For 2019, the 13th edition of the festival takes place in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on Saturday, 30th November. The Short Short Story Film Festival celebrates brevity in filmmaking, with films from across the globe, both live-action and animated.
Two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, both showcase dozens of films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, each with a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.
There is no fee to submit your film to the festival.
The length of the film including all credits must be at least 1 minute (1:00:00) and shorter than 6 minutes (5:59:xx).
The film must tell a story; this excludes public service announcements, trailers, music videos, non-narrative experimental pieces, etc.
Whether a piece is truly narrative is at the discretion of the submission review panel.
All genres and styles are considered, including live action and animation, documentary and fiction, drama and comedy, etc.
For 2019, we prefer films completed in 2018 or 2019. Films completed in 2017 may also be considered. Earlier films are ineligible.
None of the following criteria disqualify a film but may count against films in consideration for acceptance: