Rules & Terms

  1. The Arizona Student Film Festival (AZSFF) is open to students living in Arizona and attending school in Arizona. 
  2. Films entered into 2018 AZSFF must be made in the calendar year 2017. This equates to the last half of the previous school year and the first half of the current school year.
  3. Films must be submitted into the category when they were finished. There are 2 categories: Grade School which is open to students from Kindergarten through 8th grade at time of film's finish and High School which is open to students between 9th and 12th grades at time of film's finish.
  4. AZSFF accepts short films under 8 minutes in length. Films can be of any genre (ie. narrative, documentary, experimental) and must not contain any adult content or language.  Adult content including violence, language or other adult themes may cause my film to be eliminated from consideration. 
  5. Films may either be submitted via private password protected Vimeo link or by sending a DVD to Arizona Student Film Festival 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Ste. 1059 Phoenix, AZ  85054. If accepted, filmmakers must provide film in format requested by requested deadline (TBD). Failure to deliver finished film for screening may result in disqualification.
  6. Film must not be subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. Entrant accepts all licensing responsibility for any copyrighted material contained in my film. 
  7. Entrant must be authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. This includes streaming of films online on sites of Arizona Student Film Festival and/or its sponsors and affiliates. 
  8. Awards will be awarded to the top films as determined by a panel of judges selected by AZSFF. Monetary award will paid directly to school of winning filmmaker's choice. All decisions by judging panel and AZSFF are final.