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The CypherBlu Film Festival

Submission Details

CypherBlu - Film Festival Flyer-Good_edi

Submission Criteria:
Applicants can submit any genre of narrative short films as well as documentaries. No music video's or commercial content will be accepted. There is no limit to how old the material can be. We accept YouTube or Vimeo links with the content in English or with subtitles burned in.

Submission Fee:
$25 Standard Deadline

Copyright and Permissions:
Filmmakers must ensure they have obtained all necessary rights and permissions for the content featured in their films, including music, images, and any copyrighted material.

Films should be original works created by the submitting filmmaker(s). Plagiarism or unauthorized use of others' work is prohibited.

Premiere Status:
There are no premiere status limitations. If your project has been shown at other festivals we will still accept your submission.

Format and Technical Requirements:
Films links must be submitted in HD, with Stereo audio. The link must be private or unlisted with no password needed. No less than 2 minutes and no more than 8 minutes long including credits. There is no limit on what year the film was produced.

Submission Deadline:
Our standard deadline is April 30, 2024 by midnight. No submissions will be accepted after April 30, 2024.

Language and Subtitles:
Films in languages other than English will need to be subtitled in English.

Selection Process:
We have a selection committee that reviews submitted films. Only the top 15 semi-finalist will be screened at the festival June 8,2024.

Screening Rights:
If you are chosen as a finalist, you are authorizing Cypher Blu to screen your film at the festival June 8,2024. Unless we get a signed document stating otherwise.

Promotional Materials:
The CypherBlu Film Festival may request promotional materials such as stills, posters and filmmaker bios for use in marketing and promotion for the semi-finalist.


While not always required, filmmakers are encouraged to attend the festival. Transportation to and from the studio for the screening and for shoot dates will not be provided.

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