as the finale of 2015 Autumn Shorts Film Festival

Autumn Shorts Film Festival – Friday Awards / Best of Fest Award

Outstanding Performances – Trin Miller and Conner Marx “Hannah and Otto”
Outstanding Editing – “Choreographer”
Outstanding Visual Effects – “Don Miguel”

Audience Choice for Best Film – “The Fly”

Nominated for “Best of Fest” were:
Choreographer
Don Miguel
The Fly
Pumpkin
Recyclable Plastic

Winner of the Best of Fest Award goes to “The Fly”

We are grateful to all of the films that took part!

Autumn Shorts Film Festival Announces Award Winners for the Opening Night

Great crowd for the opening night of the Autumn Shorts Film Festival! These are the awards that were announced at tonight’s session:

Outstanding Screenplay – “Recyclable Plastic”
Outstanding Animation – “Rupestre”
Outstanding Cinematography – “In Damascus.”
Audience Choice for Best Film – “Pumpkin”

Join us tomorrow night at 7:30pm in Stoner Little Theatre for a brand new slate of films and the world premiere of SCC’s own short film, “The Compassion Clock.” We will also announce the “Best of Fest” award and three new special achievement awards.