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Short Film
We accept shorts of lengths, styles and genres, including DOCUMENTARY shorts and ANIMATED films. Films can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films shot by locals or shot around SF Bay area is a plus, but not required. Time limit: Under 30 minutes in length.
Music Video
This film section is one of the most exciting during our festival. Time limit: Under 10 minutes in length.
Short Documentary
Documentary films under 30 minutes.
Animated Short
Animated short films under 30 min in length

The Silicon Valley Film Festival and Awards - produced by Movie Makers Unite, a not for profit corporation, dedicated to incubate filmmakers with a vision of 'Imagination and Creativity for a rapid Social Change' that brings us a wonderful and a Green 'Tomorrow's World'.

Silicon Valley Film Festival promotes Siliwood film making and giving international filmmakers a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, network with fellow filmmakers .

All short films, including docs and animation, compete for our esteemed Silicon Valley Awards, named after one of the Silicon Valley Legend every year. All Awards are selected by our Festival selection committee except Audience choice award, which is based on mobile votes or ballots filled out after the screening.

If your film is accepted for screening at the festival, you agree that Silicon Valley's Public Access cable channels CreaTV, KMVT, Palo Alto Media Center and other community channels may broadcast all or part of the submitted video in selected Silicon Valley Film Festival video post-event showings.

GREEN FESTIVAL: As part of Green Earth initiative , we encourage you to help us to 'Go Green' - Most of our fliers or Posters are targeted for mobile devices. So if you have 'Podcast / mobile posters' send us with your submission.

Cheenu Krishnan (Festival Registrar) ; Cheenu Krishnan (Festival Registrar) ; Moorthi PV (Director)

We welcome films from anyone in any genre. All submissions must fit the range of 1 to 30 minutes in length. Filmmakers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area are strongly encouraged to apply, however we accept international submissions.

Films may be submitted by mail or as a secure screener through Withoutabox. If you choose to submit by mail, ensure that your DVD will play on U.S. DVD players (Region 0).

Submission deadlines are as follows:

Early entry fee - June 15th - $35.00
Regular entry fee - July 15th - $40.00
Late entry fee - July 30th - $40.00

Withoutabox late submission only - August 5th - $50.00

If you are a filmmaker local to the greater San Francisco Bay Area, you receive a $10 DISCOUNT at each entry level.( Pl. send a proof of residence with submission.)

If you submit by mail, please be sure to include the following information:

Title of the work
Name of the entrant and all pertinent crew members and actors
Email address
Return address (With prepaid postage)
Phone number you can be reached at

Otherwise please fill out the required fields on the Withoutabox submission form.

Accepted films will have the opportunity to compete for Silicon Valley Awards in a variety of categories in addition to screening at the festival.

All eligible entries will be reviewed by a Film Festival Selection Committee with Official Selections announced and notified by August 10, 2010.

*** Preview DVD's should be clearly labelled with the title, running time and contact information (name, phone number, e-mail.) or WaB number.
*** If you are submitting more than one entry, a separate submission is required for each film, although they may be mailed together.

For more information, please email our programming director at


Great chance for animations at Silicon Valley Film Festival Aug 21, 2010

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Great chance for animations at Silicon Valley Film Festival Aug 21, 2010

Great chance for animations at Silicon Valley Film Festival Aug 21, 2010
Hi ,
We have very few submissions for 'Animation and Music Video' Categories.

We also looking for submissions from moderate shorts and short documentaries.

If you like to submit, you have a great chance of screened and also to win.

Let your friends know as well.

Thanks and good luck.

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