Submissions

Submissions for the Shortcutz Aruba is open on a rolling basis year-round. For more infromation about submitting your work to Shortcuz Aruba, please see below!
Entry Requirements
The call for entries for the Shortcutz Aruba is now open.
- Open to local residents or Arubans living abroad.
- Films must be a short 10 to 15 minute-long narrative.
- Films made on the last 2 years are eligible.
- All non-English language films must have legible English language subtitles.
- The film must not be available on the internet or have been broadcast nationally on cable television prior to the festival screening.
- Submission is free of charge.
- Submission deadlines: August 7th, September 11th, October 9th and November 6th.

Submission and exhibation formats:
- For submissions, we only accept an online film screener link with password.
- The exhibition formarts are MP4 or Blu-ray. (Full-HD)
  
To prevent copyright infringement, we recommend applicants not to use copyrighted music, soundtracks and images.
Films with original soundtrack, good audio quality, good lighting, good composition and a great story make a better chance to be considered for the competition.

For more detailed information, read the Q&A below.
  1. I’m from Aruba but I live abroad, can I submit my film?

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    Yes, Shortcutz Aruba is made for all living in Aruba, but also for Arubans living abroad.
  2. I’m 18 and I’m the Cinematographer, can I submit the film?

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    The film can only be submitted by the Director or Producer.
  3. I’m 16 years old, can I submit my film?

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    You must be 18 or older to submit your film.
  4. When is the deadline for submissions?

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    1.- July 15th for the August session. | 2.- August 7th for the September session. | 3.- September 11th for the October session. | 4.- October 9th for the November session. | 5.- November 6th for the December session.
  5. How much does the submission fee cost?

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    The submission is free of charge.
  6. How can I submit my film?

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    On this website, by filling out the form ‘SUBMIT YOUR FILM’.
  7. Which video format do I have to submit?

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    We accept an online film screener link with a password.
  8. What is an online film screener?

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    Online film screener is when the film is set to private mode and it requires a password to be viewed.
  9. Where can I upload my film set in private mode?

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    On Vimeo.
  10. My film is on YouTube/ Vimeo open to public, can I still submit it?

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    It is not possible to submit your film once it is viewed by the general public on YouTube, Vimeo or on a TV Channel.
  11. My film has participated in another film festival already, can I still submit it?

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    Yes, you can submit your film although it has been screened at other film festivals.
  12. I made my film three years ago, can I still submit it?

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    No, only films made on the last 2 years are eligible.
  13. How long must my film be?

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    Minimum 10 minutes and maximum 15 minutes.
  14. Which languages are admitted?

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    If the original language is not English, entries should have English sub-titles.
  15. What are the film categories?

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    There is only one category which is narrative fiction.
  16. Which genre is allowed?

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    All genre, from drama, to comedy, to action and thriller.
  17. When will I find out if my film has been selected?

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    We will notify you by email.
  18. Can I submit an unfinished/ incomplete film?

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    No, you should complete your film and submit it in another month.
  19. My film has been selected. How do I deliver the exhibition format?

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    You can deliver it personally, or through a download link.
  20. What are the specification for the exhibition format?

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    The exhibition formats are MP4 (MPEG-4) or Blu-ray. Even though you can deliver a Blu-ray disc, we prefer a digital format.
  21. How do I compress my short film?

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    VIDEO: Codec: H.264 | Frame Rate: 24 / 23.98 | Data Rate: 10.000 – 20.000 Kbits/sec | Resolution: 1080p HD = 1920x1080 px | Aspect Ratio: 16:9. AUDIO: Stereo | Codec: AAC / AAC-LC | Data Rate: 320 kbps | Sample rate: 48.000 kHz.
  22. My film has been selected, but is not screening in the month I submitted it for?

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    Selected films can be schedule to screen in a different month then the one submitted. This can happen for example due the similarity of subject from the films submitted in the same month.

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