Robinson International Short Film Competition
The Robinson International Short Film Competition is open to any and all independent filmmakers, including college and graduate level film students, as well as professionals in the field. Eligible films must adhere to the following criteria:
- Must be a Pittsburgh premiere (no prior public Pittsburgh screenings or TV broadcasts)
- Films completed in 2014 or later
- Foreign language films must have English subtitles
- Length: thirty-five (35) minutes or less
- Acceptable genres include narrative, documentary, or animated films
- Submissions must contain an essence of Jewishness as represented by theme, history or culture
All applicants must complete an online entry form.
Entrants may submit more than one film. Each entry requires a separate entry form and fee.
To complete the 2017 Robinson online entry form click here.
The following info is needed to complete the entry form:
Film synopsis (50 word maximum), country of origin, type of film, length of film, screening and broadcast history, honors and awards, filmmaker’s contact information, biography (100 word maximum), and personal statement (100 word maximum).
Please submit via an online link. All films are reviewed by the JFilm staff. Semi-finalists’ films will be made available for the competition’s jurors on JFilm’s private online viewing site.
Deadline: Entries are due January 9, 2017
By September 30: $10
By December 15: $20
After December 15: $30
Payments must be made online with a credit card or mailed in the form of a U.S. bank check or money order. Personal checks from outside the U.S. are not accepted. Do not send cash.
Awards and Presentation
Up to ten films will be selected for presentation at the Awards Gala, May 17, 2017. Gold and Silver Prizes will be announced immediately following the screening.
Finalists will be notified in March of their selection. All finalists are invited to attend. All finalist films will be shown. The three prize winners will be flown to Pittsburgh for the Awards Gala.
Production Deliverable for Finalists
One DCP with the finalists’ films will be compiled for exhibition at the Awards Gala. If your film is a finalist, the following ProResHQ QuickTime file must be submitted.
- 1920 x 1080 Pixels
- 24 Frames Per Second (23.98fps is also accepted)
- 5.1 Audio (Stereo is acceptable if no 5.1 exists)
- Delivered as: ProResHQ QuickTime
The above mentioned specs are the preferred deliverable. If your project settings do not match, a master quality file of your project in its native framerate and resolution is acceptable.