We want to showcase your work at TERMINUS (June 15-17, 2018)! Submit for an opportunity to screen as part of our celebration of films and games being produced by the brightest and most innovative minds across the country. Selected films are judged by a jury of industry professionals and compete for Golden Tripod Awards and prizing. 

 
2017 film screening

2017 film screening

CATEGORIES

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Any narrative work, in any genre, with a runtime of 30 minutes or less. Selected films to this category are eligible for awards and prizes including a 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Any documentary work, including docufiction, with a runtime of 30 minutes or less. Selected films to this category are eligible for awards and prizes including a 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.


ANIMATION SHORTS

Any animated work, including those combining live-action and animation, with a runtime of 30 minutes or less. Selected films to this category are eligible for awards and prizes including a 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.


Web Series & Episodic 

 

Scripted or improvised fiction in any genre, with a per episode runtime of 30 minutes or less. May submit up to 5 episodes as long as the total runtime does not exceed 60 minutes (1 hour). Multiple episodes must be uploaded as one continuous video. Selected films to this category are eligible for awards and prizes including a 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

ELIGIBILITY

 

All submissions must be completed after January 1, 2016. Multiple submissions are permitted. Each submission must be accompanied by a separate entry and fee. Anyone between the ages of 17-24 may submit as a student, including those not currently enrolled in school.

 
 

DEADLINES AND FEES

Earlybird November 3, 2017 $20 $15 (Students & We Make)
Regular February 2, 2018 $25 $20 (Students & We Make)
Late March 2, 2018 $30 $20 (Students & We Make)

Final Notifications: Filmmakers selected to screen at TERMINUS will be notified by Thursday, April 26, 2018

 
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please read the rules & terms before submitting

Rules and terms

  1. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2016
  2. TERMINUS 2018 is not accepting feature submissions at this time.
  3. Campus Movie Fest films are already in consideration for TERMINUS 2018. 
  4. Multiple submissions are permitted. Each submission must be accompanied by a separate entry and fees. Secure Online Screeners including Vimeo (preferred and the festival standard) and Youtube are accepted for preview screening. No other media will be accepted for preview.
  5. Submissions may be updated with a newer cut at anytime. However, TERMINUS cannot guarantee the judges will have time to re-watch films once they've been judged.
  6. A full refund will be granted for requests made within 72 hours of submitting to TERMINUS. No refunds will be honored once the 72 hour window has passed. This includes films that are removing themselves for consideration to preserve their premiere status, to meet the requirements of another film festival, or as requested by a distributor.
  7. Submissions that violate the rules & terms above may be disqualified from consideration at the discretion of TERMINUS programmers, and submission fees will not be refunded

Selected Films

  1. Selected films grant TERMINUS the right to use stills and excerpts for promotional purposes.
  2. At the time of screening at TERMINUS, Filmmakers must hold the festival rights to all copyrighted music in their films.
  3. All selected films must be available for exhibition as a digital file. Films must be available for download (preferred) or shipped to the TERMINUS office on thumb/hard drives at submitter's expense. Drives will be shipped post-festival to the address provided. BLU-RAY AND DVD WILL NOT BE SCREENED FOR EXHIBITION.