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Our 2015 final deadline for submissions of short films has now passed.

Please write to for more information.

 Short film submissions MUST:

  • Have been Directed and/or Written by a female filmmaker. Co-gender productions will be considered.
  • Be 30 minutes or under in length, including credits;
  • Have been completed after June, 2014;
  • Include an English language track or English language subtitles.

About Feature length dramas and documentaries (+30 minutes):

Feature-length dramas and documentaries will be selected by curation only at this time. We are most grateful, however, to receive expressions of interest from female feature filmmakers. Please write to, including:
– Your feature film’s title
– Name of Director(s) Writer(s) and Producer(s)
– A brief synopsis
– Date of completion
– Runtime, including credits
– Status of release
– Trailer link

We will direct your email to our Programming Committee. If we are able consider your feature film for SJIWFF26 we will contact you to request a screener.


SJIWFF26 Submission Dates:

March 13, 2015 — Early Bird Deadline ($10CAD)
April 10, 2015 — Regular Deadline ($20CAD)
May 15, 2015 — Late Deadline ($35CAD)
May 22, 2015 — Withoutabox Extended Deadline ($50CAD)

Download our SJIWFF26 Rules and Regulations.

or download a *2015 Short Film Entry Form and mail it (with entry fee and 3 copies of your film) to:

SJIWFF26 Submissions
PO Box 984, Station C
St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M3

Please direct courier packages to:

SJIWFF26 Submissions
28 Cochrane Street, Suite 101
St. John’s, NL, A1C 3L3

*DO NOT use the short film entry form to submit a feature-length film. See guidelines regarding features above.

**Please ensure that your package is marked “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE.” Any package incurring brokerage fees will be returned unopened.

Entries will be viewed by a programming committee and entrants will be notified of the decision regarding their film/video in September 2015. Submission copies will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, prepaid envelope or a courier account number.

The SJIWFF Festival Programming Committee has the power to decide on any matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations. Submitting a completed entry implies acceptance of these regulations. In any dispute, the decision of the Festival Committee will be final.


Please be aware of our Exhibition Copy formats.

Submission Tips:

SUBMIT COMPLETE: We must receive your complete application with screener and the entry fee applicable to place your film into consideration. If you need help to complete your submission, please contact us at

ABOUT WAIVERS: We are only able to grant fee waivers to filmmakers whose work has been screened at a prior SJIWFF. When requesting a fee waiver, indicate the title and Festival year of your last selected submission(s).

PROTECT YOUR WORK: If submitting your film as an online screener it must be protected by password. Include both link and password in your submission. The Festival is not responsible for submission screeners damaged or lost enroute to us. In case of damage to a received exhibition copy, the obligation of the Festival is limited to compensating the filmmakers for the cost of making a new print.

NEED DVD SUBMISSION COPIES BACK? Please include a self -addressed, prepaid envelope, or clearly note your direct courier account number with return address.

A WEE FEE REMINDER: If you are submitting by mail/courier from Canada, we can accept personal or company cheques. If submitting by mail/courier from outside Canada, we can only accept international money orders in CAD. We are not able to process non-Withoutabox electronic fee payments at this time.

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