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And just like that... We're back!

Submissions open for #SYSFF20

Awards & Prizes

We grant a $500 cash prize to our juried BEST OF FEST, $250 for our Programmer's Choice winner, and award $250 to our AUDIENCE FAVORITE. Additionally, "Best in Category" awards are determined by jurors. We recognize WINNERS, RUNNER-UPS, and HONORABLE MENTIONS in the following categories: - DRAMATIC SHORT - DOCUMENTARY SHORT - EXPERIMENTAL SHORT - COMEDY SHORT - GENRE SHORT - ANIMATED SHORT - STUDENT SHORT - SUPER SHORT FILM (UNDER 5 MINUTES)** - FEMALE DIRECTED SHORT We also award one "BEST PILOT" or "ORIGINAL SERIES" episode.

Jurors from past years included: - TONY HALE - Emmy Winning Actor (Veep, Arrested Development) - DAN LIN, Producer of the Lego Movie Franchise - EMILY BEST, Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark - JACKIE TOHN (Glow) - TROIAN BELLISARIO - actress/director (Pretty Little Liars) - KABIR AKHTAR - director (Grownish, Crazy Ex Girlfriend) - JEREMY HOWE, writer/producer on The Big Bang Theory - DOUG JONES (Shape of Water, Pans Labyrinth) - WYNN EVERETT (HBO's The Newsroom, Agent Carter) - PAUL SLOOP (Shorts Programmer, Cleveland International Film Festival)


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