The Food & Farm Film Festival showcases new films related to food and farming. We are primarily looking for short films (less than 30 minutes), but will consider longer films, including features. Documentaries, animated films, and fiction films will all be considered. Our goal is to offer a wide variety of perspectives on food & farming.

We cannot currently offer to pay for travel expenses, but all filmmakers selected for the festival will receive two free tickets.

All entries must be submitted by the deadline.. Rough cuts or works-in-progress are accepted and reviewed. However, filmmakers are urged to submit as close to the final cut as possible. The Festival will not accept new versions of an entry unless requested by the programming staff. All entrants will be notified of the Festival’s decision.

EARLY: December 1
FINAL: December 31

For review purposes, entries must be submitted either on DVD (region 0 or 1). Test your DVD on several makes and models of players before submitting it. Only one entry on a DVD, please.

All non–English language entries must have English subtitles for preview and for Festival presentation.

The Festival is unable to waive entry fees or provide discounts beyond those indicated. Entry fees are not refundable. You may submit any number of titles. However, a separate entry form, preview copy and entry fee are required for each title. If the Festival determines a work is entered in the wrong category and needs to reassign it, any discrepancy in entry fees between the categories must be paid by the entrant.

Payment is accepted only in U.S. dollars, by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. We cannot accept American Express. Checks must have a printed address and telephone number. A photocopy of your driver license must be enclosed with payment. International entries must pay by Visa, MasterCard or money order in U.S. dollars. International entrants who do not wish to pay by credit card must contact the Film Society for instructions on sending a bank wire transfer. (There is an additional $20 fee for wire transfers.) Do not send cash.

Ship your DVD in a bubble-pack envelope in a plastic safe case. A fiberpack envelope can cause damage to disks as well as DVD decks. All shipping costs to San Francisco must be borne by the sender. All tapes must indicate title, shipper’s name and return shipping address. We recommend that entries from outside the U.S. be sent Air Mail Registered or by parcel or express service. We cannot accept entries shipped via air freight if customs and delivery fees have not been prepaid.

Entries will not be returned. Every reasonable effort is made to protect screeners from damage or loss, but the Festival, its management and its juries cannot assume liability for damage or loss.

Food and farm films.