It's the 13 Days 13 Shorts film festival!
We are teaming up with filmmaker Ash Blodgett to run our very second film festival where people are making short films inspired by this year's 13 themes. Everyone has until October 31st to submit your films and then on November 5th we will show ALL of the films during a live online premiere!
But wait, there's more! Our festival has prizes! We have categories! We have judges!
And you probably have questions.
So check our FAQ below and if you have any additional questions or suggestions, feel free to email us or send us a friendly tweet!
We'll see you November 5th for our online film festival!
Aspiring Swamp Hag
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone and everyone can participate in the 13 Days 13 Shorts film festival!
Whether you've made 100 movies before or this is your first film, we want your submissions! The spirit of 13 Days is all about being creative and exploring your artistic voice so do not be put off by a lack of fancy production equipment or budget.
Everyone everyone everyone is encouraged to make movies and submit them!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The festival is completely free! That's right, there is no cost to submitting your films!
WHAT KIND OF MOVIES CAN I SUBMIT?
You can submit ANY KIND of movie. Horror, comedy, experimental, parody, etc etc
We just ask that the films are mostly family friendly or you give us a content warning because we are not age-gating the festival and there might be younger viewers.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
We really only have two requirements. And those are:
1. there is no copyrighted music (because then we can't show them)
2. the runtime of your short film is not longer than 10 minutes
DO YOU RETAIN OWNERSHIP OVER
YOUR OWN FILM?
Of course! Yes! We have no ownership over your short films. Your short films are your short films, we're just showing them at the premiere on November 5th.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY FILM(S)?
Staring today, you will be able to hit the submit button up above. That will take you to a form where you can put in formation about your film(s) and upload your file(s). After that, we will take care of the rest for our November 5th premiere.
ARE THERE PRIZES?
Yes! We have prizes for three categories which will be announced during the film festival along with our three winners! Don't worry about playing to these mysterious prizes, just make your movie(s) and have fun!
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE FILM?
Absolutely! Please, you can submit as many films as you would like as long as they are under 10 minutes each. Have a blast!
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT?
The last day you can submit your films is October 31st at 11:59pm Pacific.
RESOURCES FOR FILMMAKERS
Want some low budget/no budget filmmaking resources? We got you!
FILM IT YOURSELF - Ash's YouTube channel is a treasure trove of filmmaking advice
IMCOMPETECH - a library of royalty free music. Just make sure you cite properly!
FREESOUND - a collection of free sounds you can use for anything. Cite properly!
PIXABAY - need a bunch of beautiful pictures? Great! Pixabay is royalty free images!